Mushroom has a very special taste, I like to cook them often, like once in a week. I usually add 'em in soups, salads, appetizer and most of the curries. Since I am a health freak, I propose an idea of healthy eating :). Mushrooms are very low in calories, fat, Sodium and yet has good amount of fiber which makes it ideal for weight watchers.

Mushroom - 1 cup
Basmati Rice - 2cup
Onion - 1 medium size
Tomato - 2 medium size
Curd - 2 tbsp
Oil/Ghee - 1 tbsp
Ginger - 1" inch
Garlic - 4 pods
Cinnamon - a stick
cardamon - 2
Cloves - 2
Green Chillies - 6 medium size
Mint leaves - 1/4 bunch
Cilantro - 1/4 bunch
Aniseed - 1 tsp
Fennel seed - 1 tbsp
Bay leaf - 1 medium size
Salt - as per taste


  • Wash basmati rice, dry it and set aside.
  • Grind ginger, garlic, half the onion, tomotoes, cloves, green chillies, half of cinnamon, mint, cilantro & keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, saute remaining cinnamon, fennel, aniseed, bay leaf, cardomon.
  • Add sliced onions and mushrooms.
  • Introduce ground paste, curd, stir well and add salt.
  • Add three cups of water (1.5 quantity of rice) allow to cook for few mins.
  • Add the washed rice and cook for only two whistles in pressure cooker or seven minutes in covered pan.

Comments (2)

On May 20, 2009 at 2:35 PM , Nur Diyanah Magness said...

Definitely going to try this soon. I went through the ingredients and it looks like a winner for sure. To top it off....I simply loveee mushrooms.

On July 23, 2009 at 9:14 AM , Screamin' Mama said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. I'm so craving Biriyani right now! I will definitely try this!