Mushroom Biryani

I came across this biryani recipe in Eenadu (Telugu) newspaper. As I had mushrooms on hand, I prepared it immediately. It tasted yummy and since then it had become a regular dish at home.


Mushrooms: 500 gms; quartered

Basmati Rice: 2 cups; Soak for 20 minutes

Onion: 2; finely sliced

Tomato: 1; finely sliced

Ghee (Clarified Butter) / Oil: 1/2 cup

Soy Sauce: 2 teaspoons (Optional)

Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tablespoon

Green Chillis: 2; finely chopped

Cardamom: 2

Cloves: 2

Cinnamon Stick: 1.5″

Coriander Powder: 1 tablespoon

Coriander Leaves: 1 tablespoon finely chopped leaves

Mint (Pudina) Leaves: 1 tablespoon finely chopped leaves

Lime Juice: 2 teaspoons

Salt: as per taste

Water: 3 cups


1. Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottom vessel.

2. Add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

3. Add onions and sauté till they turn slightly brown.

4. Add mushrooms, tomato and sauté for 2 minutes. Add soy sauce and sauté for few seconds.

5. Add water and bring to boil. Add soaked and drained rice, coriander powder, salt, coriander and mint leaves. Combine well and cook on low flame till rice is cooked well.

6. Open the lid, fluff the rice with fork and sprinkle the lime juice. Serve hot with raita or curry of your choice.


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