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Easy Chicken Biryani Recipe for Toddlers and Kids

Easy chicken biryani recipe using pressure cooker for Toddlers & Kids
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Chicken - 400 gms
  • Onion - 1 large sized
  • Tomato - 1 large sized
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tbsp
  • Green chillies - 1 to 2
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Mint leaves - 10
  • Corainder leaves - a handful
  • Thick curd - 3 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - as required

To temper

  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp



  • Slice onions, chop tomatoes finely. Slit green chillies. Roughly chop coriander and mint leaves. Set aside. Wash chicken pieces and keep it ready along with other ingredients.


  • Heat a pressure cooker with ghee & oil. Add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds & cardamom. Fry for a minute and then add onions. Saute them nicely until golden brown.
  • Once onions becomes transparent , add ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell leaves. Then add tomatoes.
  • Fry tomatoes until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves and become mushy. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder and required salt. Give a quick stir. Now add the chicken pieces and saute them nicely until the masalas are coated well with chicken pieces.
  • Add curd now and mix well. Add a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Pressure cook the chicken for 2 whistles.
  • In the meantime, wash and soak rice in water. Open the cooker once the pressure released. Measure water from the gravy.( It's approximately 1.25 cups for me).
  • Then add soaked basmati rice and mix well. Add coriander leaves & mint leaves together. Give a quick stir.
  • Add remaining water (3/4 cup of water) and bring it to a boil. Then close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for three whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a spoon slowly, add lemon juice and top with ghee if required.


Serving: 2g