Friday, June 19, 2009

Mushroom & Peas Biryani(no onion no garlic)

1 cup Basmathi rice
1/2 cup mushrooms cut into quarter
1/2 cup frozen green peas
a few mint leaves chopped
a few coriander leaves chopped
1 tsp freshly crushed peppercorns
1 bay leaf
3 green cardamom
4 cloves
1 " cinnamon
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
4-5 finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp biryani masala power( i used everest)
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp freshly crushed coriander seeds
salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee
2 tsp oil
  • Wash and soak the basmathi rice for 15 min and then keep aside
  • Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds,bay leaf,cinnamon,cloves,green cardamom,ginger, when it starts to crackle add green chillies and fry for 1-2 minutes
  • Add crushed peppercorns,biryani masala powder,cumin powder,crushed coriander seeds,and fry for 2-3 minutes on a low flame 
  • Then add coriander leaves,mint leaves,and fry for a minutes, then add mushrooms,peas,salt, and basmati rice and mix well
  • Add 2 cups of water and close the lid of the cooker and cook till done and serve hot with raitha