Mushroom pulao recipe

Mushroom Pulao Recipe – Mild and flavorful pulao made with mushrooms and green peas. Goes perfect with raita or dal.

Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao

The method of making mushroom pulao is similar to my vegetable pulao recipe. In this recipe, first saute the whole spices, then add onion, mushrooms, peas and soaked rice with garam masala powder and water. Then it is cooked covered till rice is done. This is one pot method.

Mushrooms and peas are cooked along with rice. So mushrooms get really soft and tender. You don’t like soft and boiled texture of mushrooms. Then First saute the mushrooms with oil till it is cooked, remove it to another plate. And make the pulao as shown below excluding mushrooms. Once pulao is done, add sauted mushroom to it. Mix gently and serve.

Any rice dish including this pulao is best to pack in lunch box. Also pack some raita to go with it. Hubby likes this kind of mild pulao with any kind of spicy dal.

I have added green peas as well, just to add more color and flavor. But you can skip it and make only mushroom pulao.

Check out other pulao recipes
Corn pulao  //  Capsicum pulao  //  Matar pulo  //  Paneer pulao


How to make mushroom pulao recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) Wash the rice under running cold water till water runs clear. Soak in enough water for 20 minutes.

2) While rice is soaking do the chopping work. After 20 minutes, drain the water.
soak and drain rice

3) Also prep the whole spices (bay leaf, cloves, peppercorns, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon stick and mace). You don’t want to go into each jar while oil will get smoky hot. So gather all the first.

4) Then heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle as bit.
Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao

5) add whole spices. Saute for 40-45 seconds. You will get nice aroma of spices.

6) Then add chopped ginger and green chili. Saute for a minute.
Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao

7) Then add Sliced onions.

8) Cook till onions get soft and translucent.
Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao

9) Then add sliced mushrooms.

10) Saute for 2 minutes.
Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao

11) Add rice, garam masala and salt.

12) Mix well.
Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao

13) Also add green peas.

14) and add water. Stir well.
Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao

15) Let it come to a boil.

16) As soon as it starts to boil, cover the pan and lower the heat to the lowest possible. And cook for 18 minutes exactly.
Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao

17) After 18 minutes, turn off the stove. Let it rest covered for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes open the lid.

18) Fluff the rice gently and mix.
Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao

It is ready to serve. If not serving right away then keep it covered. So it stays warm till the time you serve.

Serving suggestion: Serve with raita like onion-tomato raita, mint raita, onion raita or palak raita. This pulao can be served with dal fry or dal tadka as well. It is perfect rice dish to pack into lunch box for kids or adults.

Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao

Mushroom Pulao Recipe | Quick and easy mushroom peas pulao
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Mushroom pulao recipe (Matar mushroom pulao recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2-3 Black peppercorns
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 1 Black cardamom
  • ½ inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1 strand Mace (Javitri)
  • ½ inch Ginger chopped or grated
  • 1 Green chili slit
  • 2/3 cup Onion sliced
  • 10-12 medium or 2 cup Mushrooms sliced
  • 2/3 cup Green peas
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ¾ cups Water

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Wash the rice under running cold water till water runs clear.
  2. Soak in enough water for 20 minutes.
  3. While rice is soaking do the chopping work.
  4. After 20 minutes, drain the water.
  5. Also prep the whole spices (bay leaf, cloves, peppercorns, green cardamom, black cardamom, cinnamon stick and mace).
  6. Also chop the required veggies.

Making mushroom pulao recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle as bit.
  3. add whole spices. Saute for 40-45 seconds.
  4. Then add chopped ginger and green chili. Saute for a minute.
  5. Then add Sliced onions. Cook till onions get soft and translucent.
  6. Then add sliced mushrooms. Saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Add rice, garam masala and salt. Mix well.
  8. Also add green peas and add water. Stir well.
  9. Let it come to a boil.
  10. As soon as it starts to boil, cover the pan and lower the heat to the lowest possible. And cook for 18 minutes exactly.
  11. After 18 minutes, turn off the stove.
  12. Let it rest covered for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes open the lid.
  13. Fluff the rice gently and mix.

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