Aloo Biryani - Instant Pot
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Aloo Biryani - Instant Pot Potato Biryani

Potato Biryani is a simple mixed rice dish that is prepared with Basmati rice and flavorful spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Biryani, Instant Pot Biryani, Vegan Biryani
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 713kcal
Author: Uma Srinivas



  • Marinate the peeled baby potatoes with 2 tbsp coconut yogurt, ½ tsp red chili powder, and ¼ tsp turmeric powder.
    Instant Pot Potato Biryani
  • Press ‘SAUTE’ mode on Instant Pot and add a couple of teaspoons of oil.
  • As the oil heats up, add cumin seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, and ginger-garlic paste
    Instant Pot Potato Biryani
  • Add sliced onions and garam masala, red chili powder, and turmeric powder. Saute for 2-3 minutes with regular stirring until they turn light brown in color.
    Instant Pot Potato Biryani
  • Add salt, coconut yogurt, chopped carrots and cook for 30 seconds.
    Instant Pot Potato Biryani
  • Add rinsed Basmati Rice, mint leaves, soaked saffron, marinated potatoes, star anise, and water then give a good stir.
    Instant Pot Potato Biryani
  • Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid on the pot, and turn the valve from VENTING to SEALING position.
  • Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set the timer to 4 minutes.
  • Wait for NATURAL PRESSURE RELEASE(NPR). Wait for the silver button on the lid to drop before opening the lid.
  • Aloo Biryani is ready! Serve it hot paired with coconut raita or potato chips.


You can use any kind of plain yogurt for this recipe. If you do not have plain yogurt, use lime juice as a substitute.
You can use cubed potatoes instead of baby potatoes.
Adjust the spices to suit your taste/preference.


Nutrition Facts
Aloo Biryani - Instant Pot Potato Biryani
Amount Per Serving
Calories 713 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 2154mg62%
Carbohydrates 147g49%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 96mg116%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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