Mushroom Biryani | How to make Mushroom Biryani

By Shiba Nair  |  21st May 2016  |  
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About Mushroom Biryani Recipe

Mushroom is a favorite vegetable at my home & everybody lives this biryani that is made with mushrooms. The ground masala in the biryani definitely makes the biryani really aromatic, flavorful & tasty.

Mushroom Biryani

Ingredients to make Mushroom Biryani

  • A. Ingredients For Grinding
  • coriander leaves 1/4 cup
  • mint leaves 1/4 cup
  • cumin seeds 1/2 tbsp
  • fennel seeds 1 tbsp
  • poppy seeds 1/2 tbsp
  • Shahjeera (optional) 1/4 tsp
  • water 1 or 2 tbsp
  • B. Ingredients For The rice
  • mushrooms 1 cup
  • Long grain basmati rice 1.5 cups
  • cloves 3
  • cinnamon 1 long stick
  • bay leaves 2
  • cardamom 2
  • ginger paste 1 tbsp
  • garlic paste 11/2 tbsp
  • Green chilli paste 1 tbsp
  • onions 1 medium
  • tomatoes 1 small sized
  • coconut milk powder 4 tbsp
  • water 3 Cups
  • ghee/oil 4 tbsp
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala 1/2 tbsp
  • salt to Taste

How to make Mushroom Biryani

  1. A. Method Of Preparation For Grinding
  2. Grind everything mentioned under - Ingredients For Grinding to a fine smooth paste. It should be thick so grind it only with a tbsp or two of water.
  3. B. Method Of Preparation Of Rice
  4. Wash the rice well in cold running water, drain it on a paper towel & let it dry.
  5. Add the coconut milk powder to 3 cups of warm water & keep it aside.
  6. Add ghee/oil in a heavy bottomed pan. When the oil gets hot, add the whole garam masala(cloves, cardamom, cinnamon & bay leaves).
  7. When it starts to splutter, add the thinly sliced onions.
  8. When the onions turn transparent, add the ginger garlic , green chilli paste and saute well.
  9. Add the tomatoes, cook till it becomes soft and mushy.
  10. Now add the ground paste to this, saute well. You need to saute till the raw smell leaves, oil leaves the sides of the pan and the mixture becomes almost dry and thick.
  11. Now add the mushrooms and saute it for a minute or two. The mushrooms release water so keep sauteeing till the mushrooms release all the water and atleast till some of the water dries up.
  12. Now add the salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder ,garam masala and saute for a minute.
  13. Add the rice and saute gently for a minute. Make sure that it doesn't get burnt.
  14. Add the water that is kept aside, give it a stir,; cover and cook on low flame for 15 minutes or till done.
  15. Keep the dish covered for 20 minutes.
  16. After 20 minutes you can open the lid and serve the biryani with cucumber raita, pickle and pappad.

My Tip:

It is very important to add the rice only after the water released from the mushrooms dry up atleast a little bit, otherwise when you add the rice, water, there will be too much water in the dish , the rice will get mashed.

Reviews for Mushroom Biryani (1)

Sri Lasya Addala2 years ago

Wow innovative.try my recipe pidhata Kandi papu