Monday, June 20, 2011

Mushroom Pulao

1 cup basmati rice
1 packet of button mushrooms of about 200-250 gms
1 medium size onion
1 medium size tomato or 2 small tomatoes
1 medium size potato
1 medium sized capsicum 
1 green chili
½ tbsp ginger garlic paste or crushed ginger-garlic
2 green cardamoms
3 cloves
5-6 black peppercorns
Cinnamon  2 inches
2 tbsp oil
Salt as per taste.

Soak the basmati rice in water for 15-20mins.
When the rice is getting soaked up, chop all the vegetables in the meantime, including mushroom.
In a pressure cooker heat oil and fry cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns until they turn aromatic.
Now toss in chopped onions and fry till transparent.
Add the ginger garlic paste ans saute for 4-5 mins.
Now add all the chopped vegetables and saute for 5-8mins or until vegetables are half cooked.
At this stage add the soaked rice and green chilli and stir for 3-4 mins.
Add 3 cups of water and salt and pressure cook the pulao for a whistle or until it is cooked.
Serve hot delicious mushroom pulao with any raita or dhal fry.

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