Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Mushroon Biryani

You will need:

For making Mushroom masala:

  • 15 button mushrooms (Cut into desired shapes. I cut each mushroom into 4 pieces)
  • 2 medium size onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato(finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp biryani masala
  • ½ tsp paprika or red chilli powder or chopped green chilli
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup yogurt/ curd
  • salt for taste

For making rice:
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1½ cup water
  • 1 onion (chopped length wise)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • salt for taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
For garnish:
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • ¼ cup cashew nut
  • ¼ cup raisins


Step 1:

Making Rice:

In rice cooker add rice and water. Allow it to soak for min 30 mins.

In the mean time heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon, clove and staranise. Along with that add chopped onions and saute it till it turns transparent. Turn the heat off and transfer the mixture to the rice and water and cook it till done.

When the rice cooker turns to Warm button, take the vessel out and allow it to cool. Using a fork release the heat out of it. Allow the rice to cool for minimum 30 mins.

Step 2:

Making biryani gravy/ sauce:

Heat oil in a pan add finely chopped onions, chopped mushrooms and green chillies. Saute it till onions turns translucent. Now add ginger garlic paste and saute it for a min. Now add the biryani masala powder and then the chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander leaves and saute it. After 3 mins add the coconut milk and the curd. Then switch of the heat and check for salt.


You can add green pepper/ capsicum or red pepper also along with onions.

Step 3:

Making Biryani:

Mix the above Biryani gravy with the cooked rice and mix it well. Bake it in 350 F for just 5 mins.

Step 4:


Heat ghee in pan and add cashews and saute it till it turns light golden brown. Then add raisins and saute it in a low flame till it get balloon structure. Then garnish the biryani with this and serve with onion raita, Garlic Chicken, Chicken Masala, Spicy Chicken fry, Chilli Chicken


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