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Mushroom Peas Pulao Recipe

Radhika
A quick one pot Mushroom peas pulao to pack in lunch boxes for school or office.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soaking Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • Mushrooms – 200 gms or 1 carton
  • Peas - 1/2 cup fresh or frozen
  • Rice – 1-1/2 cups
  • Onion - 1
  • Ginger-Garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  • Star Anise - 1
  • Bay Leaf – 1
  • Red Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp optional
  • Mint leaves – 1 handful
  • Salt – to taste
  • Canola Oil – 4 tbsp



Instructions
 

Preparation:

  • Wash and soak the rice in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Chop the onions into juliennes and keep aside.
  • Clean the mushrooms and quarter them. Slit the green chillies.

How to make Mushroom Peas Pulao:

  • Take cardamom. cloves, cinnamon, star anise, red chili, turmeric, black pepper powder in a mixie jar and grind to a fine powder.
  • Heat a Pressure cooker with oil. Add bay leaf, onions and saute for 1 min over low flame.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, slit green chilies and saute for 1 more min.
  • Add the ground spice powder mix and stir well. Cook for 2 mins.
  • Add quartered mushrooms, fresh green peas, mint leaves and mix well for the powders to coat well.
  • Drain water completely from rice and add it to the cooker.
  • Add 3 cups water, salt and give it a stir.
  • Close with the lid and cook over medium flame for 2 whistles and switch off stove.
  • After the pressure releases completely, open the lid, sprinkle lemon juice (if using) and gently mix taking care not to break the rice. Garnish with coriander leaves if preferred.
  • Serve this mushroom peas pulao hot with any raita.

Notes

Adding lemon juice balances the flavor of the pulao and enhances the taste even more and also it helps in reducing the Acid Reflux some may feel, especially after eating spicy food.