Aloo Dum Biryani in Instant Pot || Baby potatoes Biryani

Aloo Dum Biryani in Instant Pot || Baby potatoes Biryani

Aloo Dum Biryani is a simple flavorful and delicious one pot meal. Making Aloo Dum Biryani in Instant Pot is a breeze and it makes a great weekend special biryani or even for a potluck.

Baby potatoes can be substituted with vegetables like Paneer, peas,mushrooms or beets. On that note checkout my Paneer Biryani recipe here.

Aloo dum biryani is best served with Yogurt/Raitha and potato chips. Make it kid friendly by reducing the spiciness. Vegans can also easily twist this recipe and make it vegan(check notes)

Check out my other one pot Instant meals : 

Tomato Rice 

Cilantro Rice

Paneer Biryani 

Eggplant Tomato Rice

Soya Chunks Pulao 

Bise Bele Bath

Aloo Dum Biryani in Instant Pot 


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Aloo Dum Biryani

  • 10 Baby Potatoes
  • 2 to 3 tbsps Ghee or Oil or Butter
  • 1 small Onion (, sliced)
  • 2 Green chili (, slit lengthwise)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 medium Tomato (Rough chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt (or 125ml )
  • 2 cups Rice
  • 4 cups Water
  • 10 to 15 Mint leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • Cilantro (to garnish)

Whole spices

  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Cardamom pods
  • 6 Cloves
  • 2 Cinnamon pcs ((1 inch))
  • 1 Bay leaf


  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder ((or to taste))
  1. Put instant pot on saute mode high. Add ghee and let it get hot.

  2. Add all the ‘Whole spices’ and fry till fragrant (approx 1 minute)

  3. Now add Onion, green chili and Potatoes. Fry till Onion turns golden (around 3 to 4 mins)

  4. Now add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.

  5. Now add tomato and fry for another minute.

  6. Now add Yogurt and powdered spices. Mix well.

  7. Add rinsed rice along with water and mix well. Add mint leaves. 

  8. Turn off saute mode

  9. Check for salt and put the lid. Vent to sealing position

  10. Do manual high for 5 mins. You can also use Rice button. (check notes)

  11. Do natural pressure release. Serve hot with Yogurt/Raitha. 

  1. For rice and water measurement 160ml rice cup is used.
  2. Depending on the type and brand of rice, cooking time needs to be adjusted.For the brand I use, I typically cook for 5 mins high. 
  3. I used Basmati long grain rice from Costco(zafarani brand)
  4. Vegans can use vegan Yogurt or add extra tomatoes. 
  5. Adjust the spices and green chilies to your taste
  6. If you don’t have baby potatoes, you can add cut regular potatoes
  7. If you don’t have whole spices then substitute them with 1.5 tsps of Garam masala
  8. My potatoes were approx 1.5 inch long.


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