5 Mar 2014

Mushroom Biryani Recipe / Kaalan Biryani Recipe

I love mushrooms! I used to hate it earlier. I don't know where, but I had it somewhere and it was not good and I never went near mushrooms again. But after marriage, I tasted mushrooms in my in laws house. I was newly married and did not want to offend my mother in law by saying no to her dishes! I am glad I did not say no! It tasted so good and from there on, I have never looked back. Learnt how to cook them well and now mushrooms are my favorites! 
This mushroom biryani, tasted too good. My husband enjoyed it so much and gave me many compliments! We loved it so much that now I make different kinds of mushroom biryani like millet mushroom biryani or this paneer mushroom biryani!
Do try it out.

Mushroom Biryani

Preparation time 20 mins | Cooking time 40 mins | Serves 3-4

  • Button Mushrooms - 200gms
  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Water - 3.5 cups
  • Onions - 2 medium
  • Tomato - 2 medium
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic - 10 pods
  • Mint leaves - a handful
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Biryani masala - 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - few chopped
To Temper
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
  • Cloves - 4
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Star anise - 1
  • Mace - 1
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1. Preparation - Wash and soak the basmati rice for 20 mins. Wash and chop the mushrooms. Slice the onions and chop the tomatoes. Grind the ginger, garlic and mint leaves together.

2. In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Once the oil heats up, add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf. 3. When a nice aroma emanates, add the onions and chopped green chillies.
4. Saute till the onions become translucent. Add the ginger, garlic and mint paste. Saute till the raw smell of ginger and garlic leaves.

5. Add the tomatoes and allow it to cook until the tomatoes are mushy.
6. Add the biryani masala powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder. Mix well and allow to cook for a few minutes and for the flavors to blend well.

7. Add the mushrooms and mix well. Add the coconut milk and mix well.
8. Add the garam masala, salt and lemon juice. Mix well. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes.

9. Add the drained basmati rice.
10. Add 3.5 cups of water. We have added 1/2 cup of coconut milk which is also considered as water. So in total it is 4 cups of water.

11. Add some chopped coriander leaves, check for salt and close the lid.
12. Pressure cook for 3 whistles, simmer after the 1st whistle.

13. Once done, wait for the pressure to subside and open the lid and fluff with a fork.

Goes well with raita.

Mushroom Biryani

1. I used store bought biryani masala for this biryani. If you want to use home made biryani masala, check out my chicken biryani recipe.
2.  I have used 1:2 ratio (rice : water). This might change for different brands of rice. Keep that in mind while adding water.
3. You can add the mint leaves separately and use ginger garlic paste too.

Check out the other 20 mushroom recipes.

Until next time,
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  1. Yum to all those flavors from those spices and the rest. I love rice and I'm loving this mushroom version too.

  2. love the mushroom biriyani... looks so flavorful...

  3. Delicious and inviting biryani.
    Thank u dear for stopping by my space. I glad to follow you.

  4. Delicious and flavorful mushroom biryani :) yumm !!

  5. Yummy Biriyani..Its one of my favorite..

  6. Tasty healthy biryani. Real healthy treat.

  7. wow...super beulah!!!!!! Shall i take that plate?

  8. So yummy mushroom biriyani........mushrooms are really tempting and when it s added to biriyani....dat makes t heavenly :)

  9. looks delicious!! nice recipe!!

  10. Looks yummy and tempting biryani!!

  11. Flavorful and delicious biryani, beautifully made...

  12. hi there , mushroom biriyani looks yum, i havent made one in years, its nonveg most of the times at home.
    happy to follow you.... happy blogging, stay in touch

  13. wow very delicious and tempting biryani :) looks very inviting !!


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