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Mushroom Biryani

Basmathi Rice-2 cups
Mushroom-1 packet
Onion-2 nos
Green Chillis-3 nos
Cashews-1/4 cup
Tomatos-2 nos
Ginger/Garlic past-2 tbsp
Coriander Leaves-1/2 cup
Mint Leaves-1/4 cup
Garam Masala Powder-1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder-2 tsp
Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp
Biriyani Masala powder-2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-4 tbsp
Food color 

Whole Garam Masala:
Cloves-3 nos
Cinnamon Stick-2 nos
Cardamom-3 nos
Bay Leaves-3 nos
Shajeera-1/4 tsp
Star aniseed-1 nos


Cut the onions into small pieces.Clan and chopped the mushroom.
Tomatoes ,microwave or boil them till very soft,cool them,peel the skin out and pure the tomatoes.
Cashews ,soak it in milk  for 15 minutes,Grind them to a very fine paste.
Soak the rice for 1/2 an hour.

Heat oil in a pan add  2 tsp mint leaves,2 tsp coriander leaves,green chillies,fry for a min,now add rice fry for 4 minutes.
Add salt and water to rice cook it  to a grainy consistency but totally cooked.
In a thick bottomed pan add oil,once oil is hot add all the whole garam masala ingredients and fry till light golden color.Add green chillis, mint leaves and coriander leaves fry for 2 minutes.
Now add onions fry until golden brown color.Add ginger garlic past fry for 3 minutes.
Now add tomato puree and cashew past,red chilli powder,coriander powder,garam masala powder,biryani masala powder, and salt, mix well and fry on medium hat for 5 to 8 minutes.
Add the chopped mushrooms and cover with lid and cook for about 10 min,until the gravy leaves oil and the mushrooms are cooked.
In a bake ware,spray the oil add cooked rice,later mushroom gravy to it,again cooked rice.
Now add some food color mix with water or milk to the rice.
Tightly cover the pan with aluminum foil,bake at 350F for about 20 minutes,Remove from the oven,Mix well and again keep it for 15 minutes.

Serve it with rita or any curry.



Such a droolworthy briyani, looks rich and tempting..

Cool Lassi(e)

Wow..this post is like a cooking class..
I applaud you for doing this because I know how difficult it is to cook and take pictures at the same time. Lovely Biryani BTW!
Umm what do you mean food color? Does this Biryani need one? Can Saffron be substituted?


ys u can use saffrin also.


Thanks u for lovely words...


oh! this is my fav biriyani....looks so beautiful and tempting divya

Guna's kitchen

OMG what an explination... really its difficult to take pics of each and evry step.. good work keep it up....... btw delicious and colorful biriyani

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

Divya, wow, what a great step by step pics. I mean wow, simply great teacher ma'm. Beautiful looking biryani :)

srikars kitchen

wow.. nice recipe.. great clicks..

Umm Mymoonah

Wow! colourful, yummy briyani.


wow divya what a delicious biriyani...love to have it right now :)

Premalatha Aravindhan

briyani luks fantastic,very tempting also...


Mushroom biriyani looks delicous divya.


A very delicious looking biryani.Very nice step by step presentation.


WoW! Mouthwatering biryani recipe.Loved the addition of cashews and tomato puree.Yumyumyum.....


Thanks for detailed methods and this is really delicious, Divya...


i love this mushroom biriyani.. i used to prepare n a differnt way anyway sounds delicious.. and stpe by step explanation is always good.. perfect biryani divya
how u made such a nice color what food color u added.

Divya Vikram

Lovely biryani post. How do you have the patience to click so many pics while cooking!

Sushma Mallya

Mushroom biryani looks awesome divya..too good


my laptop is sinking in water...i feel so hungry while seeing it...i would love to taste some..

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover)

Thanks for sharing!

Life is beautiful!!!

OMG !!! the biriyani looks too good. I enjoyed going thru the entire preparation.

Jaisy James

wow nice recipe dear. never tried with mushroom looks fantastic


Looks so yummy :)

Preeti Kashyap

The detailed photo description is so useful... very nice recipe!


Hats off Divya,
yet another delicious biryani, with excellent pics.


Thanx for your love & support Friends...!


Yummy briyani dear. I love mushrooms in briyani :)


Thanks dear Friends,I love to hear your valuable thoughts.

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