aloo dum biryani recipe | baby potato biryani in cooker | dum aloo biryani

aloo dum biryani recipe | baby potato biryani in cooker | dum aloo biryani with detailed photo and video recipe. dum aloo biryani is an adapted version of traditional biryani recipe.
aloo dum biryanialoo dum biryani recipe | potato biryani in cooker with step by step photo and video recipe. traditionally, biryani recipes are prepared with mixed vegetables and meat. however, there are several other variants to this age old recipe. out of this dum aloo biryani is one of them. basically this recipe is a fusion of dum aloo recipe with the biryani recipe. optionally, you can add the other vegetables to make it mixed veg biryani recipe.

biryani recipe can be prepared in a simple way or in a complicated way. however the most important factor in biryani recipe is the rice. usually, in biryani recipe, rice is cooked separately and then added to biryani gravy in layers. while, this is the authentic way of preparing it, but things get complicated and time consuming too. hence, in this recipe i have used pressure cooker to prepare the dum aloo biryani. basically, just add the dum aloo gravy and layer it with soaked rice. furthermore, once layered just cook the mixture for 2 whistles. aloo dum biryani is ready.

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furthermore, dum aloo biryani recipe is my and my husbands favorite recipe. to be honest we both love any version of vegetable biryani. whenever, we plan for outdoor dinners, biryani was always on the menu. however, after moving to australia, i wasn’t able to find any authentic biryani restaurants. most often, we would end up having a stale biryani. hence, we have almost skipped now having biryani in restaurants. but, the craving for biryani hasn’t died yet. so we end up preparing the varieties of biryani ourselves.

finally to conclude, do check my other biryani recipes. specifically, paneer biryani recipe and vegetable dum biryani. also, check out my simple onion tomato raita, bhindi ka salan for biryani recipes. furthermore, you can also check my other indian rice recipes collection. especially, tawa pulao recipe, corriander pulao recipe and coconut milk pulao.

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aloo dum biryani

aloo dum biryani recipe | potato biryani in cooker | aloo biryani recipe

3.38 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 3 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbar's Kitchen
Course: rice
Cuisine: Indian
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easy aloo dum biryani recipe


for frying aloo:

  • 7 baby potatoes, washed and pealed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder

for curd mixture:

  • 1 cup curd / yogurt, thick and fresh
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp biryani masala
  • ½ tsp fennel, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt

for dum aloo biryani:

  • 3 tbsp oil / ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cardamom / elaichi
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 ½ cup basmati rice, soaked
  • 1 tbsp saffron milk
  • few mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup fried onions / barista
  • cup water


frying aloo recipe:

  • firstly, in a large bowl take baby potatoes.
  • soak in for atleast 15 minutes in salt water.
  • in a cooker add 4 tbsp of oil along with chilli powder and turmeric.
  • fry the soaked potatoes for 2 minutes.

curd mixture recipe:

  • firstly, in a bowl take 1 cup of thick curd.
  • add chilli powder, turmeric powder, biryani masala, fennel powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt and mix well.

dum aloo biryani recipe:

  • firstly, in a cooker add 3 tbsp of oil / ghee.
  • add spices like bay leaf, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
  • now add the prepared curd mixture.
  • place fried potatoes in it and spread soaked rice. add saffron milk.
  • place mint leaves and coriander leaves.
  • after that, sprinkle fried onions / barista.
  • furthermore, add 1½ cup of water.
  • then pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • finally, serve dum aloo biryani
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aloo biryani recipe | potato biryani step by step photo recipe:

frying aloo recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take washed and pealed baby potatoes.aloo biryani
  2. soak in for atleast 15 minutes in salt water. this helps aloo to absorb salt and also remove extra starch.aloo biryani
  3. furthermore, in a cooker add 4 tbsp of oil along with chilli powder and turmeric.dum aloo biryani in cooker
  4. finally, fry the soaked potatoes for 2 minutes or till they turn golden brown. keep aside.dum aloo biryani in cooker

curd mixture recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1 cup of thick curd.dum aloo biryani
  2. additionally, add chilli powder, turmeric powder, biryani masala, fennel powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt.dum aloo biryani
  3. furthermore, mix well so that all the spices mix well with curd. keep aside.dum aloo biryani

dum aloo biryani recipe:

