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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Dum Mushroom Briyani


1 1/2 cups Basmati Rice
227g/8oz Button Mushroom sliced
1 medium Onion thinly sliced
1 tomato chopped
2-3 green chilli finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper (Optional)
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 cup mint leaves


1tsp Fennel seeds
2 Green Cardamom
1 Black Cardamom
1 Cinnamon stick
1 Bay leaf
3 Cloves
1 Anistar whole (optional)


2tsp Chilli powder
2tsp Cumin powder

2tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
3tbsp Oil

How to:
  • Soak the rice for 20-25 mins. Then drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat a skillet, add 1tbsp ghee and 1tbsp oil.
  • Now, add sliced onions with salt and saute until it turns golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and cook till the raw smell disappears.
  • Add green chillies and green bell pepper and saute well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, cumin powder and cook.
  • Add sliced mushrooms with salt and cook for a while.
  • Now, add cilantro and mint leaves and cook for few more mins.
Mushroom masala is ready.
  • Heat the pressure cooker, add remaining ghee and oil.
  • Now add all the spices.Then, add the drained rice and fry till it gets mixed with spices and ghee.
  • Shift the mushroom masala into the cooker and mix well.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups water and cook. Switch off after 1 whistle.
  • Preheat the oven at 350 degree.
  • Transfer the rice in a oven-safe bowl, wrap it with foil and bake for 30 mins.
Let it stay warm inside the oven.

Serve with Raita.

Onion Raita:

1/2 Onion thinly sliced
2 green chilli chopped
1/2tsp ginger minced
1 cup plain yogurt
  • In a bowl mix everything and garnish with Cilantro.

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