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September 10, 2012

Mushroom Biryani Recipe in Pressure Cooker | Kalan Biryani - Mushroom Recipes

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This is my first post on Indian mushroom recipes. I started with a simple and easy mushroom biryani recipe in pressure cooker. We call it as Kalan biryani in Tamil.  When I was young , I used to think mushroom is a non-veg food. So I never thought of  eating mushroom recipes..But after marriage , I tasted mushroom Manchurian in a vegetarian restaurant and loved it..I loved its softness..I tried the same for my daughter. She too liked it a lot. I’ll post that recipe later. This time I wanted to try a rice variety with mushroom to pack for my husband’s lunch box. I googled so many recipes, got the idea and tried in my own way ..It tasted great. My husband and his friends liked it a lot. I felt very happy that my first mushroom recipe is a huge success. Soon I will try to update this post with step by step pictures.

1 cup - 250ml
  • Mushroom – 5 nos (big)
  • Green peas – 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Cinnamon – 1 piece
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cardamom – 1 no
  • Biryani leaf – 1 small
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 2 nos ( very small.. if big use one)
  • Ginger & garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt  - as needed
  • Basmati rice – 1/2 cup ( soak rice in required water for 10 mins)
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Cooking Oil & ghee – 1 tbsp each
To grind:
  • Coriander leaves – 1/8 cup
  • Mint leaves – 1/8 cup
  • Cashews – 4 nos
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
Lime juice – few drops .
  • Wash and clean the mushroom pieces by keeping little water in a bowl.
  • Take the pieces out and wipe it with a clean cloth. 
  • Cut each mushroom into 3-4 pieces of medium size.Set aside..
  • Wash &  Soak rice in the required water till use (1:2 ratio) ( say for 10 mins)
  • Grind all the items given under “to grind” to make a smooth paste.
  • In a cooker base heat oil and add cinnamon, cloves , elakki and biryani leaf. Then saute onions , ginger & garlic paste till its raw smell disappears..
  • Now add the tomato pieces and saute till it turns mushy.
  • Add red chilli powder , salt and turmeric powder.
  • Add the mushroom pieces and the ground masala paste.
  • Mix well and finally add the soaked rice with the required water.
  • Cook for 1 whistle in low flame by adding a tbsp of ghee.
Fluffy , yummy biryani is ready to serve with a simple raita !!

mushroom biryani in pressure cooker
  • For variations , lime juice can be added at the end before serving instead of adding tomatoes..
  • U can also fry the basmati rice in ghee before soaking in water..
  • For cooking basmati rice , Rice and water quantity of 1:2 would be sufficient..I used 2.25 cups which made the rice little mushy . My husband likes that way. So I used more water.
  • If served for guests, add more ghee while sautéing..

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  1. Yes, I too always avoided mushrooms. Though my sister uses it very effectively and cooks delicious curries and biriyani, I haven't tried until few months ago.
    Your biriyani looks very nice and it is no wonder that your husband's friends liked it so much!

  2. Very easy and healthy one pot meal. Nicely presented

  3. Biryani looks yummy and inviting..:) Very well explained..

  4. Never get bored of this super flavourful briyani,beautifully done and well explained.

  5. still am not having mushroom dear... i know its veg but am interested to eat them... urs looks yumm...

  6. Such an easy and healthy biriyani.Bookmarked.

  7. Biryani with mushroom is in my to do list..looks yumm

  8. Wow looks delicious...yummy looking biryani!!

  9. Wow awesome!! Looks too delectable dear :)

  10. I started eating mushrooms only after my marriage as H loves it. Looks so inviting

  11. It looks wonderful n healthy one pot meal!!

  12. Chitra,
    That's a tasty mushroom biryani in that plate!! Yum

  13. wow my fav briyani,am gr8 fan of mushrooms,loved it...

  14. I love anything with mushroom..Your biriyani with mushroom is too tempting..And that's such a detailed post Chitra..Thank you.

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  17. very flavorful n yummy biryani, i too have tried a similar version :)
    Biryani looks so tempting...nice clicks!!

  18. You've gotta thank the restaurant for that, Chitra. My family have liked Biryani Mushroom since the day we first had a taste of it. The pictures of your Biryani Mushroom look absolutely flavorful!

  19. I've never heard of a Mushroom Biryani before, but Im sure it must be a mouthful....have you heard of check it out maybe youll get some tips in growing mushrooms at home

  20. i add some fresh rajmah along and make it as white pulao as my daughter loves it that way only green chillie slit and ginger garlic the rest are all here no tomatoes but they are yum happy u also love mushroom

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