Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MUSHROOM MINT PULAO

Flavorful homemade green mint masala and the earthiness of Mushrooms makes this pulao so special..

Mushroom Mint Pulao

Recipe for Mushroom Mint Pulao / Mushroom and Pudina Rice:
Preperation time : 10min
Cooking time : 20min
Serves : 4

Ingredients :

Mushrooms : 10 large mushrooms / approx 400-500g
Basmati rice : 2cups, rinse and soak for 10 min then drain and keep aside to dry
Mint leaves : 1 bunch 
Coriander leaves : 1/2bunch (optional)
Onion : 1, sliced
Ginger : 1/2inch piece
Garlic : 3cloves
Green chilly : 3 (if its a very spicy chilly add 2)
Cardamom , Cloves,Black Pepper : 3
Cinnamon stick : 2inch
Bay leaf : 1
Cumin seeds : 1tsp
Fennel seeds : 1/2tsp
Salt ( approx. 2tsp)
Ghee : 1tbsp
Lemon juice from half of a fresh lemon


Directions :

1. Using a mixer, crush together mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, fennel seeds and green chillies. 


2. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom vessel and add the whole spices -bay leaf, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, pepper corns in the same order. Now add the onions and saute till translucent.


3. Add the crushed masala and when you get a nice aroma, add mushrooms and stir fry till the water evaporates. Now add the soaked and drained rice and fry for 3-4minutes. Add the boiling water and when the water comes to boil, add the rice and mix in the lemon juice. cover the pan with a lid and cook in low flame till done. DO NOT OPEN it for first 10minutes..

4. Serve hot with Onion raitha / Paneer Butter masala / Kadai chicken. You can garnish with ghee roasted cashews / raisins

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