Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mushroom Biriyani

Biriyani is one of the famous foods for occasion, not only in wedding for any function or even some special occasions  most of the south Indian’s prefer Biriyani. There are different versions for this biriyani, since I have posted vegetable biriyani today I tied mushroom biriyani. In our home mushroom biriyani became a common food yep, its our families favorite food.


Basmati Rice
1 cup
Mushroom (button)
250 gms
Bay leaves
Ani star
Green chili
Cilantro chopped
¼ cup
Mint leaves chopped
¼ cup
1 medium size
1 large
¼ cup
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Chili powder
1 tsp
Sakthi masala biriyani powder
2 tsp
Cashew nut
1 -2 Tbsp
To grind:
2 inch
7-8 pods
1 inch
Fennel seeds
1 tsp



  1. Wash and soak rice 10 -15 minutes. Cut onion lengthwise and tomatoes should be chopped finely.
  2. Grind all the ingredients in the list by adding little water to a smooth paste.
  3. Heat one tablespoon oil in a pan, fry bay leaves ani star (if you have any other biriyani spice you can add).
  4. Add onion and green chili saute until light brown, add ground paste and cook until raw smell leaves.
  5. Add tomatoes and cook until it turns mushy, add mushroom and start to cook after couple minutes mushroom will start to shrink, now add chili powder, turmeric and biriyani masala powder and enough salt for mushroom.
  6. Cook for another 5 minutes, whip the yogurt and add to mushroom and let it cook for couple minutes.
  7. Mean while in another pan, heat a tablespoon of ghee roast the cashew until golden brown and remove it and keep aside. Drain the rice and add to the ghee fry until the moisture evaporates and nice aroma comes.
  8. Add mushroom mixture, rice, salt (for rice) and 1 ½ cup water and cook in rice cooker or pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  9. Garnish with those fried cashew and some chopped cilantro. Serve with any raita.
If you fry the rice before cooking your rice will be grainy, Don’t mix the rice as soon as its done let it cool for a while and mix gentle or else rice will broke.


Pavani N said...

Mushroom biryani sounds super flavorful and delicious.

Suma Gandlur said...

A great one for mushroom lovers.

Priya Suresh said...

Inviting one pot meal,cant ask more.

Srivalli said...

Nice biryani, though I don't use mushroom, I can replace with other things..

vaishali sabnani said...

You have nice flavors in that biryani...good one.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

looks delicious and i had made it couple of times, love the juicy mushrooms in rice

Pallavi Purani said...

Multiple Flavors on one plate. Beautiful job done

Rajani S said...

The biryani looks nice!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Mushroom lovers will surely relish this!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Mushroom lovers will definitely relish this.

Suchi Sm said...

yummy yummy biryani... loved mushrooms in any form

Nalini's Kitchen said...

super tempting biriyani,perfect for parties...

Pallavi Purani said...

Good one there. Never used mushroom this way.

Padmajha PJ said...

Nice recipe and as you said perfect for any occasion / get togethers

veena krishnakumar said...

I dont use mushroom..must have tasted yummy