21 May 2012

Mushroom Biryani

I am happy to be back in the blogger world ...Can you believe that its been more than three months that I did a real cooking. Yes thats true. 6 yrs of my marriage and this is the first time i have been away from this world. The new job is demanded lot of travel and jugglery between the family and professional front. So this Sunday I swear to myself to cook something really nice and here it is


Mushroom Biryani- Mushroom & Rice cooked with Indian Aromatic Spices

Preparation Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 45 min
Serves: 4
Difficulty Level: Medium
Served with: Raitha of your choice


1 packet mushroom (I used button mushroom)
250 Gms French beans
1 / 2 cup green peas fresh/ frozen
 1 large onion
1 /2 cup curd/ yoghurt
3 green chillies
1/ 4 cup packed chopped coriander leaves
1/ 4 cup packed chopped pudina /mint leaves
2 tsp. Ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp. saffron soaked in warm milk
2 tbsp. oil + 1 tbsp. ghee
1 / 2 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. shai jeera/ cumin seeds

For the Biryani Masala

1.5 inch cinnamon stick
3 cloves
1/2 star anise
8-10 peppercorns
1 bay leaf

For Rice
(This is only if you are not using Basmati)

1 tsp. oil
1 / 2 inch cinnamon
2 cloves
1 / 2 bay leaf
1 /2 star anise
1.5 cup rice
3 cups water


Put all the masala ingredients in a blender and make a fine powder and keep it aside. Cut all the vegetables onions and keep it aside. In a vessel add the chopped coriander leaves, pudina leaves slit green chillies, curd and mix well and keep it aside. In a pan add 1tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee and fry the onions till it is caramelised and keep it aside.

In the same pan add jeera, GG paste and fry till the raw smell goes off. Then add the already marinated vegetables and give it a fry for some time. Add 1 /4 cup water, biryani masala, coriander powder and salt and let it cook in a medium flame. Meanwhile in a pressure cooker add oil and all the spices and give it a fry till nice aroma comes. Then add the rice and fry till nice aroma comes. Add water and cook till 3 whistles.

Once vegetable is cooked and rice is prepared now comes the arranging the biryani. At the bottom layer add half rice and above that put caramelised onion and then the vegetable masala mix and then again the rice and then again repeat the above, finally pour the saffron mix evenly on top of it.

Serve hot with your favourite Raitha.


  1. Delicious and yummy looking mushroom biriyani.


  2. Biryani looks so flavourful and delicious..perfectly done

  3. Wat a flavourful and inviting briyani.

  4. Mushroom biryani looks delectable and mouthwatering. Awesome post :)

  5. your mushroom biryani looks just delicious. I am feeling hungry right now. You have nice recipe collections.

  6. I luv one pot meal like this,,

  7. Hi dear first time here. You have a lovely space with such yummy recipes glad to follow you do visit my space in ur free time.


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