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Mushroom Biryani Recipe

Mushroom Biryani with step by step photos and video.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Radhika

Ingredients

  • Basmati rice - 2 cups
  • Button mushrooms - 200 gms or 1 packet
  • Sambar onions or shallots - 100 gms
  • Tomato - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Green chili - 2
  • Curd or Yogurt - 1/4 cup
  • Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Cloves - 3
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • Kal paasi - 1 pinch
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 handful
  • Mint leaves - 1/2 handful
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp

Instructions

Preparation:

  • Take mushrooms in a bowl and sprinkle all purpose flour all over it and toss well. scrub to remove the dirt from the mushrooms. Quarter each mushroom and keep aside.
  • Wash Basmati rice once and soak in water for 15-20 mins.
  • Using a mortar and pestle, pound both cardamom and fennel seeds coarsely and keep aside.
  • Peel sambar onion (shallots), chop them roughly and keep aside.
  • Chop tomato, slit green chilies and keep aside.

How to make Mushroom Biryani:

  • Heat a pressure pan. When warm add ghee and oil.
  • Add kalpaasi, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, coarsely pounded cardamom and fennel seeds and saute for a minute till its aromatic.
  • Add shallots and saute till it turns pink in color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, green chilies, tomato, mushrooms and toss well till all the ingredients are combined and cook for 2 mins over low flame.
  • Add yogurt, coriander powder, red chili powder, black pepper powder, turmeric powder, mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Transfer the soaked basmati rice into a colander and let the water drain away completely.
  • Add the rice to the pan and mix gently.
  • Add 3 cups water, sprinkle coriander and mint leaves, salt and mix gently.
  • Close the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles over medium-high flame.
  • Switch off and wait for the pressure to release completely.
  • Open and fluff up the rice using a fork gently.
  • Serve this piping hot mushroom biryani with any raita of your choice.

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