Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mushroom Biryani


Mushroom -250 gms

Basmathi Rice -1 1/2 cups

oil -3 tbsp

Cinnamon - 1''stick

Bayleaf - 2

Cloves -5-6

Cumin seeds - 1tsp

Green Cardamom 3-4

Onion (sliced) - 2 med.

Green Chillies, - Slit 3

Haldi -1/4 tsp

Tomatoes (chopped) - 2 Medium 

salt to taste

Ginger Paste -3/4 tbsp

Garlic paste - 3/4 tbsp

Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp 

Milk - 11/2 cup

Garam Masala Powder- 1/2 tsp 

Ginger , cut into thin stripes- 1 '

Fresh mint leaves a few

Fresh coriander leaves- a few


  • Soak Rice for 1/2 hr and then cook and drain the rice when it is half done. 
  • Apply salt, and oil to the rice and mix and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai  add cinnamom, bayleaf, cloves, cumin seeds, green cardamom, saute for 1/2 a minute.
  • Then add sliced onion and fry till onion turns brown then add green chillies, Mushrooms, continue to saute for a while .
  • Add haldi, chopped tomatoes, salt and mix.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste fry well till the raw smell disappears, then add red chilli powder, mix well.
  • Add milk and bring that to a boil till gravy thickens . then add mint leaves, coriander leaves, garam masala and fry for a while.
  • Then add coked Rice and mix well. Simmer and cook till rice mixes well with all the flavours.
  • Serve with Raita or curry.