Rich Mushroom Pulao

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - Long grain rice, soaked for 20 mins
  • 10-12 - White button mushrooms
  • 6-8 Cashewnuts, soaked for some time (optional, you can replace with green peas)
  • 1 - Medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp - Ginger garlic paste
  • Fistful of mint leaves, chopped finely
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - Ghee
  • 1 tbsp - Oil
  • Dry spices:
  • 6-8 - Cloves
  • 2 inch - Cinnamon stick
  • 1 - Bay leaf
  • 1 - Star anise
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp - Shahi jeera / black cumin
  • 3-4 - Green cardamoms

How to Make Rich Mushroom Pulao

  • Wash and soak rice for at least 20 mins.
  • Drain the water and set aside for at least 10 to 15 mins, make sure there is no water left in the rice.
  • Wash and cut the mushrooms.
  • Heat a wide pan with ghee, fry mushrooms for a minute or 2 and set aside.
  • Add rice and fry on high till the rice becomes crunchy.
  • Mix the mushrooms and rice and continue to fry for another 1-2 minutes.
  • This process makes the rice more flavourful.
  • Heat a pressure cooker or a heavy bottom pan with oil, add dry spices and saute till you get an aroma
  • Add onions and fry till they turn translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  • Add mint leaves and fry for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add cashews or peas and fry for a minute or more.
  • Add water and salt bring the water to a boil.
  • Add rice along with the mushrooms and cook till almost all of the water evaporates fully.
  • Refer to the picture.
  • Close the pressure cooker lid and cook for 4-5 minutes on a very low flame if using basmati rice.
  • If you are using any normal aged rice, then let it whistle once.
  • If cooking without a pressure cooker, cook till the rice turns soft and cooked fully.
  • Serve hot with any raita or gravy.
  • Recipe courtesy: Indian Healthy Recipes.