Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mushroom and Carrot Biryani

We love mushrooms and S even likes to eat them raw. So I decided to make mushroom biryani today for lunch. An easy and yummy dish which we enjoyed with raitha. I'm sending this to Arundhuti  who is hosting her first event, 'Served with Love'.Do check her blog out. She has some pretty amazing recipes......




Ingredients:
1&1/2 cups uncooked basmati rice
1 pack of sliced mushrooms(remove the stalks)
4 green chillies, slit
1/2 onion ,sliced
1 tomato(optional)
1 medium carrot, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup mint leaves
2 green cardamom
5 cloves
1&1/2 inch cinnamon stick
1 star anise
1 bay leaf
10-15 cashews
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp kala jeera/ black cumin seeds
1&1/2 tsps ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp chilli pwd
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
2 tsps garam masala pwd
1&1/2 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste




Method:
  •  Wash and soak basmati rice for 1/2 hour.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and when hot, add the fennel and black cumin seeds. Let splutter, add the cardamom, cloves, bayleaf, cinammon, star anise and when they start giving a nice aroma add the cashews and fry for 1 min.
  • Add green chillies and onion and saute till the onion turns golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min. Add the chopped tomato and let cook till oil separates.
  • Add the carrots, mushrooms, mint leaves, salt, chilli pwd, tumeric pwd, garam masala pwd and cook till oil separates and the water dries.
  • Add 2 and 1/4 cups boiling water and adjust seasoning.
  • Add rice, mix well and close the lid. Add cook for one whistle. Switch off and let stay for about 5-8 mins.
  • Open lid and add  lemon juice , garnish with mint leaves and serve with onion slices and raitha.
  • Enjoy!!!






4 comments:

myspicykitchen said...

I love mushrooms too and made mushroom biryani few days ago... it turned out good... :)

Yours look yummy

alisa said...

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Parita said...

A different & yummy combination!
Happy New Year!

Bhagi said...

Thank you Usha...

Parita Thank you....

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