  1. firstly, in a cooker add 3 tbsp of oil / ghee.aloo dum biryani
  2. furthermore, add spices like bay leaf, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. saute till they turn aromatic.aloo dum biryani
  3. now add the prepared curd mixture and give a good mix. keep the flame on medium else there are chances for curd to curdle.aloo dum biryani
  4. once the curd mixture is about to boil, place fried potatoes in it.dum aloo biryani
  5. furthermore, spread soaked rice. to prepare soaked rice, soak 1 ½ cup of basmati rice for about half an hour in potato biryani
  6. also add saffron milk. however this is optional, but it gives nice potato biryani
  7. additionally, place mint leaves and coriander leaves over the potato biryani
  8. also, sprinkle fried onions / barista.aloo dum biryani
  9. furthermore, add 1½ – 2 cups of water around the edges of cooker. without disturbing the biryani layers.aloo dum biryani
  10. then pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.aloo dum biryani
  11. allow the pressure to release by itself.aloo dum biryani
  12. finally, serve dum aloo biryani with onion-tomato raita.potato biryani


  • firstly, do not burn the spices as the biryani will taste bitter.
  • most of all, instead of frying potatoes with less oil, you can also deep fry till they turn golden brown.
  • also rice and water ratio depends on curd thickness as well. (if you are taking 1½ cup rice then add 1 cup thick curd and 1½ cup water)
  • furthermore, biryani taste great the next day. by absorbing spices.
  • additionally, if you do not have baby potatoes you can also use normal potatoes chopping into cubes.
  • finally, cook the curd mixture on medium flame.
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  1. Hi.. Thanks for these short and quick recipes… I’d like to know how many litres is the cooker that you showed here.

  2. Thank you for the simple and lovely recipes I’ve tried a few including the aloo biryani it came out really well. I keep robbing all the compliments that you deserve thank you

  3. hi I wan to try ths recipe tomo..but the thing is in understand the measurements of water and curds..plz can u give a crct me a surmounts

  4. I tried today. It came out very tasty. Thanks a lot Hebbars kitchen. I love all your recipes. Keep up the good work.

  5. Where were you all this while☺️..I have been trying your recipes and they are just stunning..Love your videos❤️ and simple steps to get things done in a jiff.. God bless you!

  6. This looks so good and your directions make it seem so simple! Just a couple of questions. First, is the soaked rice supposed to be cooked beforehand? And also, can this be cooked on a regular pot instead of a pressure cooker? Sorry, I’m a beginner when it comes to cooking desi food. Thank you in advance!

    • No Nishat. Soaked rice means you soak raw rice in water for 30 mins. than use it in cooker/or any other pot. if you are not using cooker, the cooking time may increase also keep an eye as it should not be overcooked.

  7. Please let me know which biryani masala do you use.
    Tried your palak paneer recipe and it came out so well.
    Thank you very much

    • I use homemade biryani masala which i have not posted yet. i will soon post it. meanwhile i would recommend Everest biryani masala

  8. Hi,

    I tried Biryani Yesterday. It came out well, but was little spicy with the same measurements. But my only concern was, i cooked in normal pressure cooker, after two whistles, bottom was burnt and i lost 1/4 of my biryani in that.
    Any tips to avoid this?

  9. Hi, I have an electric pressure cooker, which does not have a whistle.

    so for step 8. [then pressure cook for 2 whistles.]

    how much would that be in minutes or hours?

    • with electric pressure cooker, there must be a option of biryani mode or pulav mode. it should work with it. otherwise, keep it for 20 minutes

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