Thursday, 26 July 2012

Mushroom and Peas Pulao for T & C , BM

For a long,long time, I have been wanting to prepare briyani / pulao with mushrooms.But when I get a packet of mushrooms it goes into some gravy or turns into a curry.Finally I got a chance to make it for Taste and Create for which I am paired with Min of Bad Girl's Kitchen and I have been paired with her several times.

This time, I wanted something to go with the Blogging marathon theme,so I selected this recipe which she had tried earlier for Taste and Create. We loved the pulao and it has become our new favorite..

Mushroom- Peas Pulao
Source - Bad Girl's Kitchen

I used:

Basmati rice- 2 cups
Mushrooms-200 grams
Peas-100 grams
Ginger garlic paste -1 teaspoon
Onion-1 , sliced
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Cloves- 4 numbers
Red chilli powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Mint leaves- a handful
Salt to taste
Ghee- 1 tablespoon

  1. Clean and chop the mushrooms. Wash the rice and soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and put in the cumin seeds and cloves.
  3. When the cumin crackles, add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  4. Add the onion and cook till translucent.
  5. Put in the mushrooms. The mushrooms will sweat. so cook till they turn brown and the moisture has evaporated completely.
  6. Put in the masala powders and mix well. Let it cook for a minute.
  7. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  8. Put in the rice[discard the soaked water] ,peas and salt.
  9. Stir to mix.Put in the mint leaves and pressure cook for 15 minutes or till done.
  10. When the pressure releases, mix and serve hot with a raita of your choice.


  • You can use any rice variety. Adjust the water accordingly.The key is to cook the rice in such a way that the grains are separate and not mushy.
  • You can also add 1/4 cup corn along with the peas.
  • Cooking time will vary.Adjust accordingly.
Each month,it is fun creating dishes for  Taste and Create ...Would you like to join ? Just email Min @ with your name, blog name and a link to your blog to sign up.Hope to see you in the next edition of Taste and Create....

Bon Appetit...


Archana said...

Yum pulao.

Srivalli Jetti said...

Good to read your post..I don't make mushrooms..but know of folks who like it..:)..will surely share it with them!

Chef Mireille said...

interesting pulao

Akila said...

Yummy n delicious pulav

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

my kids will surely like it!

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i made something similar last also planned in my to do posts....this is also our new favorite