Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mushroom Biryani | Mushroom Biryani in pressure cooker | Biryani Recipe

Mushroom Biryani, a delicious biryani made with basmati rice and mushrooms. It's an ideal one pot meal which will be ready in 25 mins and tastes super delicious and aromatic.  Also it's a  perfect  meal to pack for lunch boxes or a day out. 

I simply love the flavor of brown mushrooms so mostly using those in all my mushroom recipes recently and its flavor takes this biryani into next level. 

In this mushroom biryani, the mushroom flavor is predominant and all the other flavors are very subtle.If you like more spicy biryani, then check out my chettinad mushroom biryani.

Mushroom Biryani

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Biryani | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Mushroom Biryani, Pressure Cooker Mushroom Biryani Mushroom Biryani,a delicious biryani recipe with full of flavors.
Basmati Rice - 1/2 cup
Mushroom - 150 to 200 gms
Onion(small) - 1/2 
Tomato(small) - 1 
Green Chili - 1 
Curd - 1 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - few
Mint leaves - a handful
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Cashew - 4
Ghee - 2 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Bay leaf - 1 
Cinnamon - 1 small piece
Cloves - 3 
Cardamom - 2 

First soak the rice for 20 mins, in the mean time, cut the onion & mushroom into thin slices, tomatoes into small pieces & slit the green chili.Remove the stem from coriander & mint leaves and keep it ready. Heat the pressure cooker with ghee,add the cinnamon,cloves, cardamom & bay leaf,saute it for 30 secs.
Broke the cashews roughly and add into the ghee and roast till it becomes golden brown, then add the onions & green chili and saute till the onions becomes translucent.Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell leaves.
Add the tomatoes, mushroom , coriander & mint leaves one by one and saute it well for 2 mins.
Add the spices (turmeric & red chili powder ) and salt. Give a good mix and then add the curd and mix it well.
Add the water and bring into boil and then add the soaked rice.
Put the lid & weight on pressure cooker and cook it for 3 whistles. Once the pressure automatically released from the cooker, open it & gently mix before serving.
That's it . Tasty & quick Mushroom Biryani is ready to serve.Serve it with your favorite raita.

Related : Raita Collections 

In this lunch box, i have packed mushroom biryani, egg masala and some salad
  • I have used brown mushroom here, but you can use white mushroom too.
  • You can reduce the amount of ghee and add equal amount of oil too.
  • If you want more flavor, add 1/2 tsp of garam masala along with other spices.
  • I like the flavor of mushroom in the biryani, so skipped the garam masala. 


  1. I love biryani. I have'nt tried mushroom biryani so this looks like a delicious idea for lunch this weekend. Thanks for sharing a yummy recipe

    1. would be treat for your family.Try and let me know your feedback