Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani / One Pot Shrimp Pulao

If you're looking for an easy and flavorful Indian recipe to make in your Instant Pot, shrimp biryani is a must-try dish. This classic dish combines tender shrimp with fragrant basmati rice, aromatic spices for a delicious and satisfying one-pot meal.

One of the great things about Instant Pot shrimp biryani is that it's highly customizable. You can add or subtract ingredients based on your personal taste preferences, and adjust the spice level to your liking. 

Instant Pot Shrimp Biryani

This dish is perfect for busy weeknights, as it can be made quickly and easily in the Instant Pot. It's also a great option for meal prep, as it can be stored in the fridge or freezer and reheated as needed.

Overall, Instant Pot shrimp biryani is a delicious and satisfying Indian recipe that's perfect for anyone who loves bold flavors and hearty meals. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed!

  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 3 cups raw shrimp (cleaned / deveined)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee/ Clarified Butter
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 cups Chopped Onion
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Chopped Tomato
  • 3 Serrano Pepper/ Green Chilies
  • 1/2 Cup Mint
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Coconut milk
  • 2 3/4 cup water
  • Cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 or 2 tsp Red Chili Pepper Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander/ Dhaniya Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
Tadka/ Tempering:
  • 1 or 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 2 Star Anise
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds



  • Rinse and soak the Basmati Rice for 20 minutes.  Clean and devein the shrimp.
  • Turn On Instant Pot - Saute Mode More
  • Add ghee and oil.
  • Once the ghee is hot, add Bay Leaves, Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Star Anise, and Cumin Seeds
  • Add  Chopped Onions,  Saute until onion turns into light brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, Chopped Tomato, mint leaves and Serrano Peppers, Saute until tomato gets soft.
  • Add Shrimp and saute for a minute 
  • Add Salt, Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Pepper Powder, Coriander Powder and Garam Masala Powder. Give it a mix.
  •  Add Soaked and Drained Rice with 1/4 cup coconut milk and 2 3/4 cups of water. (1cup rice - 1.5 cup liquid)
  • Close the lid with Sealing position,  Cancel Saute Mode, Change to Manual/Pressure 5 minutes High Pressure.
  • Open the lid after natural pressure release.
  • Garnish with Cilantro and give a gentle mix.
  • Yummy Shrimp Biryani is Ready.

  • Here I used Instant Pot 6 qt Duo.
  • You can use Raw or Cooked Shrimp.
  • Adjust red chili powder based on your spice level.