Vegetarian recipes are under-rated and under-appreciated. I believe there is so much more we can do with fresh vegetables than just a regular sabzi, pachdi or a kofta. This super flavourful and aromatic mushroom biryani is one of a kind. Made exactly like chicken biryani, this mushroom biryani is the best way to spice up a dull day with simple ingredients found at home.
Cooked in a single pot or even a pressure cooker without a whistle, the mushroom (kalaan) dum biryani is a spicy, tasty and aromatic version of our regular Ambur Chicken Biryani. We (me and Mr. Husband) experimented with the recipe during the lockdown and it has grown into our favorite meal at home, now. We serve it with cool onion and cucumber pachdi that is spiced with chopped green chillies.
This Mushroom Biryani is wonderful because
- It is quick to make when you have a mundane routine
- It takes a single pot or pressure cooker
- Being a mushroom biryani, it is a wholesome meal
- It is full of flavour and wonderfully spicy
Are you feeling hungry, already?
If yes, let’s get into the easiest mushroom biryani recipe without wasting any time.
One-pot Mushroom (Kalaan) Dum Biryani
Try this step by step easy recipe to make wholesome mushroom biryani at home, today. Trust me, this easy mushroom biryani will make you lick the plate clean.
For Preparing Rice
- 1 1/2 cup Zeeraga Samba Rice (You can use Basmati too)
- 3 cups Drinking water
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1 Cardamom
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 Clove
- 2 Cups Mushrooms (Washed and cleaned)
- 2 Medium Tomatoes (Chopped)
- 2 Medium Onions (Sliced)
- 2 Slit green chillies
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1 Bayleaf
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks (small)
- 1 Cardamom
- 2 Cloves
- 1 tbsp GG paste
- 2 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1 pinch Turmeric
- 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
- 1 cup Fresh Mint
- 1 cup Fresh Coriander
- 1 tbsp Garam masala
Start by washing the rice well with water. I wash rice 2-3 times to get rid of all the extra starch. The reason for washing rice really well is to get a nice biryani and prevents the grains from sticking.
Soak the rice after washing for 20 minutes. I soaked the rice and went to take a shower. (Multitasking!)
Wash, clean the mushrooms. I used button mushrooms that we generally get in the Indian vegetable market. Cut the mushroom to your desired size and keep them aside.
Thinly slice 2 medium onions and chop 2 medium tomatoes
Slit two green chillies. At this point, you can easily deseed them to manage the spice level. However, I would recommend you to stick with the slit green chillies with the seeds.
Drain the water from the soaked rice and put a saucean with water for boiling on the stovetop
Once you notice a boil in the water, add a tbsp of ghee and the whole spices (1 bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and clove)
Let the rice cook till just done
Drain the water and remove the rice on a plate. Keep aside till the biryani masala is ready
Start by heating a tbsp of ghee and one tbsp of oil in a pressure cooker or hot-pot
Add the whole spices
Add the sliced onions and cook till pink and transcluscent
Add GG paste and cook till the raw smell fades away
It is time to add the chopped tomatoes and green chillies
Cook till the tomatoes become mushy and form a gravy
Once the onion, gg paste and tomatoes start leaving oil, add the masalas
Add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and mix well
Cook till the masalas are well done
Add the mushrooms now and cook till the mushrooms start leaving water
At this stage, add a handful of coriander leaves and mint leaves
Stir everything together and add garam masala
Cook the gravy for a little while with the lid on. Stirring occassionally.
It is time to add the strained rice now
Add the rice on top of the gravy and mix everything well very carefully. Do not let the rice grains break
Once mixed well, put the cooker on dum for 10- 15 minutes. Do not put the whistle on the cooker or pressure cook the biryani
Open the lid after 10 mins and let the fragrance flirt a little with your taste buds
Garnish with a little ghee and coriander leaves
Serve the easy mushroom biryani with a curd pachdi or raita
So, what are you waiting for? Go on and give this recipe a try. I am sure you will love… love it!
Go ahead and make this incredible version of easy biryani with mushroom for everyone you adore!
Until my next recipe,
Keep devouring good food and eat biryani!
Stay home and stay safe <3