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Mushroom Biryani

Arasi Arumugam
0 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Hyderabadi
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. White mushrooms - 2 cups
  2. onion - 1 sliced
  3. tomato - 1 sliced
  4. Basmati rice - 2 cups
  5. water - 3 cups
  6. To Marinate : Thick curd - 1 cup
  7. coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons
  8. mint leaves - 2 tablespoons
  9. turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  11. Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon
  12. salt to taste
  13. ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  14. To Saute: Oil + ghee - 2 tablespoons
  15. cardamom - 2
  16. clove - 2
  17. cinnamon stick - 1
  18. Bay leaf - 2
  19. Star anise - 1


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the cut mushrooms and all other ingredients given under to marinate and mix it well. Let it rest in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. In a large pan, add a teaspoon of ghee and roast the rice on a medium flame till it gives a nice aroma. Keep it aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the remaining ghee and oil and add all the ingredients mentioned under the 'to saute' column.
  4. Now add in the sliced onions and fry it till it turns transparent.
  5. Then add in the tomatoes and fry it till it turns mushy. Once the tomatoes turn mushy, add in the marinated mushrooms.
  6. Mix it well and let everything is combined well.Add the rice and let it mix well with the masala.
  7. Now add the water and let it mix well. Check for salt and spice and add if needed.
  8. Cover it and let it cook in low medium flame. Cook till all the water is absorbed and switch off the flame. Let the rice sit undisturbed for 10 mins.
  9. Then using fork, fluff the rice till the rice is separate and grainy. Squeeze a lemon over the rice and serve this tasty biryani with raita.

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Andrea Srivastava
Andrea Srivastava   Jun-22-2016

Very nice veg biryani option! I will surely make it for my family :)

Jillu Krish
Jillu Krish   Apr-17-2016

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