Instant Pot Fish Biryani

Fish cubes over rice with raisins, spices and basil

Amazing one-pot meal you can make in the Instant Pot in less than 20 minutes.

Fish cubes over rice with raisins, spices and basil

Delicious mixture of rice, fish and spices you an serve for dinner or lunch.

Please note that this Instant Pot recipe is spicy. If you don't like hot food, you can remove the jalapeno peppers.

You can add different flavors in it according to your choice and enjoy it.

Which fish to use?

Free to use any fish you like. Cod or Salmon work best in my opinion.

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Fish cubes over rice with raisins, spices and basil

Instant Pot Fish Biryani

A simply delicious rice and fish dish infused with traditional South Asian flavors. The garnishing of fresh mint and cilantro adds an aromatic and refreshing touch to the biryani.
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: basmati rice, fish, Special Fish Biryani
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 1 cup basmati rice rinsed and drained
  • 1 lb fish boneless
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapeno peppers diced
  • 1 cup onion thinly sliced
  • 1 piece ginger thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 whole cloves
  • cilantro for serving
  • mint for serving


  • Press saute and add ghee.
  • Add the spices and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add garlic cloves, jalapeno peppers, onion and ginger and sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add fish and sauté for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Add water, rice and salt and stir.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • When cooking tiem is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid, add mint and cilantro on top and serve.


Calories: 253kcal Carbohydrates: 30g Protein: 18g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 434mg Potassium: 367mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 197IU Vitamin C: 9mg Calcium: 47mg Iron: 1mg
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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Fish Biryani

  1. 5 stars
    I needed a simple one pot meal using fish and stumbled across this recipe. Thought I'd give it a go - we're not heat fans so I left out the jalapenos (and I must confess that I forgot the garlic!). After setting the pressure cooker going, I was doubtful that the meal would go down well - no sauce at all, which we're used to having with any Indian cuisine. However, I have to say that this was delicious! Very subtle, gentle flavours. I've saved the recipe and will be sharing it too!

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe. As I'm trying it out now, I have a few suggestions: some ingredients are listed but not in the actual recipe (the ghee for ex), then the recipe doesn't really say when to add the mint and coriander. Some serving tips would be great too!
    Thank you very much for the hard work.

    1. These points were missed from the instructions by some reasons. Now i have made the corrections.

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