Pressure cooked Chicken Briyani

Why do we need to worry about Dum for making Briyani. Alternative way is there to make tasty chicken briyani by using Pressure cooker and it is easy.


Chicken leg pieces - 5 ( You can use chicken )
Rice - 1 -½ cup (Basmati rice preferable. I used normal raw rice)
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Curd or Yogurt - 2 tsp
Eggs - 3 (Optional)
Green chilli - 3
Lemon - ½
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Poppy seeds - ½ tsp
Coriander and mint leaves - 4 tsp
Cloves - 5
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 2
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Salt for taste


Add Green chilli, Lemon juice, Fennel seeds , Poppy seeds, Cloves , Cinnamon , Ginger garlic paste, coriander and mint leaves into a mixer jar and make into smooth paste.

Wash the chicken well and keep aside.
Heat 3 tsp of oil in pressure cooker pan. Once oil hot, add bay leaf. Once it turn into golden color add the ground paste and stir it. Stir it often till the raw flavor of mix goes out.

Now add chopped onion and cook it until it gets translucent. Then add curd and mix it well.
Once curd bind with onion, add chopped tamato and salt. Cook it till the tomato become mushy.

Now add the chicken pieces and add turmeric, coriander, chilli, garam masala powder and stir it. Cook this mix for 5 minutes without water.

Now add 4 cups of water and bring to boil.
Once you start seeing bubbles, add rice (No need of soaking rice if it is normal raw rice. If it is basmati rice , soaked it for 20 minutes)
Close the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistle sound. After whistles, turn off the flame and wait for the pressure goes down automatically.
In Parallel boil the eggs and peel out the shell.
Now open the lid and serve with the boiled egg and your favorite rita.
This is very easy and very tasty way of making chicken briyani at home. No need to worry about Dum.
Now chicken briyani is ready to serve.
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