Beef Biryani
Servings Prep Time
5-6servings 25minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
5-6servings 25minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
  • 2lbs beefcubes
  • 2cups Basmati rice
  • cooking oil
  • 1/2cup milkoptional
  • 2medium onionsthinly sliced
  • 2medium tomatoeschopped
  • 1tbsp ginger paste
  • 1tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2cup plain yogurtbeaten
  • 1/2cup corianderchopped
  • 1/3cup Almonds
  • 1/3cup raisins
  • 1/2cup fried onions
Biryani spice mix
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 2tsp ground turmeric
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp black pepperfreshly ground
  • 1tsp nutmegfreshly ground
  • 1tsp cardamomground
  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.