Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mushroom & Mealmaker Biriyani

Having a spouse who is fond of Biriyani, am exploring all possible combinations of making vegetable biriyani!:) I was about to make Mushroom Biriyani, and had a handful of musrooms only..added some meal maker chunks with the mushrooms, and the result was a delicious combo! :P:P

Basmati Rice -11/4cups
Green Chilly-1
Few mint leaves,curry leaves and cilantro
One small Tomato
Coconut milk powder-1tablespoon
Oil+Ghee -4tablespoons

To Marinate
Button Mushrooms-6
Meal maker/Soya Wadi - 12
Few mint leaves,curry leaves and cilantro
Biriyani Masala -11/2tablespoons
Turmeric powder-1/4teaspoon
Chilli powder-1teaspoon
Coriander powder-1teaspoon

Grind Coarsely
Small piece of ginger
5 garlic cloves
3" Cinnamon Stick
One Elaichi
2 Cloves
1 Bay leaf

The method is just like making Dum biriyani, instead of baking it in oven, this cooked in the pressure cooker.

Wash and soak the rice for half an hour.

Add the meal makers in boiling water for 3 minutes, drain and wash with cold water. Squeeze out the excess water and keep aside.

Wash and dice the mushrooms.

Grind the ingredients given under "grind coarsely".

Combine the ingredients given under "to marinate" table with the coarsely ground masala,mix well and keep aside for (at least) 20minutes.

Slice the onions,green chilly and tomato.

Heat oil +ghee in a pressure cooker. Add in the onions,green chillies and fry for a few minutes.
Then add the tomato and mint,curry and cilantro leaves. Fry till the onions become brown and the tomatoes turn mushy.

Now add the marinated masala, reduce the flame to low, cover the cooker (without putting the whistle) and cook for 6-7 minutes. Stir it in between to avoid the burning, till the masala cooks nicely and the oil oozes out.

Add the coconut milk powder, rice with 11/2cups of water, adjust the salt and close the pressure cooker. Increase the flame to medium and cook for 7 minutes. Switch off the stove and remove the cooker from stove top and let it cool. Open the cooker, fluff the biriyani gently.

Aromatic and delicious Mushroom & Mealmaker Biriyani is ready to serve. I assure you, your kitchen/house will be filled with the nice biriyani aroma while cooking this biriyani! :) Enjoy it with simple raitha or your choice of side dishes.
Sending this & the following recipes to Reva's "Royal Feast -Biriyani" event.

Christmas Delicacy event happening at Julie's "Erivum Puliyum"

Dum Biriyani



  1. love the both combo....biryani looks inviting.B/W all ur biryani collections are awesome.

  2. Hi Mahi!

    That biryani looks scrumptious and juicy, Mahi. I made my first biryani today. Will try to hone my biryani skills with your recipes. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving wonderful comments.

  3. Mahi ... U r a "Biriyani Queen"..:) Loved all the recipes..
    Thanks for linking all these tasty ones to the event..:)
    Mushroom and mealmaker chunks... wouldn't have thought of the combo..:))
    Thanks again dear..

  4. Super delicious and flavourful briyani..

  5. wow...biriyani looks delicious dear :-)

  6. fabulous combination... looks delicious...

  7. Mahiiiiiiii, it was wonderful when relatives from in-laws house thronged our house.

    This was ' THE ' dish I cooked for them the first time and Yesssss... Yessss... Yes....

    Woooooooooow..... Thank you ...

    This style of briyani is what my mother makes


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