Chicken Biryani In Cooker

Veg Vegan Meat

Chicken biryani is one of the age-old, delicious dishes from Mughals. This aromatic one-pot chicken Biryani is prepared with basmati rice in a pressure cooker and can be enjoyed for lunch and dinner.

Chicken Biryani in Cooker

YIELD

5 people

TYPE

Main Course

TIME

60 minutes

LEVEL

Beginner

STEP

1

In a pressure cooker with medium heat, pour oil, add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, star anise, javitri, cardamom, and green chili. Saute until it turns aromatic

STEP

2

Now add the thinly sliced onions and saute until the onions are caramelized. Caramelizing the onions gives a nice flavor to the Chicken Biryani

STEP

3

Add turmeric, chili, coriander, biryani masala powder, garam masala, salt, and ginger garlic paste and saute everything well until the raw aroma leaves

STEP

4

Add chopped tomatoes and ¼ cup of mint leaves and saute them until the tomatoes turn mushy. Sauteeing the tomatoes to smooth gives a slightly tangy flavor to the Chicken Biryani

STEP

5

Add chicken pieces to the gravy and mix well until all the masala coats thoroughly on the chicken

STEP

6

Allow the chicken to cook for 7 to 10 minutes by stirring it on and off until the chicken leaves water

STEP

7

Add curd to the chicken gravy and mix well

STEP

8

Allow the chicken to cook for about 12 to 15 minutes by stirring it on and off. Stirring the gravy often gently avoids the gravy getting burnt at the bottom. Cook the gravy until it leaves oil on its sides

STEP

9

Add the soaked and drained basmati rice to the chicken gravy and spread the rice evenly

STEP

10

Add water from the sides of the rice

STEP

11

Allow the rice to cook to 70% and pat the rice evenly

STEP

12

Add remaining ¼ cup of mint leaves, fried onions, ghee, and orange food color and simmer the stove to low medium heat

STEP

13

Close the lid of the pressure cooker with the regulator (whistle weight) and cook for about 15 minutes(don't expect for the whistle to release the pressure since it is in low heat)

STEP

14

Switch off the stove and allow it to rest for 5 minutes and then open the lid

STEP

15

Fluff the biryani gently and now the chicken biryani should be ready for you to taste and enjoy

STEP

16

Serve the delicious Chicken Biryani with raita or with non-veg curry of your choice