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Monday, December 2, 2013

Quick and Easy Low calorie Mushroom Biriyani

As the title says this is a quick and easy mushroom biryani recipe. It took me only 15 min to make this biriyani. No fancy ingredients are needed you can make this just with pantry ingredients. I just added 1 tsp of ghee for extra flavor.
Did i say i took this to my daughters school potluck party and everybody liked it .So next time for your party do try this .
Check my other one pot meals Bisibelabath,Tomato pulav,Mint Pulav

Preparation time:15 min
Cooking time:15 min


  • 8 oz mushroom.
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste.
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp Corinader powder.
  • 3 cups basmati rice.
  • 1 tbsp ghee.
  • A pinch of turmeric.

To Temper:

  • 1 cardomom
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaves

To Grind:

  • 1/2 bunch mint leaves
  • 1/4 bunch coriander/cilantro leaves
  • 3 green chilies.
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 small tomato


  • Grind the ingredients to grind and set it aside.
  • Wash and soak the rice for 15 min.
  • Prepare the ginger garlic paste .
  • Wash and clean the mushrooms and slice them.
  • Saute them in separate pan for 5 min until they release their juices.
  • Heat a pressure cooker and add ghee to it.
  • Add the items to temper.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute it till the raw smell dissipates.
  • Add the ground paste and saute it for 3-4 min until the raw smell dissipates .
  • Add tumeric,chili,coriander powder and saute until the raw smell dissipates.
  • Add  the rice and saute it for a min.
  • Add the sauteed mushrooms to rice.
  • Add required water around 3 cups and required salt (1 1/4 tbsp).
  • Check for salt and heat before covering .
  • Cook for a whistle and serve it hot with raita.

Yummy mushroom biriyani is ready to serve

  • If you feel the biriyani cooked for more time you can release some pressure and cool it .
  • Saute the mushrooms beforeadding it to biriyani .

Linking it to Poornimaspage and gayathrisevent


  1. Tempting all the way. Oh yes, keeping the recipe aside to be tried out for the coming weekend. Adore the flavors and eating plain rice can get boring at times.

    1. Yes def rice with curry would be boring if i eat it daily need some twist

  2. Looks delicious with step wise pictures.

  3. Mushroom biriyani looks delicious. Hi Satha priya you can host month of april, Please send me an e-mail at favoriterecipes12(at)gmail (dot)com

  4. looks delicious. Very well explained with step by step pictures

  5. love to eat muhroom...ur biriyani looks yummy

  6. i love biryani and mushroom too...looks fantastic..

  7. Mushroom biryani looks awesome dear :)

  8. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments.Do write me about your experiance ...Thanks for keeping in touch

  9. Thank you for linking it to my event .

  10. This looks an interesting recipe, I intend trying it as its low calorie and Im on a diet trying to lose weight for my holiday in June.

    1. Glad you liked it judith.Stay in touch for more wonderful recipes.


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