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Aloo Biryani Recipe
Aloo Biryani Recipe | Potato Biryani Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Aloo Biryani is aromatic and flavourful rice. This is an excellent rice dish that is infused with lots of fragrant spices. This biryani is prepared by sautéing potatoes with onion, tomato along with spices and cooked with rice.
Course: Biryani, Main Course, Rice Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Aloo Biryani, Potato Biryani
Servings: 4 People
Author: Pavani
  • Basmati rice- 2 cups
  • Diced Potatoes – 2 medium
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2tsp
  • Sliced onions- 2
  • Slit green chillies- 4
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Cloves- 4
  • Cinnamon stick- ½ inch
  • Cardamom pods- 2
  • Star anise - 1
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Shah Jeera – 1tsp
  • Biryani masala- 2tsp
  • Red chilli powder -2tsp
  • Ghee- 2tbsp
  • Oil – 2tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves- a handful
  • Mint leaves- a handful
  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile slice the onions, green chillies and keep aside.
  3. Heat a pressure cooker with ghee, oil and add shah jeera along with cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cardamom pods.
  4. Next add the diced potatoes along with sliced onions, green chillies and sauté them till onions, potatoes change its colour.
  5. Then add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes. Next add chopped tomatoes along with biryani powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and sauté for a minute.
  6. Add chopped mint, coriander leaves, yoghurt, mix well and fry for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
  7. Drain the water from the rice and add to the pressure and mix everything gently so that you don’t break the grains.
  8. Add 2 ½ cups of water and mix well. Check the seasoning.
  9. Close the lid and cook on a medium flame for 1 whistle.
  10. Once the pressure is released from the cooker with the help of fork fluff the rice.
  11. Transfer the Aloo Biryani into a serving bowl and enjoy with simple onion raita.
Recipe Notes
  • You can increase or decrease the green chillies according to your taste.
  • You can prepare this rice in a pot also instead of a pressure cooker.