Friday, June 3, 2011

Mushroom Pulao-Mushroom Rice-Mushroom Pulao recipe

I was very busy the whole of last week with shifting, so missed many of your delicious recipes. I will soon settle down and catch up with all your post. Mushroom pulao is a very tasty and flavorful dish and can be made in a matter of few minutes. Before going to the recipe, let me share with you - how to clean mushrooms as I got some mails asking me how to clean mushrooms after seeing my Mushroom Korma recipe.

This is how I clean mushrooms-

Take a damp cloth and gently clean the black spots on the mushrooms. Then rinse it for a few seconds in a bowl of water or under running water. Drain the water and pat it dry with a clean towel. Now the mushrooms are ready to be used. Do not soak them in water.

Mushroom rice-Mushroom Pulao

How to make Mushroom Pulao-Mushroom Rice recipe

Mushroom Pulao-Mushroom Rice

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryRice dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Basmati Rice- 1 cup
   Button mushrooms- 150 grams
   Onion- 2 medium size
   Ginger-Garlic paste- 2 tsp
   Green chilli- 2-3
   Mint leaves- handful
   Coriander leaves- handful
   Thick Curd- 3 tbsp (should not be sour)
   Salt to taste

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tbsp
   Cinnamon -1 inch piece
   Bay leaf -1
   Cloves -3


Soak basmati rice for 20 minutes, drain the water and keep it aside.

Clean the mushrooms and cut them as you like but not into very small pieces.

Thinly slice onions and slit green chillies.


Heat oil and add all the ingredients mentioned under "for the seasoning".

Add onions and saute until they turn transparent.

Add ginger-garlic paste, slit green chillies and saute for few more minutes.

Then add button mushrooms, chopped mint, coriander leaves and fry for a few seconds.

Add curd and saute for a few more seconds.

Now add 2 cups of water, needed salt, basmati rice and pressure cook for 3 whistles.(if using a separate vessel inside the cooker)

If cooking directly in the cooker, after adding everything, close the cooker without weight, when it is half cooked, stir the contents and close it with weight and cook on very low flame for 5 minutes. Switch off and open once the pressure subsides.

Once done, fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot.

Rice cooker method- transfer the contents to a rice cooker and switch on the rice cooking mode. Once cooked, fluff it with a fork and serve hot.

You can prepare any tomato based gravy as a side dish for mushroom pulao.

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  2. wonderful and tasty recipe of pulav thanks for sharing the tip of cleaning mashroom

  3. Love pulao with mushroom,serve me with some onion raita,i'll finish that whole plate..

  4. yummy pulav healthy indeed...nice presentation :)

  5. I'm drooling , the rice looks perfect

  6. Mmmm...I want to make this this weekend. I think I would prefer raitha for mushroom pulao rather than any tomato based gravy. :) I should serve it on the side! :D

  7. Delicious and tempting it.

  8. nice to see u after a long time.interesting recipe with mushrooms

  9. mouthwatering pulao...cute presentation dear...

  10. ahhh..I love these one pot meals and this is treat since I love mushrooms

  11. Very new to me.. looks so tempting and delicious.. thanks for the recipe dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  12. Interesting mushroom rice dear! Loved the presentation ;)

  13. The pulao looks inviting & its easy to make too!! Same here...I prefer some tangy spicy gravy over with biryanis.. :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. deliciously looking rice dish!!! I never tried mushroom pulao before.. book marking it to make it later...

  15. very delicious recipe..looks yum !

  16. Lovely and tasty mushroom pulav. Was thinking of making this for quite some time. Now, I'm encouraged with your recipe :-)

  17. So inviting and looks delicious !! lovely pulao dear !!

  18. very nice dish Padhu...easy too.

  19. Delicious and flavorful pulao. Would love to sample it now :)

  20. Nice presentation.. Those four at the left inspire me a lot. You are skilled and patient to do these funny creatures..
    Also, you can clean the mushroom in water mixed with Maida, so that they become clean and clear. A chef said this in a TV Show.

  21. Delicious the presentation..looks lovely!

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  23. its such a great accompaniment...

  24. Very delicious rice...we too love this...I make this often for lunch :)

  25. Looks totally delicious - I make this too and we love it :))

  26. i adore when my sis makes this, will adores urs too for sure as it looks great!

  27. looks so tempting n inviting..
    glad to c ur new posts..:)
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  28. thats yummy looking pulav..thanks for sharing

  29. I simply adore this pulav any time of the week!

  30. thank u for knowing how to use button mushroom

  31. Hi Padhu,
    I made this tonight, and it is wonderful! Thank you for another great recipe, I love mushrooms and will make this again and again!

  32. Hi,

    I tried this recipe today turned out really well....i used to make mint pulav with all vegetables like beans peas carrot and potato....but with out curds.....this has a similar taste but the curds gives it that extra flavor :) and my hubby loves mushroom so he will love this tooooooooo !!! thanks for the recipe :)
    Rashmi Srinivas

  33. i like this very much....healthy recipe...just one question ....will we need to add 2 cups of water for 1 cup of basmati rice....actually most of the people will add only 1 1/2 (1.5) cup of water for 1 cup of basmati rice...plz let me know

    1. For mushrooms and other ingredients along with rice, the extra half a cup i.e., 2 cups of water for 1 cup of basmati rice helps to make it perfectly fluffy. I added half coconut milk and half water for that extra taste which my wife loved + a spoon of ghee after it is prepared for bonus points.

  34. Thanks for this recipe.It turned out to be delicious

  35. hi padhu this is harini here all ur dishes are superb extraordinary whenever i search for a recipe at google i oly prefer blog these days excellent and good job yar.

  36. HI PADHU ALL UR DISHES ARE SUPERB AND EXTRAORDINARY whenever am in search of a recipe i search for ur blog these days great yar

  37. Hi padhu i am looking forward to prepare this.pulao when i make.pul on pr cooker it always bcme overcooked. Can u suggest any thing like how many whistle etc that would be very helpful .i tried ur paneer butter masala that came out ad a yummy one

    1. Thanks for liking my PBM . You can cook directly in the cooker, after adding everything, close the cooker without weight, when it is half cooked, stir the contents and close it with weight and cook on very low flame for 5 minutes. Check this post on How to cook basmati rice and also my
      Vegetable Pulao


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