Nov 1, 2011

Mushroom Biryani

Mushrooms are a favorite at our place and I try different recipes with mushrooms. I usually make soups, pulaos, fried rice or curries with mushrooms. This was the first time I tried out a biryani recipe and this recipe is sure a keeper. Thanks Ramya for the recipe! I adapted the recipe to our taste and this is quite delicious. Do try this out. The mushroom can also be replaced with other veggies.


Ingredients
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium size
Tomato - 1 medium size
Mushrooms - 3/4 cup chopped
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
Yogurt - 2 tablespoons
Oil - 2 spoons
Bay leaf - 1
Salt to taste

For the masala to grind
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 4 pods
Tomato - 1 small
Onion - 1/2 small sized
Cardamom - 4
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon stick - 1 stick
Coriander leaves - 4 sprigs
Green chillies - 3
Mint leaves - 2 sprigs


Instructions
Wash and soak the basmati rice for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
Add all the ingredients listed under masala into a fine paste by adding a little water.
Finely chop the mushrooms, onions and tomato.
In a pressure cooker, heat the oil and add the bay leaf followed by the onions. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
Add the ground paste and saute for about 2 minutes, until the raw smell goes away and oil starts to separate from the mixture.
Once the ground paste gets cooked, add the tomatoes and fry for about 2 minutes until they get well cooked. Then add the mushrooms and saute for a minute.
Finally add the rice and required quantity of salt. Also add the yogurt and lemon juice. Finally add enough water (water:rice = 1.5:1).
Mix everything together. Cover the pressure cooker and cook until you get two whistles.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


Serve hot with raita or a gravy/curry of your choice!

Sending this to FaveDiets Blog Hop
A celebration of Indian Food and to
Healthy Cooking Challenge: Healthy Lunch Event guest hosted by Kavi and started by Smitha of My Tasty Curry
Winter Carnival started by Smitha.

25 comments:

  1. Looks great! Never tried biryani with mushrooms..must give it a try!

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  2. Beautiful clicks dear...Mushroom biriyani looks fabulous..

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  3. I posted mushroom pulav too, recently. I wish i had brought out such a nice colour; mine was more brown than this!

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  4. My fav Briyani,luks so tempting n Delicious...

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  5. Mushroom biriyani looks so colourful and superb.

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  6. Perfectly captured...love ur preparation...slurp.

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  7. wow the briyani looks really tasty pa...love it:)

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  8. pics are so neat and good divya! keep rocking dear! 2nd pic is classy! biryani looks yum!

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  9. Looks inviting.. love the clicks

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  10. Super tempting and inviting briyani..lovely platter..

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  11. Very delicious

    I'm hosting a giveaway. Please see the link for more info
    http://thesaji.blogspot.com/2011/11/blogoversary-giveaway.html

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  12. Looks rich and delicious- the spice paste is very flavorful!

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  13. Absolutly scrumptious came out very luv the Flavour.

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  14. What a fantastic twist on regular biryani. Thank you for the lovely recipe!

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  15. wow..sounds scrumptiously tasty..
    excellent presentation divya..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  16. This looks so unbelievably good! Thanks for linking up this recipe to my blog hop.

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  17. thanks for linking. But please go through event rules. You are supposed to mention our event with mine & SMita's link too! Please make the changes.
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    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

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  18. Oh my! This is a must try dish. I would love for you to submit one of your favorite vegetarian Indian recipes to my November event.

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