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Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom Biryani

 Mushroom biryani is a quick fix and will be loved by biryani lovers,both vegetarians and non- vegetarian.I tried this a few days back and is simple and delicious. If you like mushrooms you must try this.

Basmathi Rice- 2 cup
Cinnamon stick- 1 inch thick
Clove 2
Star aniseed-1
Rose water- 1 tsp(optional)
Salt to taste

For the masala
Mushroom- 10 oz
Onion- 1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Green chilly paste- 1/2 tsp
Tomato- one small
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/3 tsp
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
Lemon Juice- 1 lemon

To garnish
Onion thinly sliced-1
( to fry)
Coriander leaves- a hand full
Saffron - a pinch soaked in 1/3 cup of milk
Ghee- 1 tsp
Cardamon and Cinnamon powder- 1/3 tsp each

Thinly slice one onion and fry till nice and crispy and keep aside. Fry raisins and cashew nuts and set aside.

Bring about one and half liter of water to boil and add whole spices and washed rice and salt. Cook till rice is done and strain and spread on a flat tray. Pour rose water over it and allow to cool.

Wash and wipe dry mushrooms dry and cut it into half. Marinated with chilly powder and turmeric powder for five minutes. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and saute one chopped onion till golden brown. Add green chilly  and ginger garlic paste and saute till raw flavors disappear. Next goes in chopped tomatoes and saute till soft and cooked.Add mushrooms and stir fry in medium flame for two to three minutes. Add coriander powder, pepper powder, garam masala and fennel powder and saute till raw flavor disappears. Cover and cook for one more minute. Finally squeeze lemon juice on top.

Layer half of the mushroom masala and add half of the rice on top. Sprinkle fried onions,coriander leaves and half of the cardamon powder and cinnamon powder. Put the second layer of masala and rice and finally the rest of garnishes. Pour melted ghee on top and soaked saffron and milk. If you feel that the masala is really dry add 1/3 cup of extra milk. Cover with a tight lid on top and put some weight on top. Put flame in low and heat it for 5-6 minutes. Serve warm with papad, salad or pickle.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy


  1. Very nice n super tempting biriyani,yummy!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  2. Adipoli Briyani Suja , bookmarked it

  3. very inviting and delicious biryani !!

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  4. Yum yum,super tempting fry,feel like having some.

  5. Yum yum,super tempting biryani,feel like having some.

  6. Biryani looks absolutely delicious....

  7. very yummy looking biryani....

  8. Very yummy and fulfilling mushroom biriyani.

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  9. biryani looks absolutely delicious...

  10. Biriyani looks delicious and flavorful

  11. Lip smacking briyani, one of my fav menu...
    Perfectly done n nice colour!!

  12. Yummy recipe…will try it for sure..Thanks for posting


  13. superb.........looks delicious............

  14. Mushroom biryani looks yummy, delicious and mouth watering. Very nice presentation.

  15. Super flavourful and inviting briyani.

  16. Feel like grabbing it, looks fantastic!

  17. yummy a big fan of mushrooms..

  18. Thanks all for stopping by and for the encouraging comments..
    @pancharakuttan..It is star aniseed/star Malayalam it is called thakolam and is flower shaped and we use in garam masala.

  19. One of my friends asked me to post some mushroom recipes in my blog. As I am not confortable with mushrooms I haven't tried till now. I am totally drooling over your recipe. Bookmarking it. Going to make soon.

    1. Thanks Uma,glad you found this interesting,sure you will love it.

  20. Delicious mushroom Biriyani. I love this one pot meal.

  21. Truly tempting Biryani Dear.Healthy and delish!

  22. Loved good..looks so delicious..

  23. Delicious meal. wonderfully done. :)

  24. So mouthwatering and love your preparation!

  25. Luv the presentation...Apt biryani for the season

  26. flavourful and delicious biryani Suja..

  27. look perfectly done dear...i love mushrooms very much...that platter is tempting me...mmm.yumm.

  28. Mushroom biriyani superb!! Kandittu thanne kothiyakunnu..

  29. That looks really delicious n tempting. Nice pic as well Suja.
    You have an award at my space, pls come n grab it dear..

    1. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)
      Thanks for the award Prathiba:)

  30. looks awesome.. every rice is seperate and looks nice..!

  31. HI Suja, i would like to know what type or utensils did u use to make this biryani becoz u have told to put weight over it. The recipe looks awesome and hope it taste good too. i taught of making this a bit time consuming but im sure it going to be good, i just want to know whether i have appropriate utensils for it. thank you

  32. Hi Anon, Thanks for stopping by,so happy that you liked this.

    I just uploaded a pic of the utensils I use. Since I am in US I do not have the traditional utensils that we use in India:)
    But these two are really helpful..
    one is a 5 qt covered Dutch oven and the second is a 12" covered fry pan
    I actually make the masala in a wide quart pan and then layer it into the green one . I have a stainless steel lid which fits exactly on top. It can also be sealed in the edges using a dough made of maida(just like chapati dough).You can place this on a tawa and then cook to avoid direct flame.
    Another method is to do the final dum in oven.Grease an oven proof tray and place as layers cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake in oven at 300 Degree F for around 15 minutes.
    I hope this will be helpful to you..if there is anything else pls try the recipe :)

    1. Thank you so much Suja. I think using aluminium tray will be fine in oven, . I try making biryani but the prob is rice get over cooked. So by the time i put it oven it get more cooked. and when i try to mix the rice it breaks. any way will try in your way. Thank you once again

    2. Thanks Jasselin,
      Cooking in oven is wonderful idea.. don't worry about the cooking of rice. Many times I have also messed up and rice gets over cooked :(

      If you are not comfortable with cooking rice and straining it,try this can use the five qt cookware or even pressure cooker to cook the rice. If you are making two cups of rice add
      4 1/4 cups of water and the spice bag and cook. If you are using pressure cooker do not use whistle. Leave the nozzle open and cook in medium flame. The advantage is that you can open and see in between and I assure you get the perfect rice. Once cooked make the rice fluffy with fork and spread on a flat tray.

      Do try the recipe and enjoy with family and friends and thanks for visiting. :)

  33. Thank you for ur advice regarding rice, i hope this will help. and def after trying i will share it with my friends. And go one posting wonderful recipes i am always visiting this site. Take care


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