Mushroom Biryani is a great recipe to stray away from the usual vegetable biryani or egg biryani we all know and love. Learn how to make this delicious and easy mushroom biryani using very simple ingredients.
With all that talk of non vegetarian biryani yesterday, I simply had to share the Mushroom Biryani Recipe I tried a couple of weekends back. I usually follow a pretty standard recipe when I make biryani but I opted to make this one a bit more spicy and sour (with tomatoes) than usual. We loved it and I am making some more for a potluck tomorrow.
Mushroom Biryani can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator for up to two days. I find that this elevates the flavours as they mingle together and when you reheat and serve it, it tastes fantastic. Mushroom Biryani is also a great recipe for lunch boxes and packing on a trip since it’s a great one pot meal that few people would dislike. Just pack along a raita to accompany the mushroom biryani and you are all set.
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Mushroom Biryani Recipe
2 cups cooked basmati rice
1 cup chopped button mushrooms
1 large onion, sliced long
2 large tomatoes, pureed
1 tsp tomato paste (or tomato ketchup)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder (or to taste)
1 tsp garam masala / biryani masala
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp butter / ghee (or another tbsp of oil)
Salt to taste
5 green chillies
1″ piece of ginger
4-5 garlic cloves
1″ piece of cinnamon
A few stalks of coriander leaves (optional)
1 large onion, sliced long and fried golden brown
A handful of tasted cashewnuts
Chopped coriander leaves
How to Make Mushroom Biryani:
1. Heat oil and ghee and throw in the onions. When they are golden brown, add the ground masala paste. Don’t worry if some of the spices are not ground fine. Mix well until nicely fried, for about 2-3 mins. Then add the chopped mushrooms.
2. The mushrooms will give out some water, so cook until the mushrooms are soft and the water has all evaporated. Then add the chilli powder, turmeric, garam / biryani masala and fry for a minute. After this, add the pureed tomato and tomato paste / ketchup. Stir well and cook well until all the ingredients come together. No need to add water at any stage. Add salt.
3. Gently mix in the cooked basmati rice and garnish with the fried onions, cashewnuts and coriander leaves.
Serve Mushroom Biryani hot with raita.
I have wanted to try something on your website for ages – tonight I finally did and made thi biryani. It was delicious! Thank you!
Just tried your mushroom biriyani…it was so delicious…masala was too good..even i tried veg patties, wheat dosa and gobi munchuriyan..but i just love this biriyani..thanks for such nice easy recipies
My brother told abt this site..Tried your mushroom biriyani…it was so Delicious..masala was so tasty…..even i tried wheat dosa, gobi munchuriyan and and veg patties.. everything came well but i love this biriyani…..thanks for such nice easy recipes…
I am a newly wed, had never stepped into the kitchen before… so now you know that i am a novice to cooking…
I rely totally on the internet for cooking on a daily basis… I came across your site 5 days ago..
Till now I have prepared Mushroom Biryani, Kadai Paneer, French Breans Stir Fry and Pepper Paneer Fry… Guess what.. my husband has showered me with so many compliments!! He said.. "this tastes like hotel food…" , " so u finally have learnt cooking…", "wow the biryani is better than my mom's!"…. and i was on the moon…
I wanted to share this with u… I am GRATEFUL, THANKFUL to u Nags,,,, very gracious and kind of u to put up recipes that really taste excellent wthout any hidden ingredients…
I must say what attracted me to ur site was the photography… then i learnt u clicked it urself! MINDBLOWING GAL!
Keep up the good work…
Lavina, thank you so much for the very very sweet words. Encouragement like this always keeps me going 🙂 Keep visiting and have a wonderful new year.
Hey Nagalakshmi, Tried this today. David just loved it. Thanks.
What better testimonial can I get? Thanks for letting me know 🙂 Hope you are doing good.
just cooked this dish for dinner! it was so delicious we couldn't stop eating it. we'll definitely save it for the future and will be often on our menu. instead of 5 chillies i used 1 chilli and 2 serrano peppers and even though i l.o.v.e. spicy food this turned out very hot! thanks for the recipe, will pass it onto my friends!!!
hi … i tried this biryani it was yummmy… me and my hubby liked it sooo much … thank u for ur recipe..
hi am shweta… i tried this biryani it was yummmy… me and my hubby liked it sooo much … thank u for ur recipe..
I tried this recipe today… and it turned out to be awesome. thanks for this. Will soon try your other recipes too.
Beautiful looking biryani:)