Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom Biryani is a flavorful and healthy Indian food. It is prepared with rice, mushrooms, onion, tomato and spices.
Mushroom is my favorite vegetable and I am a great fan of biryani. So I tried mushroom biryani few years before. But after starting the blog now I found time to post this recipe.Mushrooms are packed with antioxidants like carrots and tomatoes and offers many health benefits. Mushrooms contain Vitamin D which is not found in any vegetable or fruit. It also boosts immune system. Mushrooms are good source of iron and selenium. Sources say that eating mushrooms prevents cancer. So consider eating this amazing beneficial mushroom. Mushroom biryani is not only healthy but also very tasty Smiley.

Mushroom Biryani Recipe

Author: Cuisine: IndianRecipe type: Main Course
Prep. Time: 15 minsCook Time: 35 minsTotal Time: 50 mins
Serves 3
Basmati Rice- 2 cup
Mushroom- 3 cups packed/heaped
Onion- 2 small sized
Tomato- 2 small sized
Green chilly- 2
Ginger Garlic paste- 2 tbsp.
Cilantro/ Coriander Leaves- 3 tbsp (before washing & chopping)
Mint/Pudhina- 6 tbsp (before washing & chopping)
Biryani masala- 1 tsp
Chilly POwder- 1/4 tsp (As required)
Curd- 1/4 cup
Oil- 4 tbsp.
Ghee- 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp.
Water- 2.75 cups minus 5 tbsp.
Salt- To taste
Whole Spices
Cinnamon- 1 inch stick
Cardamom- 4
Cloves- 4
Star anise- 1
Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
Bay Leaf- 1

  1. Soak the rice for 30 minutes prior cooking and while adding rice drain the water
  2. Heat oil in pan/pressure cooker. Add the whole spices in medium flame till it sends nice aroma. Then add green chilly and onion.
  3. Saute it till it becomes translucent, then add ginger garlic paste.Saute it till the raw smell goes and add mint leaves and coriander leaves.
  4. Saute them for 2 minutes.Then add tomato and saute till it's smashed/raw smell goes. Add cleaned and cut up mushrooms, curd, chilly powder and biryani powder.
  5. Saute this until the mushrooms are well combined with the masala and after that add rice, water and salt. Cook it for 3 whistles. After first whistle reduce the flame. Once the pressure is released fluff it with fork gently so that the rice doesn't break.
  6. Serve hot with raita or gravy of your choice.

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