Mushroom Biryani

This is a very simple vegetarian pulav made in the same way as any other pulav or biryani.

This is a very simple and easy rice recipe. I Make it all time with or with out mushrooms. I serve this for lunch as well as for dinner. They are so filling and satisfying. And another happy thing about this pulav is that they can be increased in volume to any extend.

For the Non - Vegetarian version of this biryani, add Shrimp to the biryani it tastes great. Love this recipe so much. And the recipe source is my Mom. This is one of her best recipes.

I am planing to send this recipe to Rice Varieties Event ...... Easy craft of Simple Indian food is hosting this months events. Good luck!!….

Ingredients :

Mushroom – 1 cup sliced
Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Potato – 1 big cubed
Peas – ¼ cup
Carrot – ¼ cup cubed
Green Beans – ¼ cup cubed
Onions – 1 big cubed
Tomato – 1 small cubed
Green Chilies – 2 sliced
Mint leaves – 1 handful
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
Water – 1 cup
Coconut milk – 1 cup
Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon
Garam masala – 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder – ½ teaspoon
Butter – 2 tablespoon

For Tempering:
Whole Garam Masalas, 4 mint leaves and ½ hand full of coriander leaves

Procedure :

This is a pressure cooker procedure.
1. Melt butter in the pressure cooker and then add the tempering items one by one.
2. Then add the onions and green chilies and sauté it for few minutes, Then add the tomatoes and all the veggies with ginger garlic pastes and sauté it for few minutes or until the veggies are little soft.
3. Then add the mint leaves, salt, chili powder, garam masala and sauté for few minutes and then add the soaked rice without water, then add the water and coconut milk and stir it for a few minutes then finally add the lemon juice and close the cooker and allow it to whistle once. Then remove the cooker from the heat immediately.

JZ of Tasty treats Have tagged me for this MEME. Thank u dear....

1. Last movie u saw in a theater?
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Today evening going to Dasavatharam(Tamil movie)

2. What book are u reading?
All types of cookbooks and cake decorating techniques books.

3. Favorite board game?
Chess, Carrom, All games with a pack of cards and chinese checker.

4. Favorite magazine?
Bon appetite and many food mag...

5. Favorite smells?
Sandal, Lavender and Pineapple

6. Favorite sounds?
The baby’s laugh sound that comes as the mobile ring tone.

7. Worst feeling in the world?
When my loved ones avoids me in any satiation..

8. What is the first thing you think of when u wake?
Is it morning 6 o’ clock so soon? Can anyone cook and clean the house for me!(I am so lazy)

9. Favorite fast food place?
Gyros, Sandwiches and cinnamon rolls.

10. Future child's name?
No idea.

11. Finish this statement—'If I had a lot of money I’d....’
I will provide food for all the hungry peoples.

12. Do u drive fast?
Now only I have started to learn driving.

13. Do u sleep with a stuffed animal?
No, I am allergic to stuff dolls.

14. Storms–cool or scary?
Storms are scary for me.

15. What was your first car?
None till now!

16. Favorite drink?
Fresh squeeze orange juice, cold coffee and milk shakes.

17. Finish this statement - If I had the time I would…
Would try baking and decorating some cake or try new recipes.....

18. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
Ya, sometimes….

19. If you could dye your hair any other color, what would be your choice?
Maroon shade that most of the south Indian actress do.

20. Name all the different cities/towns u have lived in?
Chennai, Schaumburg(IL), Racine(WI), Milwaukee(WI)

21. Favorite sports to watch?

22. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
JZ is a new and nice friend of mine through the blog. She is a very puff up girl. She inspires me a lot in her recipe presentation.

