Baby Potato Biryani

August 15, 2016 Biryani/PulaoPotato RecipesRice Varieties  No comments

Biryani is always a breeze to make. We love one pot meals, especially during travel or for those busy days. This Baby Potato Biryani is a flavourful biryani with baby potatoes. I saw this recipe in a cook book and made a few changes to suit our taste buds. This is yet another biryani made easily in a pressure cooker. All u need to do is marinate the baby potatoes and then the rest of the procedure can be done quickly. Baby potatoes are always a favourite and will be in my shopping list! I simply love the cuteness of the tiny potatoes.

Now to the recipe..




[Preparation Time-20 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]


  • Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Baby Potato – 15 to 20
  • Onion – 3 (sliced)
  • Tomato – 1
  • Salt – as needed
  • Oil – 3 tbsp

To grind into a paste:

  • Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Mint leaves – handful
  • Coriander leaves – handful
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Biryani Powder – 1 tsp
  • Curd – 1 tbsp





  • Take all the ingredients mentioned under “to grind” except curd and make a paste. Finally add curd and grind again into a smooth paste.

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  • Meanwhile wash and pressure cook the baby potatoes for 1 whistle. Let it cool and peel the skin. Prick each potato with a fork. Add the above paste + little salt to it and let it marinate for 20 mins or more. Heat a pressure cooker with oil and add sliced onions. Saute until it turns transparent.

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  • Add chopped tomato and saute until tomatoes turn mushy. Add the marinated potatoes and saute in low-medium flame until the raw smell goes off and oil oozes out.

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  • Add basmati rice along with water and salt. Add salt carefully as we have already added salt to the baby potatoes. Pressure cook for 1 whistle and simmer for 5 to 7 mins. Switch off the flame. Once the pressure releases, fluff it up with a fork.

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Thats it!! Flavourful Baby Potato Biryani is ready!!

Serve hot with onion raita.





  1. Make sure to prick the baby potatoes so that it absorbs the marinate. Else they will be tasteless.
  2. The more time it marinates, the more the taste.
  3. U can use normal potatoes too. Just cube them and continue with the rest of the process.

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