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Mushrooms are rich in folic acid and its good for health when added in your regular diet either in the form of curries, gravies, soups, stir fry. Biryani is one of the all time favorite South Indian recipe prepared during most of the festive occasions or in regular cooking. Though the recipes of Pulao and biryani are similar there are only slight variations. Am not a big fan of biryani before my marriage.Not any specific reasons, just because of more added masalas and spices. But like opposite poles my hubby is fond of biryani and there I started preparing once in a while. My biryani is always mild and soft without strong flavor, which my hubby also loves so :-) So you can adjust with extra added flavors of whole spices as per your taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Mushroom – 200g

Onion – 1 sliced

Tomato half chopped

Bay leaf – 1

curd – 2 tbsp

Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp

Rice – 1.5 cup

Water – 2.5 cup

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

To grind as paste :

Mint leaves – a handful

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Saunf /Fennel seed – 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon – 1 inch stick

Clove – 1

Ginger – 1/2 inch

Garlic – 4-5 pods

Green chilli – 1

Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp

 

Method of Preparation :

  1. Clean and dice the mushrooms into either two or four pieces.
  2. Heat oil : Bay leaf,onion,ground paste, tomato and fry well
  3. Add mushrooms,turmeric powder and let it cook soft.
  4. Add rice, curd, water and salt.
  5. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Serve hot

Step wise pictures of preparing Mushroom Biryani :

1. Wash mushrooms and dice into four pieces

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2. Heat oil in a pan, add a bay leafIMG_4713

3. Add the sliced onion and fry until translucentIMG_4714

4. Add the ground pasteIMG_4715

5. Saute for a minute and add sliced tomatoIMG_4717

6. Fry until tomatoes are softIMG_4718

7. Add mushrooms and give a fine stirIMG_4720

8. Cover and cook until mushrooms are soft along with a tsp of turmeric powderIMG_4722

9. Water would have evaporated by the time mushrooms are softIMG_4724

10. Add the washed rice and curdIMG_4726

11. Mix wellIMG_4727

12. Add waterIMG_4728

13. Pressure cook for 2 whistlesIMG_4730

14. Once pressure down, fluff gently using forkIMG_4732

15. Serve hot with raitaIMG_4742

NOTE :

  • You can use either basmati or normal cooking rice.
  • Adjust chillies as per your spice requirement.
  • You can also add chill powder along with turmeric powder.
  • Do not add water for mushroom to get cooked as they tend to leave out water by themselves.

 

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