Do you love pulavs and biryanis? Then you are in the right place. I have a collection of twenty-six delicious and lip-smacking biryani, and pulav recipes all made in Instant Pot and pressure cooker. Let’s get right into the 20 plus vegetarian biryani and pulao collection list.
As I mentioned in my Zarda pulao post, this is my fifth mega marathon, and I can’t express how happy I am. A month-long marathon is always exciting and fun. April was a bit challenging, but somehow managed and completed the marathon.
Know Your Rice!
Before sharing the list, I want to share my learning from this marathon and also share a tip about cooking rice in the pressure cooker and Instant Pot.
I discovered a lot of rice varieties like Gobind bhog, Sela Basmati, Kaima, kichadi rice, red samba rice, and the list goes on. I am glad that all these varieties are available now in the Bay Area itself. Every rice is different, and they add a unique flavor.
New Vs. Aged Rice:
I have a lot of pulav, and biryani recipes on my blog, and most of them have different cooking times. Are you wondering why? It’s all because of the rice, and I want to insist on the age-old principle. New rice becomes mushy fast, so you need less water, and you need to cook for less amount of time. But aged rice absorbs all the water, and you need to cook it comparatively longer and also it needs little extra water.
Back in India, my mom always buys aged rice and aged tamarind. I know its hard in the US as it comes in packed bags and the dates in them are quite confusing. So I always do a test run, by cooking 1 cup of water with 2 cups of water in the pressure cooker for three whistles or cook in Instant Pot using rice preset. I check the doneness of the rice, and then I decide the timing. I hope this helps.
Ok, now without any delay here is the pressure cooker and Instant Pot pulav and biryanis.