Recipe ~ Mushroom Biryani

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I’ve made this dish several times and each time has been a fantastic taste experience. Sometimes I add seasoned tofu cubes, sometimes I don’t. But, what makes this dish is the vibrancy of the spices … this dish will leave you feeling warm and happy in the tummy. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice – 250 gms, soaked for 15 minutes
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Button Mushrooms – 10, chopped
Tomatoes – 2, chopped (optional)
Mint Leaves – handful, chopped
Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped
Oil – 3 tsp
Ghee – 2 tsp
Salt as per taste

 

Grind together:
Saunf – 1 tsp
Cumin Seed s – 1 tsp
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
Bay Leaf – 2
Garlic – 10 cloves
Cloves – 2
Black Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Coconut – 2 tsp, grated
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Cardamoms – 2

 

Directions:
1. Heat a pan over medium flame.
2. Add ghee and oil.
3. Saute the onions till golden.
4. Add the ground paste, tomatoes, mushrooms, salt, mint leaves, coriander leaves and stir well.
5. Cook till the oil starts to separate.
6. Pour 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
7. Add the soaked rice and cover with a lid.
8. Cook till the rice is done.
9. Remove from flame and mix well.
10. Transfer to a plate and serve hot with onion raita.