The Best Instant Pot Paneer Biryani You’ll Ever Eat

Instant Pot Paneer Biryani: Paneer biryani is a delicious and easy-to-make Indian rice dish that is perfect for any occasion. This dish is made with paneer, a type of Indian cheese, and is loaded with flavor. The best part about this dish is that it can be made in an instant pot, which makes it even easier to make.


Instant Pot Paneer Biryani

  • Author: Recipeking
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian



1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 cup basmati rice

1 cup water

1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 cup paneer, cubed

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups water

1 cup frozen peas

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup cashews

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Press the “Saute” button on the Instant Pot. Add the oil, onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add the rice and 1 cup of water. Stir to combine.

Add the chickpeas, paneer, garam masala, turmeric, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine.

Add 1 1/2 cups of water. Close the lid and set the valve to “Sealing”.

Press the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” button and set the timer for 5 minutes.

When the timer beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.

Stir in the peas, raisins, cashews, and cilantro. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 453 kcal
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 1.2 g
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 40 mg

Keywords: Pot Paneer Biryani, Instatnt Biryani

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Paneer biryani is a flavorful and hearty rice dish that is popular in India. It is made with cooked rice, paneer (a type of fresh Indian cheese), and a variety of spices and vegetables. The dish can be served with raita (a yogurt-based sauce) or a dollop of plain yogurt.

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