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Spicy Mushroom Biriyani Recipe

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Mushrooms are nutrients loaded fungus and a great addition to a healthy diet—not to mention totally delicious.That too in Purattasi month I always consider mushrooms as an alternative to chicken.You can easily cook some mushroom recipes and manage your irresistible non-veg recipe need . Not only as an alternative, consider adding mushrooms in your diet often as it provides with lean proteins since they have no cholesterol or fat and it boosts the immune system.

I was really bad  in cooking especially biriyani recipes.Finally, I got to learn how to make them from my mother in law. She is simply cool in the kitchen which I always admire. Making biriyani is kind of easy for me now and added the recipe to my instant meal list, so why not give it a try and leave your comments.Cook the nutrition rich spicy mushroom biriyani and expect a thumbs up from your family members.


Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking time : 30 mins

Serves : 2 to 3

Recipe Category : Main Course / Rice recipes


Ingredients :

Basmati Rice – 2 cups

Cleaned Button mushrooms – Sliced

Onion – 1 big chopped lengthwise

Tomato – 1 big sliced

Coriander leaves – small cup

Mint leaves – small cup

Thick curd – 2 tblsp

Giinger Garlic paste – 1 tblsp

Red Chilli powder – 3/4 tblsp

Coriander powder – 1 tblsp

Green chillies – 2

Oil – 2 tblsp

Ghee – 1 tblsp

Water – 4 cups

Salt – to taste

Lemon extract – 1 tblsp

To temper:

Cloves -2

Cardamom – 1 (optional)

Cinnamon – 1/4 inch piece

Bay leaf – 1

Star Anise -1

Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp

Method :

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the items under ‘to temper’ then onion and saute till its golden brown colour, then add the green chillies without splitting and add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add coriander and mint leaves and saute till raw smell leaves and then add sliced tomatoes until raw smell leaves.
  • Then add red chilli powder, coriander powder, required salt and saute till the masalas are well blended. Then add mushroom and saute for 2 mins until water leaves and it starts softening,do not leave for more time then the mushrooms would get more softer and shrinks. Then add curd(optional).
  • Once the masala is nicely blended with the mushrooms , add basmati rice – give a quick stir.
  • Then add required water,add the lemon extract and before closing the lid add 1 tblsp ghee for enhancing the taste and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Once pressure releases, mix the rice carefully without breaking the rice.Serve hot with onion raita.Tip :
  • Adding lemon makes your cooked rice separated and perfect for biriyani.


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    Grt dish to be learnt to cook. I think cooking becomes more easier after reading ur articles.

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    Recipe is good. i tried it both as ordinary and Dum biriyani. Taste was awesome. Thanks for the recipe. (Mouth watering biriyani especially in puratasi)

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      suja Reply

      Thank you so much Deepa for trying this recipe and letting me know.Really, your appreciation just made my day.