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September 10, 2012

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

mushroom rice
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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