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Homestyle Mushroom Biriyani Recipe

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My name is Lakshmi, and I am a homemaker. I love cooking and experimenting with different recipes, especially those from my native India.

Homestyle Mushroom Biriyani

Homestyle Mushroom Biriyani

Mushroom biriyani is a simple and yummy recipe that even beginners can master. I'll show you how to make freshly ground masala paste, which will give the dish a unique aroma and taste.

I make this dish often, since it is one of my kids' favorite recipes. Moreover, mushrooms are rich in antioxidants, which makes this dish healthy for everyone in the family.

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Cook Time

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15 min

30 min

45 min

3 to 4 servings


For the biriyani masala paste:

  • 1 medium onion, cut into cubes
  • 8 green chillies
  • 20 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 inch stick cinnamon
  • 1 mace
  • handful of mint leaves

For the mushroom biriyani:

  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 big onions, chopped roughly
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 50 ml curd
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 250 grams button mushroom, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup (250 grams) rice
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups water


  1. Make the biriyani masala paste by grinding all of the biryani masala ingredients in a mixer. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a cooker. Add the chopped onions and saute till they become soft and golden. Add the grounded biriyani masala paste and saute till the raw smell of the masala disappears.
  3. Add the tomato and fry till it becomes mushy. Add curd and saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and mix. Add the rice, water, salt, and bring it to a boil. Add the mint leaves and close the lid.
  5. Cook for 4 whistles then turn off the heat. Wait till the pressure releases completely, then open the lid.
  6. Serve the delicious homestyle mushroom biriyani along with raita.

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