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Mushroom is basically a kind of fungus which has a flavor called umami, one of the five basic taste. It is considered to be a unique flavor which when cooked the texture becomes dense & meaty. This particular flavor makes the recipe rich and unique and along with the spicy masala the dish can be served during special occasions.

Mushroom Biryani is made in many different styles, in this recipe, you will see how to cook using a pressure cooker. The ingredients used are pretty much available in your kitchen like onions, ginger, garlic, green chilies, and tomato and to add flavor to the dish the spices like bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and fennel seeds are used.

While the rice gets a smooth and creamy texture, the mushroom becomes chewy texture when it undergoes the cooking process.

This dish can be served with brinjal gravy or any other gravy along with cucumber raita.

How to cook easy mushroom biryani

Soak the rice for 20 mins and clean the mushroom from all dirt.

Step 1: To make easy easy mushroom biryani

Heat the pressure cooker. In a medium flame add 1 tsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee. Once it is heated add 1 bay leaf, 1 cinnamon, 2 cloves, 2 cardamom, and 1/2 tsp fennel seeds. Fry till the spices release aroma.

Next, add 2 green chilies and saute for a second.

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Step 2:

Then add chopped 1 medium onion and saute until it becomes translucent.

Now, add 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste. Mix them well and saute for about 2 minutes.

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Step 3:

Next, add 1 small tomato and saute well for till it turns mushy

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Step 4:

Next, add 1/4 cup coriander leaves and 1/4 cup mint leaves. Mix and saute for few seconds.

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Step 5:

Then add 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 garam masala, 1/4 tsp cumin powder. Mix them and saute for a few seconds.

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Step 6:

Add 1 tbsp curd and mix well. Next, add 1/2 tsp salt and mix it well.

Saute till all the masala in the mixture is cooked.

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Step 7:

Add, mushroom pieces. Mix and saute well in the masala.

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Step 8:
  • Next, add soaked basmati rice along with the 1 cup of water in the mixture.
  • Close the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once it is cooked turn off the flame and allow the pressure to be reduced completely.
  • Remove the lid and your Mushroom Biryani is ready to be served.
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Mushroom Biryani Recipe

Richly flavoured mushroom biryani recipe with easy step by step instructions
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean
Keyword: hotel style mushroom biryani, mushroom biryani
Servings: 2
Calories: 430kcal

Equipment

  • pressure cooker

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Basmati rice 150 grams
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Small Green chili
  • 2 Clove
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 50 grams Button mushroom
  • 1 Small Tomato
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp curd
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Soak the rice for 20 mins and clean the mushroom from all dirt.
  • Heat the pressure cooker and add oil and ghee in it. Once it is heated add 1 bay leaf, 1 cinnamon, 2 cloves, 2 cardamom, and 1/2 tsp fennel seeds. Fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 green chilies and saute for a second.
  • Then add chopped 1 medium onion and saute until it becomes translucent.
  • Now, add 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste. Mix them well and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Add 1 small tomato and saute well for till it turns mushy
  • Next, add 1/4 cup coriander leaves and 1/4 cup mint leaves. Mix and saute for few seconds.
  • Then add 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 garam masala, 1/4 tsp cumin powder. Mix them and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1 tbsp curd and mix well. Next, add 1/2 tsp salt and mix it well
  • Add, mushroom pieces. Mix and saute well in the masala.
  • Next, add soaked basmati rice along with the 1 cup of water in the mixture.
  • Close the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once it is cooked turn off the flame and allow the pressure to be reduced completely.
  • Remove the lid and Mushroom Biryani is ready to be served

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Interesting Facts:

  • Mushrooms are made up of around 90% water.
  • There are over 30 species of mushrooms that actually glow in the dark. The chemical reaction called bioluminescence produces a glowing light known as foxfire. People have been known to use these fungi to light their way through the woods.
  • Before the invention of synthetic dyes, mushrooms were widely used for dyeing wool and other natural fibers. Mushroom dyes are organic compounds and produce strong, vivid colors.

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