Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mushroom Briyani #2

Its a retry version with some tweaks and one of the attempt to add vegetables into Adharsh diet. Though he is not a fan of rice, he likes vegetable rice to some extent. so, thought of trying this briyani but didnt have much expectation and time also(since it was a weekend trial). But it tasted very good and it really made the day with a satisfaction of effort not being wasted.


Basmati Rice - 4 cups
Onion(Small) - 1.5(chopped)
Tomatoes(Big) - 1.5 (chopped)
Mushroom - 1 small pk(chopped)
Green Chillies - 4
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - as needed
Masala items
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Cloves - 4
Bay leaf - 2
Seasoning items
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 4-5
To garnish - Mint leaves
To Grind
Ginger (chopped) - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 4-5
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 4-5

  1. Clean chopped mushroom in lime water
  2. Grind the 'to grind' ingredients with 1/2 cup of water
  3. Fry oil in a cooker and add seasoning items
  4. When it flutters, add masala ingredients and green chillies
  5. Add onions, turmeric powder and salt
  6. Saute till the onion shines at you
  7. Add tomatoes and wait till it gets smashed completely
  8. Now add the cleaned mushrooms and mix it well
  9. Add the grinded ingredients and let it boil
  10. Add basmati rice:water in 1:1.25 ratio
  11. Close the cooker lid and cook for 12-14 mts
  12. Keep the flame high till the first whistle and sim it later
  13. Once its cooked, remove the cooker from burner and let it cool
  14. Open the cooker lid and garnish with coriander leaves