Biryani is a layered rice dish made with meat or vegetables and spices, usually prepared with basmati rice. Making biriyani the authentic way can be a quite time-consuming and laborious process. So here is an easy, quick and hassle-free vegetable biriyani cooked in a pressure cooker, with no compromise on taste.
I rarely make the dum style biriyani as it's an elaborate process. Whenever we are in a mood for biriyani, I prefer this simple one pot biriyani. The amount of water and cooking time is crucial while cooking in pressure cooker, else the rice may get overcooked and mushy. After few trial and errors, I finally succeeded in getting perfectly cooked rice. This biriyani can be packed for lunch box too. Serve this spicy biriyani with raita and papad.
Notes and Tips
- Adjust the amount of green chillies and biriyani masala according to your preference.
- Soaking the rice reduces the cooking time and gives longer grains, so do not skip it.
- You can finely chop mint, coriander, green chilly, garlic and ginger, instead of grinding.