Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom Biryani is a flavorsome one pot briyani in which juicy mushroom are cooked in a lip-smacking masala along with long grain basmati rice and then cooked to perfection, this is very easy to make and come together in less than 30 minutes!

It is perfect for office lunch boxes, pot luck, birthday, kids lunch box or on a family get-together.

WHAT IS BIRYANI?

Biryani is a classic Indian mixed rice dish that is part of the Indian Mughlai culinary tradition, which traces its roots to central Asian cuisine and a rich fusion with Indian flavors and techniques.

It is such a versatile dish that you can prepare so many types of biryanis with so many different vegetables and meats. Whichever part of India you are, there is an amazing biryani recipe waiting to be enjoyed!

It is prepared with layers of fluffy basmati rice, marinated meat or chicken or any vegetables, browned onions, cilantro, mint, yogurt, saffron, ghee and spices. Classic biryani can justly be called the crown jewel of Indian cuisine, a dream dish that should not be missed.

TIPS TO MAKE PERFECT BIRYANI AT HOME?

Some of the tips I used to follow,

  • Always use top-quality long grain basmati rice for making any biryani, this makes fluffy and fragrant Biryani.
  • Always rinse the rice and soak for 30 minutes before cooking which helps i softening the rice.
  • Over cooking or under cooking of rice will spoil the briyani. Fluffiness of rice is very important for any biryani recipe, each and every grain should be separate and perfectly cooked. So make sure to use rice to water ratio 1: 1 3/4.
  • Always use fresh ingredients like ginger, garlic, chillies, cilantro and mint. It makes the briyani much more flavorful.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BIRYANI?

Mushroom Biryani can be served with any kurma or also just serve this with a side of yogurt or with onion raita or boondi raita.

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PANEER MAKHANI DUM BIRYANI

MUSHROOM BIRYANI RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

2 cup long grain basmati rice, soaked for 30 minutes
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tbsp ghee
2 bay leaves
4 cloves
2 green cardamon
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
4 green chilies, slit into halves
1 tbsp ginger- garlic paste
2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp mint, finely chopped
1 medium-sized tomato, thinly sliced
2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp briyani masala
3 tbsp hung curd
salt as required

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil and ghee in a heavy bottom pan, then add all whole spices and cumin seeds.Allow the spices to infused their flavors in oil.
  3. Then add the green chillies, onion and ginger-garlic paste, saute until raw smell goes off and onion becomes soft and translucent.
  4. Add half of the chopped cilantro and mint and saute for a minute.
  5. Then add tomato,salt and all the spices powders.Saute for 2-3 minutes until the tomato becomes mushy.
  6. Add the mushroom and mix well to coat with onion-tomato masala. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Then add hung curd, allow to cook until oil separates. Check and adjust the seasoning by this time if needed.
  8. Add water to the mushroom masala and bring to boil.
  9. Finally add the soaked rice and cook for 3- 4 minutes on high flame.Then reduce to low and cover with lid and cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Mix well with fork or spoon and serve hot with Onion Tomato Raita or Boondi Raita.

RECIPE NOTES:

  1. Always use top-quality long grain basmati rice for making any biryani, this makes fluffy and fragrant Biryani.
  2. Always rinse the rice and soak for 30 minutes before cooking which helps i softening the rice.
  3. Over cooking or under cooking of rice will spoil the briyani. Fluffiness of rice is very important for any biryani recipe, each and every grain should be separate and perfectly cooked. So make sure to use rice to water ratio 1: 1 3/4.
  4. Always use fresh ingredients like ginger, garlic, chillies, cilantro and mint. It makes the briyani much more flavorful.

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Hey!!!! My name is Saraniyaa Pradeep, and I feel very grateful that you have stumbled upon BlendOfSpicesBySara! I am the food blogger and photographer behind BlendOfSpicesBySara. This is my happy place where i combine my great love of food with my passion for photography. To this day,nothing makes me happier than preparing and sharing food with my family, friends and all of you dear blog readers. Ultimately, BlendOfSpicesBySara is about good food. I hope you find something on the site that you like.

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