30-Minute Instant Pot Vegetable Biryani

Ready in under 30 minutes, this Instant Pot Vegetable Biryani is flavorful, delicious and easy to make. This recipe is definitely a keepe...

Ready in under 30 minutes, this Instant Pot Vegetable Biryani is flavorful, delicious and easy to make. This recipe is definitely a keepe...


Ingredients

  • Basmati Rice 1 cup
  • Mixed Vegetables (Carrots, French Beans, Potato, Cauliflower) 1 cup, chopped
  • Garlic 1-2 cloves, minced
  • Ginger Chilli paste 1 tsp
  • Onion 1/2 medium, chopped
  • Green Pepper 1/2 medium, chopped
  • Tomatoes 2 medium, diced
  • Bay leaves 1-2
  • Cloves 3-4
  • Black Pepper 3-4
  • Star Anise 1
  • Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala/ Biryani Masala 1 tsp
  • Yogurt 1/4 cup
  • Oil/ghee 2 tbsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice 1/2 tsp
  • Cilantro to top


Method
  1. Wash and soak the rice in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes and keep ready.
  2. In the base of the Instant pot add oil or ghee. Set the pot to saute mode and select normal. Wait till the display reads 'Hot'.
  3. Add mustard seeds, cloves, star anise and black pepper. Let them pop and add cumin seeds and bay leaves. Once the cumin seeds pop, add garlic and ginger chilli paste. Saute for a minute. 
  4. Add onion and pepper and saute for a couple of minutes. Add in tomatoes and mix well. Cook till the tomatoes are mushy. Whip the yogurt and mix it in.
  5. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and biryani masala. Mix well and add 1/4 cup water. Mix well and add the diced vegetables. 
  6. Cook for a couple of minutes and add drained rice and 1 cup water. Close the lid, set the mode to Pressure Cook. Set the time to 6 minutes and Pressure level to high. Close the lid and set the vent to sealing.
  7. Once the cooking process is complete, let the pressure release naturally for 2 minutes, then do a quick release. 
  8. Open the Instant pot, add cilantro and lime juice. Mix well and serve with Mixed vegetable raita and salad.