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Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom Biryani is a wonderful rice prepared with onions, tomatoes, whole garam masala and the button mushrooms. Try to include mushrooms in your regular diet for twice or thrice in a week. Mushrooms contain so much nutritional benefit and they are also low in calories, fat-free and very low in sodium.

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It is a very good food for kids, ladies and also for diabetes. Be it a biryani or kurma or any stir fry, try to add mushrooms in your regular foods. I have posted few mushroom recipes in my blog. Now let's see how to prepare this biryani. This biryani is a one pot dish prepared within 30 minutes. I have used basmati rice for this biryani you can use any jeera samba rice or ponni raw rice. Here is my other recipe with mushrooms

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Mushroom Biryani is a wonderful rice prepared with onions, tomatoes, whole garam masala and the button mushrooms.

Prep time : 20 minutes
Cook time : 30 minutes
Serves : 3
Category : rice varieties
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

Ingredients




  •     1 cup basmati rice
  •     150 grams button mushrooms
  •     2 onions
  •     1 tomato
  •     2 green chillies
  •     2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  •     1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves
  •     1 tbsp lemon juice
  •     1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  •     1/2 tsp chilly powder
  •     1 tsp garam masala powder or biryani masala powder
  •     1 bay leaf
  •     small piece Cinnamon
  •     3 cloves
  •     few kalpasi
  •     1 star aniseed
  •     2 cardamom
  •     3 tbsp ghee
  •     salt to taste

Cooking Directions


  1. Soak the rice. Cut the onions, tomatoes and green chillies. Take all the spices. Chop the mint leaves and coriander leaves. Clean the mushrooms and cut them.
  2. Heat 3 tbsp ghee in a kadai and add all the spices one by one. 1 bay leaf, small piece cinnamon, 3 cloves, 2 cardamom, 1 star aniseed and few kalpasi. Next, add the onions and saute it on medium heat. Add the green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Stir and saute them well.
  3. Now add the chopped mushrooms.Stir and saute them well.
  4. Add the thinly sliced tomatoes. Stir and saute it well with the mushrooms. Add the finely chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves.Next, add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp chilly powder. Mix them well. Add 1 tsp garam masala powder. Mix them well with the mushrooms.
  5. Now add 3 cups of water. Add the required salt and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Mix them well. Allow them to boil. Now add 1 cup soaked rice to it.Mix them gently.
  6. Now close it with a lid and cook them on low heat for 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. After 10 minutes, open the lid.
  8. Gently fluff the rice. Transfer the rice to the serving dish.
  9. Tasty and easy mushroom biryani is ready.

Mushroom Biryani with step by step photos


Take a bowl and add the rice. Wash the rice 2 to 3 times and soak the rice with 1 cup of water. After 30 minutes, drain the water completely.  Cut the onions, tomatoes and green chillies. Take all the spices. Chop the mint leaves and coriander leaves. Clean the mushrooms and cut them.

Heat 3 tbsp ghee in a kadai and add all the spices one by one. 1 bay leaf, small piece cinnamon, 3 cloves, 2 cardamom, 1 star aniseed and few kalpasi (stone flower).

Next, add the onions and saute it on medium heat. 

Add the green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Stir and saute them well.

Now add the chopped mushrooms. Stir and saute them well.

Add the thinly sliced tomatoes. Stir and saute it well with the mushrooms.

Add the finely chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves.

Next add the 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp chilly powder. Mix them well. Add 1 tsp garam masala powder.

Mix them well with the mushrooms.

Now add 3 cups of water.

Add the required salt and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Mix them well.

Now add 1 cup soaked and drained rice to it.

Now close it with a lid and cook them on low heat for 20 to 25  minutes.
You can also pressure cook for 2 whistles.

After 30 minutes, open the lid. Gently fluff the rice. Transfer the rice to the serving dish.


Tasty and easy mushroom biryani is ready.

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