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Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom Biryani

Rice sautéed with Indian spices and mushrooms makes for a filling vegetarian dinner.
By Anita Mokashi
Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom Biryani
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Rice sautéed with Indian spices and mushrooms makes for a filling vegetarian dinner.
Recipe Type: Main
For Saute
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • ½ cup peas
  • 7-8 mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coriander for garnishing
For Paste
  • 5 green chillies
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 5 garlic pods
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cinnamon
  1. Rinse rice well and soak it in water for an hour
  2. Make a paste of the ingredients mentioned below for paste and keep it ready
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the onion, fry for a few minutes. Next add the chili paste and stir-fry for about a minute.
  4. Add the tomato, mushrooms and peas to the pan and cook for another few minutes. Now add the rice and stir and fry for another few minutes. I fried it till all the spices & tomatoes coat the rice & the whole mix kind of starts to dry off.
  5. Add the water, lemon juice and salt, bring to a boil. When the water disappears from the surface, (you will still see the water in between the rice grains & there will be more water inside, Lower the heat to minimum & cover & cook for about 5 minutes. Switch off the heat after 5 minutes & keep it covered for another 10 minutes.
  6. Let sit for a few minutes and then mix in the cilantro/coriander
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