Mushroom Biriyani in a pressure cooker

Mushroom Biriyani In pressure cooker

Mushroom Biriyani in a pressure cooker

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Pressure cooker


  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 2 Large tomatoes
  • 400 gms white button mushrooms
  • 6 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 4 no.s Green chillies
  • 4 tbsp Yoghurt
  • 1/2 Lime juice
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1.5 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 5-6 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 3 Cardamom pods
  • 1 handful Mint
  • 1 handful coriander leaves


  • Firstly wash the basmati rice with clean water gently by swirling motion about 2-3 times or until the water runs clear. Soak it in water for about 20 minutes.
  • Heat a pressure cooker to medium flame, add oil to it, once hot, add cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, bay leaf and saute for a minute or so.
  • Next add thinly sliced onions and little salt (not shown in the images) and cook until the onions are nicely browned and translucent.
  • Add chopped green chillies and mix it in.
  • Next add red chilli powder, cook in the oil well until the color of the onions is bright and red.
  • Add a handful of corriander and mint leaves, yoghurt or curd and cook the masala base for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  • Next add in the chopped tomatoes.and mushrooms, salt for the vegetables and cook until the biriyani base gravy is ready.
  • Measure the water mentioned and add it to the pressure cooker
  • Add salt. If you taste the water it has to be little salty for the basmati rice to absorb.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Next add the soaked basmati rice, a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Lock the Pressure cooker and cook for one whistle on medium to high flame and turn the heat to low to medium and pressure cook for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, switch off the flame and once the pressure is released, open the lid carefully. Gently fluff the rice with a fork and serve it hot with raita.
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