Beef Biryani
By :Tasnim Rahman
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Votes: 7
Rating: 3.86
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Basmati Rice, Beef, Spices
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
5-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs beef cubes
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup milk optional
  • 2 medium onions thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt beaten
  • 1/2 cup coriander chopped
  • 1/3 cup Almonds
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup fried onions
Biryani spice mix
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tsp nutmeg freshly ground
  • 1 tsp cardamom ground
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Rice & Pastas
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Basmati Rice, Beef, Spices
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
5-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs beef cubes
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup milk optional
  • 2 medium onions thinly sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt beaten
  • 1/2 cup coriander chopped
  • 1/3 cup Almonds
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup fried onions
Biryani spice mix
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tsp nutmeg freshly ground
  • 1 tsp cardamom ground
Votes: 7
Rating: 3.86
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Instructions
  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.
6 replies
  1. Mvmny
    Mvmny says:

    Definately needs a salt! Very plain taste. Did not added 1/2 water and milk because was a lot of liquid already. Need adgastments!

  2. Jnealer
    Jnealer says:

    Great flavor, BUT: add salt along with the other spices, and cut the first cook to 5 minutes – the beef was way overdone. Also, you can add frozen peas or garbanzo beans to pad it out more.

  3. Carlena Frith
    Carlena Frith says:

    Everyone loved it and the kids even ate rhe leftovers. I took the suggestions above abot salt and reducing thebfurst cook time. Came out perfect. Wish I could get fresh corriander here though.

  4. James
    James says:

    Thanks Tasnim, dish was perfect and I too didn’t need to add any more water with rice. I’ll check out some of your other recipes.

  5. Christy Blanchard
    Christy Blanchard says:

    Flavor was rather plain for an Indian dish. So I agree there needs to be some spice adjustments that include salt.

    The process was reasonably simple. I followed them to a tee and it created the dish as expected.

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