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Mushroom pulao recipe | easy lunch box recipes

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.


  • 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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