Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mushroom pulao - Mushroom rice


  • Mushroom- 250 gms
  • Basmathi Rice-( ~300 gms) 1 1/2 cup
  • Water-2 1/2 cup
  • Large Onion-1
  • Green chilli-1
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 teaspoon
  • (5 garlic+ 1 inch ginger)
  • Puthina(Mint)- 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves- 1/4 cup
  • Cloves-3
  • Bay leaf-1
  • Cinnamon- two small pieces
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
  • Chilli powder-1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder- 3/4 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ghee- 2 tablespoon
  • Oil- 3 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice- 2 teaspoon(1/2 lemon)
  • Salt
  • Coriander leaves and Fried Cashews(optional) for garnishing


  • Wash the mushrooms, peel off the outer layer and cut into equal large pieces
  • Heat oil in pan and add the cloves, bay leaves and cinnamon.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry it in oil.
  • Then add the coriander leaves and the mint leaves and cook it well in the oil.
  • Now add the sliced onion and fry it till it changes into transparent.
  • Add the cut mushrooms and then the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  • Cook the mushrooms with the lid closed without adding water.
  • After it is half cooked add to itthe garam masala.
  • Now add the washed basmathi rice and water.
  • Check for the salt and add few drops of lemon juice and cook the rice in pressure cooker or rice cooker.
  • Finally add the ghee and garnish with fried cashews and coriander leaves while serving.

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