Pressure Cooker Beef Biriyani With Step By Step Pictures

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Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add crushed cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves. Add finely sliced onion and cook till it turns golden brown. Add crushed ginger & garlic and chopped green chilli. Cook it for 3-4 mins…

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Add masala powders. Cook for 2-3 mins, add a bit of ghee or hot water, if the masala sticks to the cooker. Add sliced tomato and salt. Mix well…

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When tomato becomes soft, add cleaned beef, chopped coriander and mint leaves. Mix well. Add 1/2 cup water and close the cooker. Cook till the beef is 3/4 th cooked…

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Add washed rice and gently mix. Add 2.5 cups of water and bring it to boil. Close the cooker and put on weight. Reduce the flame to lowest and cook for 10 mins. Keep it closed till pressure drops completely. Open the cooker and fluff the biriyani with a fork…

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Pressure Cooker Beef Biriyani With Step By Step Pictures

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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings: 4 -5
Author: Maria Jose Martin

Ingredients

  • 500 gms Basmati Rice (2.5 cups approx)
  • 500 gms Beef (measured after cleaning, cut into medium bite size pieces)
  • 4 Cardamom
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 small pieces Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 med -big Onion (finely sliced)
  • 3-4 Green chilli (chopped)
  • 1.5 tbsp Crushed ginger & garlic (each)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 -1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Fennel powder
  • 2 medium Tomato (sliced)
  • 3 tbsp Chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp Chopped mint leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add crushed cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves. Add finely sliced onion and cook till it turns golden brown. Add crushed ginger & garlic and chopped green chilli. Cook it for 3-4 mins.
  • Add masala powders. Cook for 2-3 mins, add a bit of ghee or hot water, if the masala sticks to the cooker. Add sliced tomato and salt. Mix well. When tomato becomes soft, add cleaned beef, chopped coriander and mint leaves. Mix well. Add 1/2 cup water and close the cooker.
  • Cook till the beef is 3/4 th cooked (refer notes). Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and do a taste test. Add more salt (keep in mind, that rice will be added to the masala) and garam masala if required. If there is excess water, let it reduce completely.
  • Add washed rice and gently mix. Add 2.5 cups of water and bring it to boil. Close the cooker and put on weight. Reduce the flame to lowest and cook for 10 mins. Switch off the gas and keep it closed till pressure drops completely.
  • Open the cooker and fluff the biriyani with a fork.
  • Garnish the biriyani with fried cashew and onions.
  • Serve hot with raita, pappad and pickle.

Notes

I used veal for this recipe. To cook the veal, after the first whistle on full flame, I reduced the flame to lowest and cooked for 8-10 mins.
I guess, you can use Mutton instead of beef and follow the same recipe.
You can add more coriander and mint leaves, if you like. Also, you can add a tbsp of lemon juice along with rice, if you like.
Biriyani keeps well in the fridge for 3 days.
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19 thoughts on “Pressure Cooker Beef Biriyani With Step By Step Pictures”

  1. Fabulous recipe! I’ve just made this for the first time after a busy day of schooling and it took almost no time to get a delicious meal on the table! Thanks, Maria.

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  2. Omg d beef biriyani ws rock on!!!!!! My hus cannot stop praising and himself being brought up in bglor nd tasted almost too many biriyanis in his lifetime, he cannot go wrong when he says, ‘this is d best biriyani i have had in my life’…. Thank u so much nd even im drooling….

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  3. This is a great beef biriyani recipe and we have made it on quite a number of occasions. However, this recipe wont suit (actually, would be a disappointmen) if we replace it by mutton, may be because the mutton doesnt require the same masala flavors as beef.

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  4. Hi Maria! My wife and I was googling around beef biryani till we saw your blog. Pressure cooker biryani recipe was helpful and yeah! It was tasty! Thank you.

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  5. Hi Maria,
    You have mentioned 2.5 cups of water for the 2.5 cups of water. Is that enough? Coz usually we double the amount of water for basmati rice, isnt it?

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  6. Hi Maria,
    Great blog you have here. Need an opinion. If I have to serve 15 people, how many cups of rice vs. kgs. of beef do you think I should go for? The entire crowd is a foodie-gang :)

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  7. Hi Chechi,
    My husband is a die hard, big time fan of biriyanis – be it any type…..so much so that he can even have it everyday….
    I tried this recipe last Friday with a minor change in the ingredients – I added double the quantity since we like more masala in our biriyani – and it turned out real good.
    My hus just put one ball of this biriyani in his mouth and before even swallowing he was all praises for the same and wouldn’t stop until evening. He even finished the leftovers the next day for lunch.
    Thanks chechi for the recipe…

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