Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mushroom biryani

Do this biryani..if you are looking for making some spicy mouth watering dish or if you feel bored of making always veg/non veg biryani's .As i said before ,mushroom is a vitamin rich and high protein food and thus an important dietary supplement and healthy food. Though there are wide varieties of mushroom available, the most commonly available in US Grocery market is the white button mushroom.

The usual procedure is to cook the mushrooms curry and rice separately, then finally add alternate layers of rice and mushrooms curry. Instead of that(if you feel lazy just want to make a quick meal..)even i feel lazy, I did the biryani using electric cooker. Even that tastes good, becoz the rice is cooked in mushroom curry from the beginning on a low flame.


Mushrooms -450gms

Onions (thinly sliced)-1

Basmati Rice-2 cups

Lemon -1(squueze juice)

Oil/ghee-4 spoons

Soya Sauce - 1 tsp

ginger-garlic paste -11/2 tsp

Green chillies-2(slit)

gharam masala powder-1/2 tsp

Cinnamon -2

Cardamoms -2

Cloves -2

Tomatoes (chopped into medium cubes) -2(medium size)

red Chilly Powder -1/2 tsp

Coriander Powder -1 tsp

Mint leaves,cilantro leaves for garnishing

Salt to taste


1.Take a bowl,wash and soak the rice for 1/2 hour in enough water.After due time, drain the water from bowl.

2.Cut green chillies and onions and tomatoes.Trim mushrooms into big pieces and keep it aside.(trim mushrooms by taking off the stem and cut each mushroom into 2-4 parts)

3.Heat ghee in a pressure /electric cooker and saute cinnamon,cloves and cardamoms for a minute and then add onions and fry untill onions becomes golden brown.

4.Add ginger-garlic paste and ghram masala powder and fry till you get a nice aroma of ginger-garlic then add tomato pieces and fry till tomatoes become smooth and then add chopped mushrooms & add all other ingredients and stir mushrooms for 10 min.

5.Add 3 cups of water and let it boil, add the soaked rice and stir till the rice level and the water level equals, if it is a pressure cooker , cook in low flame for 15 minutes.

6.If you use electric cooker it automatically goes to warm, once the biryani is completed.

7.Garnish with mint & cilanthro and serve hot with raitha.

Note:1.mushrooms cleaning:Don't soak mushrooms in water,it will absorb water into it .So just rinse under running water/clean with wet tissue.

2.Add always dried mushrooms to the dish.

3.If you don't have lemon in handy add curd -2 tsp as a substitute.


  1. I love mushrooms.. they taste great in any dish. your biriyani looks super yum.

  2. i hardly know recipes with mushrooms..have started buying it now regularly..this one sounds good.

  3. hmmmm... i am also new to mushroom recipes..but one of my friend used to do different recipes with mushroom..i have learnt those from her:)
    Thanks mahimaa & sowmya!!

  4. Yummy yum! I love the color.. looks delicious Lavanya..too good!

  5. I have a version of mushroom biryani too - made in the MW. Like this version where rice is cooked directly in the gravy.