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.

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

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.


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

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

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

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

  5. Mushroom biriyani looks so colourful and superb.

  6. Perfectly ur preparation...slurp.

  7. wow the briyani looks really tasty it:)

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

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

  10. Very delicious

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

  12. Absolutly scrumptious came out very luv the Flavour.

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

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

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

  16. 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.
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

  17. 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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