Delicious Nutritious Mushroom Pulao/Rice

Delicious Nutritious Mushroom Pulao/Rice, beautiful blend of spices sautéed with garlic, ginger, onions, tomatoes & rice cooked in cooling, aromatic coconut milk. Makes a sumptuous one pot meal.

Tastes great when made few hours ahead. Makes great lunch box meal, are great leftovers too. A delicious recipe, will definitely become a family favourite & a crowd pleaser.

Please do give it a try. Makes great combo with raitha.

You can also watch my video on YouTube

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups – Rice (I used Basmati Rice, you are welcome to any rice of your choice)
  • 1 ½ to 2 Cups (250gms) – Mushrooms (Button Mushrooms)
  • 4 Tsp – Oil
  • 3 Tsp – Ghee
  • 1 Large – Onion
  • 1 Medium – Tomato
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 ½ Cups – Coconut Milk
  • 2 Cups – Water
  • 1 Tbsp – Coriander/Dhania Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp – Mint/Pudina Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp – Fresh Lime/Lemon Juice
  • ½ Tsp – Garam Masala (I used Homemade Garam Masala)
  • 5-6 – Cloves
  • 1 ½ Inch – Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp – Stone Flower/Kalpasi/Patthar Phool
  • 2 Small – Bay leaves

Prep Work:

Ingredients to grind for Malasa Paste:

  • 1 Tbsp (6 to 8) – Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 ½ Inch – Ginger
  • 3 – Green Chillies (this quantity gives moderate heat)
  • ¼ Cup – Coriander/Dhania leaves
  • ¼ Cup – Mint/Pudina Leaves
  • 1 Tsp – Coriander/Dhania Powder
  • ½ Tsp – Dry Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp – Homemade Sambhar/Curry Powder (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp – Water (If required you can add 1 more Tbsp water)
  • 1 Tsp – Oil
  • ¼ Tsp – Turmeric Powder

Add all the ingredients to grind into a mixy/blender jar & grind to a thick paste, transfer into a small cup & set aside.

Rinse & soak rice in water for 10-15 minutes & then drain the water & set Rice in a metal filter/colander.

Method:

  • Heat heavy bottom pressure cooker add oil & ghee (please keep heat on low).
  • Add cloves, cinnamon, stone flower/kalpasi/patthar phool, bay leaves & sauté.
  • Now add the ground paste & sauté.
  • We sauté until the oil starts to rise.
  • Then add onions, salt & sauté well (please turn heat to medium).
  • We cover with lid & let it cook for a few minutes.
  • After a few minutes we open lid, the onions are soft & translucent.
  • Add tomato & sauté well, cover with lid & let it cook.
  • After a few minutes open lid & tomatoes are soft & cooked.
  • Now add Button Mushrooms & sauté gently.
  • Add garam masala & sauté well.
  • Add rice & with silicon/wooden spoon gently sauté.
  • Add salt & mix well.
  • Now add water (2 cups), coconut milk (1 ½ cups) (instead you can add chicken/veg stock) & mix well.
  • 2 cups rice 3 ½ cups liquid (since we are cooking pressure cooker, this liquid quantity is sufficient).
  • We taste the liquid & add salt if required.
  • Add lime/lemon juice mix well, place lid & let it come to boil.
  • Once it comes to boil lock lid.
  • We let it make one whistle & then turn off heat.
  • After 10-15 minutes we bring the pressure down & open the lid.
  • Add ghee, coriander/dhania leaves, pudina/mint leaves & gently fluff the rice.
  • Ready to Serve.

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Pulao always work better with kids rather than biryani, nicely done !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Aarna says:

      Hi Gaurav.. So true ! … Thank you so much 🙂 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Aarna says:

        👍 😀😀

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