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Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom Biryani is a simple and tasty dish and one of my favorite. This recipe is very easy and it is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. It is truly a delight to mushroom lovers.


For masala:

  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch
  • Garlic cloves – 4
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Mint leaves – 1/2 cup (or dried – 1/4 cup)
  • Chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Green chilly – 4 (about 2″)


  • Basmati rice – 2 cups
  • Chopped Onion – 2 cups
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Mushroom sliced – 2 cups
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cinnamon stick – 1″
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

  1. Grind everything from ingredients-1 to a fine paste.
  2. Wash basmati rice and soak it in water for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and saute onions until translucent.
  4. Add sliced mushrooms and cook till it becomes soft.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes stirring constantly.
  6. Now add the ground masala/paste and cook till the raw smell is gone.
  7. Heat ghee in another pan and add fennel seeds, ground cardamom, cloves and cinnamon followed by bay leaves.
  8. Add drained basmati rice and mix well and gently stir for a couple of minutes.
  9. Now add the prepared gravy to the rice and combine them well. Remove from heat.
  10. Transfer the contents to an ย electric rice cooker or pressure cooker and add 3 and 3/4 cups of water along with salt and cook until rice is fully cooked.
  11. If you are using a pressure cooker, cook for a whistle and then turn off the stove.
  12. If you are using a electric rice cooker, once it is cooked remove the container from the cooker and transfer the contents to a hot pack.











๐Ÿ™‚ Serve hot with raitha


  1. I love Mushroom Biryani. Looks spicy and yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Okay, now I have to go in search of food. I like the idea of this dish.

  3. Sounds yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Nithu..Briyani looks so yummy..i have noted down the recipe..nice step by step instructions..

  5. what a delecious looking biryani ,yummyyyyyy

  6. hey nithu,this is definitely a healthy food.Looks so Delicious.

  7. Great idea! Although I would have made him cook it for the last minute change of plan!!

  8. hi nithu…
    its really gud, this weekend i vl prepare this. post more dishes like this. all the best dear..:)

  9. Hi cham, Thanks for ur comments.

    Hi Cynthia, happy that u liked it.

    Hi meeso, sagari and shri, Thanks for stopping by.

    Thanks lavi and Mallika.

    Hey Preetha, Hope u ll prepare it and like it. Thanks

  10. This biryani look delicious. I love mushroom, nice recipe.

  11. Perfect picture and a perfect recipe for the event I am hosting – I would love for you to send this recipe for my event – ONE DISH MEALS. Check my site or the link below for more details.

  12. nice pic and yummy biriyani..,mouth watering ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Yum Yumm… i tried your receipe and it came out really well…Thanks

  14. hi nitu


    u look like my fren nitu

  15. Hi

    It is a excellent recipe…I have done two times, it came very good, Thanks for your recipe….

  16. hi nithu…i tried this recipe and we liked it very much. Thanks for posting….

  17. Thank you all for your valuable comments.

  18. Tried your awesome recipe. It came out pretty good. Everyone loved it. And it tasted perfect. But I don’t get the color like the photo you have put. Any suggestions?

  19. Such an awesome recipe.. I tried and it came out very well..

    Many Thanks to you!!

  20. Dear nithu,

    we experiment this dished. i got appreciated from others thanks thanks very much

  21. Hi nithu…. i tried this out…. twas sooo delicious…. Tastiest dish iv eva had:)