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MUSHROOM PULAO RECIPE
Mushroom pulao,i tried last week following the recipe which i learnt from my relative who made a vegetable pulao on my request. After our marriage we went to her house in Chennai for lunch and she made a delicious food and vegetable pulao with Chole was the main highlight. So when she came here last month, i remembered about that vegetable pulao and asked her to make that  for me. Later,I tried the same recipe using mushrooms.

Mushroom Pulao recipe

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 30 Mins |Serves: 3

     White button Mushrooms  12
     Basmati Rice  1 cup
     Cardamom  2
     Onion  1-2
     Mint leaves few
     Coriander leaves  few
     Green chili  2
     Sugar  a pinch
     Butter  1-2 tblsp
     Salt  to taste
     Lemon juice  few drops
     
     

Method with step wise pictures:

  • Soak the basmathi rice in 1 and 1/2 cups of water for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes drain the water (keep the water aside) and in a pressure cooker add butter and add the cardamom and add in the drained rice. Saute for few minutes till all the moisture in the rice leaves out.
  • Add the water.
  • Add salt and few drops of lemon juice ( lemon juice is added to retain the white color of the rice and it wont give any sour taste to the rice) .Cook the rice till 2 –3 whistles.
  • Thinly slice the mushrooms and onions after washing it nicely.
  • In a pan add little butter and add in the onions. Add little salt and saute them till they turn pink.
  •  Add the thinly sliced mushrooms. Mushrooms tend to cook fast and so saute for a while and mushroom oozes out water too.
  • Finley make a paste of coriander leaves , mint leaves and green chilli.
  • In the pan add little butter and add this paste and add a pinch of sugar. Sugar is added to retain the green colour.
  • Add this to the rice.
  • Mix this gently and evenly.
  • Mushroom pulao is ready to serve. We had with Cauliflower masala.
  • This is a perfect recipe for kids lunch box.

Note:

  • You can make the same with vegetables.
  • Always ensure that the veggies should be crunchy. Do not over cook the veggies.
  • Mushroom pulao tastes great with paneer gravy too.

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26 comments

Kalpana Sareesh August 5, 2013 - 9:06 am

too good.. looks spicy

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Veena Theagarajan August 5, 2013 - 9:07 am

looks yum! my kids love this rice.

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Aps prabhu August 5, 2013 - 10:01 am

I love mushrooms in any form.. adding mint leaves to mushrooms is new to me Yummy!

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Sona S August 5, 2013 - 10:49 am

Mushroom pulao looks delicious and flavorful.

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AparnaRajeshkumar August 5, 2013 - 11:30 am

Easy one ! Mushroom is my all time favorite !

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prathibha Garre August 5, 2013 - 11:41 am

Nice and delicious Mushroom pulao…looks nice and very clear clicks jey

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CHITRA August 5, 2013 - 11:48 am

Looking so yummy.. Nice recipe..

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Hamaree Rasoi August 5, 2013 - 12:10 pm

I too love mushrooms…anything with it is most welcome….Like the separate grains…

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Subha Subramanian August 5, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Perfect Rice………Like it……..

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Priya Suresh August 5, 2013 - 1:01 pm

Delicious one pot meal,love anything with mushrooms..

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Shanthi August 5, 2013 - 1:11 pm

lovely texture…awesome recipe..

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Nivedhanams Sowmya August 5, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Perfectly cooked rice!!! looks super delicious!!!

Sowmya

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Gayathri Ramanan August 5, 2013 - 4:35 pm

love mushrooms…Yummy and healthy one pot meal…

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divya August 5, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Oh this looks yum!!!

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Divya Shivaraman August 5, 2013 - 7:30 pm

super easy and tempting pulav

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Shruti August 5, 2013 - 10:52 pm

Wow… made it just a few days back! Only difference was an addition of mutter into it 🙂 Lovely work, Jeyashri…

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Raji Ramakrishnan August 6, 2013 - 12:31 am

my sons favourite.

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prethika skm August 6, 2013 - 2:24 am

a perfect lunch box recipe..click looks inviting

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Hamaree Rasoi August 6, 2013 - 2:34 am

Mushroom pulao looks simply great. Wonderfully prepared.
deepa

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Chitz August 6, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Flavorful looking one.. Tempting clicks 🙂

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SHARMILEE J August 13, 2013 - 11:38 am

Looks very flavourful and yum!Love the bowls!!

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sugi fernando November 30, 2013 - 8:14 am

after adding drops of lemon, we should add water to pressure cook it right?

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jeyashri suresh December 1, 2013 - 11:32 am

Yes suji u add lemon juice after adding water. It won't taste bitter

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Shaami (Shajitha Habeeb) December 4, 2013 - 4:59 am

I tried this one, it was awesome. Thank you jayashree….visit my space and keep in touch 🙂

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Priya Ramkumar November 25, 2014 - 2:39 am

tried this one today and it came out well .. yummy and healthy pulao …

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Mythili Sivakumar September 26, 2017 - 4:12 am

The flavor is very nice. Tried this recipe today. My son enjoyed. First attempt with mushroom

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