Monday, 24 June 2013

Mushroom Pulao

The health benefits of mushroom are many. It reduces cholesterol, helps in weight loss and protects against cancer. Variety of dishes can be prepared using mushrooms ranging from soups and starters to delicious curries and pulaos.

Basic info about the recipe
Cuisine                                                     - North Indian
Serves                                                      - 2 people

1.   Basmati rice                          - 1 cup
2.   Mushrooms                          - 100 gms
3.   Ginger-garlic paste              - 1 tsp
4.   Green chillies                       - 2-3 nos
5.   Coriander leaves                 - few sprigs
6.   Salt                                        - to taste
7.   Oil/ ghee                               - 2 tsp
8.   Onion                                    - 1 medium
9.   Whole garam masala          - 2 nos each and 1 bay leaf

Method: cook basmati rice with salt and drain excess water when cooked 80%. Allow it to cool. (you can pressure cook the rice also)

Chop mushrooms and dip in hot water for 2 mts.

Heat oil in a pan and add garam masala . stir well .

Add onion and ginger-garlic paste and fry till golden brown.

Add mushrooms, salt and green chillies and cover with a lid. let it cook for 5 mts.

Add cooked rice and mix well( check salt).
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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