Monday, November 16, 2009

Mushroom Biriyani

Today i thought of preparing something special for dinner..Usually we have rice wih curries .I was in a confusion what to cook finally i found a box of mushroom in my refrigerator..finally i decided to make the quick n easy dish Mushroom biriyani...My husband really loved the mushroom so i am sure he will love my mushroom biriyani ...Today i am sharing my biriyani recipe with all of my friends...Actually its a quiet easy aswellas nutritious dish..This mushroom is known as Vegetarian's chicken i think its because of its texture.....You can find this product in almost all grocery shops...

The cost of the item - $1.50 - $2.00  /8 oz box
Cooking time : 25 minutes

To make the Mushroom masala

Mushroom  - 8 oz box
Onion - 1 number
Tomato -1 number
Garlic - 2 pods
Ginger - small portion
Chili powder - 1

Cinnamon- 1 inch stick 
Cloves - 4 number  

Cardamom - 2 number
Fennel seed - 1 tsp 
Star anise  - 1 number
Bay leaves - 1 leave
Black pepper - 4 -5 number 

( make the powder of all the above )

Curry leaves - 5-6 leaves

For Rice 

Basmati rice - 1 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste 
Water - 2 1/2 cup
Bay leaves - 1 leave
Cloves - 3 nos
Cardamom -1/2 portion

Butter - 2 tbs


Mushroom masala

Step 1 : Heat oil in a pan add the curry leaves & onions, once the onions get sauteed add the garlic ginger paste

Step 2 : Add the tomato to the browned onions.Add the chili powder and garam masala powder to it...stir continuously.Add salt to taste

Step 3: Add the washed and cleaned mushrooms into the mixture.stir need to add any water....

Step 4.Close the lid and let the mix to cook for almost 10 minutes in a low heat.Stir in between

Step 5: After few minutes the mushroom will be cooked and the masala is ready to use...

For the Rice

Step 1 Soak the rice for about 10 minute

Step 2 Add the butter in a pan add the bay leaves,cloves and cardamom then add the drained rice into it

Step 3: Saute it for 3-4 minute and add water....usually the proportion of water will be depends upon the type of Basmati rice..What i usually do is i add more water once the rice started boiling check the consistency of rice ,once its cooked  drain the water and keep it aside

Making the biriyani

Step 1.In a pan make the layers of rice and mushroom masala...first add the layer of rice then the mushroom masala again the rice ....
Step 2 : Pre-heat the oven in 300 degree for 5 minute and keep the layered biriyani for about another 5 minute....just add some coriander leaves for garnishing...If you do it ,biriyani taste good...

Now the Mushroom biriyani  is ready to serve....Have it and enjoy...

Points to ponder
  • Do not add the water for the mushroom masala cooking...
  • Usually rice water proportion is 1 - 11/2  follow that otherwise follow whatever i did...
  • According to Ur taste you can add green chilly and more chili powder....
  • If  you don't like the layered method just add the rice into the mushroom masala and stir well..that's also delicious and simple method too..

3 Said:

Padhu said...

Mushroom biriyani looks yummy .Thanks for dropping by my blog.

PranisKitchen said...

Thanks padhu....

Vrinda said...

Never tried biryani with mushrooms,looks gr8..will giv a try...

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