23. Whats under your bed?

24. Would u like to be born as yourself again?

25. Morning person or night owl?
Always morning person…..

26. Over easy or sunny side up?
Love both.

27. Favorite place to relax?
Sitting on the beach side and see the weaves!

28. Favorite pie?
Apple pie!

29. Favorite ice cream flavor?

30. Of all the people u have tagged, who is the most likely to respond first?
Every one.

Thanks for reading abt me......To know more abt some of my friends I would like to tag:

Cham of Spice-club

Uma of Essence Of Andhra

Kamala of Moms Recipes

Sujatha of Indulge in South Indian Home Style Cooking

Kalai of Samaithu paarkalaam

This is purely of ur choice to participate in this MEME my friends. I u have been tagged already please ignore it.


  1. I love also coffee ice cream :) Nothing beats the smell of coffee.. Love the mushroom biryani :) I feel having now :(( Thanks to the tag, i will do it :)

  2. Biryani looks yum! Photo is gorgeous too. Great MeMe. Baby's laugh when phone rings, cool!:)
    How was Dasavataram? Modern story with a old name or based on the mythical Vishnu's 10 avatars for real? I have a Amar Chitra Katha magazine for kids. Sometimes they read it and ask me lot of q's? :D

  3. Lovely biryani, Sukanya! Am bookmarking this now. Thanks for tagging me, but I had already done this one. Sorry! :)

  4. Sukanya, the Biryani looks wonderful and I enjoyed reading your MeMe. You'll have to recommend some nice South Indian movies for me. I usually watch at least one Bollywood movie a week, but am not that familiar with South Indian films!

  5. the biryani looks delicious, Sukanya! lovely entry for the event. Enjoyed reading your meme. Thanks for tagging me. But I already done the same meme few days back. Check it out here:

    Have a great weekend.

  6. Hey Sukanya, lovely entry, looks mouthwatering. Your photos are always awesome, and presentation as well.

  7. delecious biryani sukanya ,nice meme too

  8. I have just recently started liking mushrooms for some reason, before I never liked them... so this is looking good... and nice meme :)

  9. Pulav is just out of this world...great entry for the event..and luved to know more abt u reading ur meme....

  10. Thanks for tagging me, Sukanya! I will soon post my MeMe's hopefully.

    Nice post, and I enjoyed reading your Meme's! Nice to know more about you. Let me tell you, there happens to be lots of similarities between us :) My last name is Ramkumar too and our first names sound very similar :) and I am living in Schaumburg, IL! Glad to know that you lived in Schaumburg too :)

    Have a good weekend dear!

  11. o the bowl of mushroom biriyani is so inviting anything with mushrooms:)..enjoyed reading ur meme.

  12. YAY!!!I too went to Dasavatharam today.Nice meme to read .Thanks for tagging me.

  13. Anonymous14/6/08

    Such an easy biryani recipe. Looks good too

  14. lovely idea to use mushrooms for biryani..have nevr tried mushrooms at home..though we like it when we eat out..infact i am not too sure what kind of mushrooms to buy from the number of varieties kept in th supermarket..can you suggest?

  15. Mushroom pulao looks so delicious.
    Nice Meme too

  16. Looks good Sukanya, Mushroom Biryani is as good as non-veg Biryani right? Gets done so quickly too.

  17. Looks great ! Thanks for sharing your mom's rcipe:)

  18. Sukanya, the mushroom biryani is excellent..It might be simple and easy but this dish always has a wow factor attached with it..

  19. beautiful snaps....your meme is a nice read

  20. What a colourful dish I bet it tasted fantastic.

  21. Biryani looks delicious...
    Nice recipe and photos..
    (Biryani has been my favourite dish from years so it's tempting me to order biryani for lunch...and I just did that!)
    Happy blogging!

  22. The mushroom biryani looks sooo good!! Can't wait to try it out someday. Interesting tag too :)

  23. Your blog rocks! wonderful recipes and tips. .beautiful cakes!!

  24. Wow, Looks wonderful Mushroom briyani !! but i dont like mushroom :(!! never ever tried to cook mushroom !!

    I love to side beside the beach an watch the waves :) !! Nice MeMe!!

  25. Lovely biryani, guessing the taste.. :)

  26. sukanya,
    Nice to rea dur Meme..
    Biriyani looks yummy & colorful.Lovely photos..

