Instant Pot Express Shrimp Biryani
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 5 people
 
Ingredients
For making Shrimp Masala
  • Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Whole cardamoms- 2
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Onions, sliced- 3
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Garlic, grated- 2 cloves
  • Ginger, grated- 1 inch slice
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2
  • Raw shrimp- 20 (deveined and shelled)
  • Kashmiri Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  • Mint leaves, chopped- 8 leaves
  • Water- 2½ cups
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Basmati rice, rinsed- 2 cups
  • Saffron- 2 pinches soaked in 1 tbsp water
  • Ghee- 1 tbsp
  • Whole black peppercorns- ½ tsp (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place 2 cups basmati rice in a sieve, rinse under running water. Set aside.
  2. Soak 2 pinches saffron in 1 tbsp water for 3 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Turn on the Instant Pot. I used Ultra model.
  4. Select Saute Mode, normal temperature. Let hot sign display on the screen.
  5. Add oil and 2 tbsp ghee.
  6. Add whole cardamoms and dried bay leaves. Saute for a few seconds.
  7. Add onions, and ½ tsp salt. Saute for a minute.
  8. Add grated garlic, ginger and curry leaves. Combine well.
  9. Cook till onions turn light golden in color, 5 minutes.
  10. Add tomatoes, saute for 2 minutes.
  11. Add shrimp followed by Kashmiri chili powder, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, Garam masala and ½ tsp salt. Combine well.
  12. Add chopped cilantro and mint leaves.
  13. Add 2½ cups water.
  14. Add ½ tsp salt, combine well.
  15. Add the rinsed basmati rice. Combine well.
  16. Add saffron water and ghee.
  17. Add whole black peppercorns, this is optional.
  18. Close the Instant pot with its lid.
  19. Cancel Saute Mode.
  20. Select Pressure cook mode, high pressure. Set time to 5 minutes. (If using IP 7 in 1 or duo, turn the knob to sealing)
  21. After 5 minutes of cooking, do a quick pressure release.
  22. Open the lid, using a spatula give the biryani a good mix.
  23. Remove the stainless steel pot from the main pot.
  24. Keep covered with a lid for sometime.
  25. Serve with raita, papad, pickle etc.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas at http://www.thasneen.com/cooking/instant-pot-express-shrimp-biryani/