Mushroom Biryani

mushroom biryani


As I have told earlier, I am allergic to mushrooms but I do like them very much. Due to my allergies, I rarely cook mushroom in my house for my husband and on such rare occasions, there are few recipes that I don’t want to miss. This biryani recipe is one such recipe. I have tried recipes from various cookbooks and internet for mushroom biryani and finally settled with this one fail proof recipe. The marination of the mushroom adds the flavorย to the biryani and is sure a crowd ย pleaser.


  • White mushrooms – 2 cups
  • Onion – 1 , sliced
  • Tomato – 1 , sliced
  • Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Water – 3 cups

To marinate :

  • Thick Curd – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons
  • Mint leaves – 2 tablespoons
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon or more (depending on the spice level preferred)
  • Garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

To Saute:

  • Oil + ghee – 2 tablespoons
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Clove – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – 1
  • Bay leaf – 2
  • Star anise – 1

Method :

1.In a mixing bowl, add the cut mushrooms and all other ingredients given under to marinate and mix it well. Let it rest in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes.


2. In a large pan, add a teaspoon of ghee , and roast the rice in a medium flame till it gives a nice aroma. Keep it aside.


3. In the same pan, add the remaining ghee and oil and add all the ingredients mentioned under the ‘to saute’ column.


3. Now add in the sliced onions and fry it till it turns transparent.


Then add in the tomatoes and fry it till it turns mushy. Once the tomatoes turn mushy, add in the marinated mushrooms.


4. Mix it well and let everything is combined well.Add the rice and let it mix well with the masala.


5.Now add the water and let it mix well. Check for salt and spice and add if needed.


6.Cover it and let it cook in low medium flame. Cook till all the water is absorbed and switch off the flame. Let the rice sit undisturbed for 10 mins.


7. Then using fork, fluff the rice till the rice is separate and grainy. Squeeze a lemon over the rice and serve this tasty biryani with raita.



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12 thoughts on “Mushroom Biryani

  1. Malar November 18, 2015 at 12:06 am Reply

    Mushroom is my absolute favorite ๐Ÿ™‚ yummy biriyani!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. CHCooks November 18, 2015 at 3:06 am Reply

    Nice Arasi ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  3. srividhya November 18, 2015 at 9:12 am Reply

    Yummy. Inviting

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Julie is Hostess At Heart November 18, 2015 at 9:39 am Reply

    Love mushrooms. This looks delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Aruna Panangipally November 18, 2015 at 10:51 am Reply

    I love mushrooms, Arasi. I look forward to trying this recipe.


  6. Traditionally Modern Food November 18, 2015 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Love mushroom briyani looks inviting..


  7. Sowmiasgalley December 17, 2015 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Briyani looks spicy and flavorful. Like your detailed explanation


  8. Rhythm July 24, 2016 at 8:55 pm Reply

    Wow, lovely share. I landed on your blog from Radhika’s an so Glad I found your space it is full of yummylisious recipes. ๐Ÿ˜€ Do drop by to my space to say Hi!


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