  27. Sukanya ,biryani looks delicious and awesome. Enjoyed reading ur meme:))

  28. Thats a lovely entry to the event...thanks and nice read of ur meme

  29. Nice knowing more about you sukanya:) I too love this rice dish, I make variety of these and sometimes a combo with another variety of rice.

  30. hey suk, nice biriyani! i am very tempted to try this now itself, actually i have mushrooms, but dont have tomatoes or mint!! another one of ur must try recipes!! :-)loved reading ur meme!

  31. Loved your mushroom biryani

  32. Sukanya, you have something waiting in my blog. Please do checkout.

  33. Nice biryani with mushrooms and coconut souds unique.

  34. hey sukanya, dont know if u know it yet, but u r the winner of eat healthy event by sangeeth!!!! CONGRATS!! :-)

  35. Congrats Sukanya for winning the fibre rich dish..U deserve it

  36. Hi Cham:
    O that's nice coffee ice cream is my all time fav. Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Asha:
    Dasaavataram was cool. It is a morden story with old name, It has nothing to do with Vishnu's 10 avatars for real.....

    Glad that u liked my MEME and biryani...

    Hi Kalai:
    O that's ok, Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Jamie:
    O sure.... U can look Dasaavataram, the new release movie, it was good.
    Thank u for tagging me for this MEME and for ur comments....

  37. Hi Uma:
    O o.... U have already been tagged... it's ok..... Sure, will check ur MEME.... Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Madhavi:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Sagari:
    Thank u...

    Hi Meeso:
    O that's nice... Do try it. Mushroom is my hubby's fav...

    Hi Suma Rajesh:
    Thank u for ur comments...

  38. Hi Sujatha:
    That sounds really so cool.... Looking forward for ur MEME... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Ranji:
    Ya me too. Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Kamala:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Simran:
    Do try it and let me know.... Tank u for ur comments....

    Hi Sowmya:
    I always buy regular button mushrooms for briyani, Other types of mushrooms tastes good in pasta dishes. Thank u for ur comments..

    Hi Happy Cook:
    Thank u...

    Hi Indosungod:
    Ya u r absolutely right. Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Happy cook:
    thank u for ur comments

  39. Hi delhibelle:
    O... It's my pleasure.... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Swati: Sugarcraft India:
    Ya that's true... That's becoz of mushroom..... Right... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi bhags:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Jeena:
    Ya it did.... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi FoodieFriend:
    Ya biryani is my family's fav too. Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Laavanya:
    Do try it and let me know... Thank u for ur comments...

  40. Hi Mahimaa's kitchen:
    Welcome to my bog. Glad that u liked my cakes. Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Archy:
    O O.... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Seena:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Prajusha:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Sireesha:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi easycrafts:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Roopa:
    O that's a nice idea...Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi JZ:
    Do try it and let me know...Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Sandeepa:
    Thank u for ur comments...

  41. Hi Sujatha:
    Will check it out....

    Hi Jyothsna:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi JZ:
    O really.... I do not know that... Will check it out.... Thank u for informing me.

    Hi kamala:
    O.....I am very excited.... will check it out.... Thank u for informing me.

  42. perfect looking biryani suku and a BIGGGG congrats for winning the at healthy event... happy for u :)

  43. Hi Swati... Thank u fo ur comments....

  44. Hi Sukanya, I do have the MeMe's done for the one that you tagged me.. I had fun answering them.. Please do checkout at :

    Thanks again for tagging me :)

  45. Great mushroom biryani I just love Indian cousine, as is so versatile and very colourful and the tastes are like the colours in your foods a rainbow of flavours to lease every one ...I chose this dish for the colour and for the fact that is vegetarian, and my wife is vegetarian...thx for sharing :)
    I have a few curries on my blog but I am sure they don't compare.

  46. You know we make biryani with mixed vegetable and with pineapple and tofu at times but haven't tried with mushroom. Lookin' at your pictures, I'm going to try it next time. It's always good to mix it up a bit.



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