Instant Pot Recipe- Beef Biryani


Beef Biryani

37821101_10155667105811658_1541553497286115328_nPrep-Time – 25 mins

Cook-Time – 30 mins

Servings – 5-6 people

Difficulty Level – Medium


  • 2 lbs beef cubes
  • 3 cups basmati rice
  • Cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup milk (optional)
  • 2 medium thinly sliced onions
  • 2 medium chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup beaten plain yogurt
  • Biryani spice mix (2 teaspoons ground cumin, 2 teaspoons ground coriander, 2 teaspoons ground turmeric, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon ground cardamom)
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  • Handful of almonds
  • Handful of raisins
  • 1/2 cup fried onions



  1. Wash and soak the rice in cold water.
  2. Turn the Instant Pot to ‘saute’ and add 1/2 cup oil. When it says “hot” and the chopped onions and saute until light brown (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add the meat, ginger and garlic paste and the spice mix. Stir everything together, making sure the spice mix is evenly mixed with everything else. Saute for 5 minutes.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
  5. Put on pressure cook for 10 minutes. This step makes the meat really nice and tender.
  6. Release pressure and open the lid carefully.
  7. Add the yogurt, tomatoes, almonds and raisins. Mix everything together.
  8. Add the soaked rice on top of the meat mixture, spread it to make a thin layer of rice. Add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup milk (or 1 cup water). The water should just cover the rice layer.
  9. Put on pressure cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Let pressure release naturally. Once released, carefully open the lid. Mix everything together.
  11. Serve in a bowl, garnish with fried onions and coriander.




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