Peppery Mushroom Biryani Recipe

Reshma Anand
54 ratings.
Peppery Mushroom Biryani Recipe

Peppery Mushroom Biryani is simple and quick recipe that is healthy and also rich in flavours. When the biriyani is made with a good quality Basmati Rice and along with the right spices the taste is delectable. 

Serve Peppery Mushroom Biryani along with Beetroot raita for a weekday dinner with your family.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Pulav recipes such as

  1. Beetroot Rice Recipe
  2. Spinach Rice Recipe
  3. Lemon Rice Recipe



Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 1-1/2 cups Basmati rice
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped 
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped 
  • 2 Garlic , minced 
  • 1 inch Ginger , minced 
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit into halves 
  • 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 200 grams Button mushrooms , thinly sliced 
  • Salt , to taste 
  • 4 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Ingredients for Biriyani Spice Mix
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves (tej patta)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • Asafoetida (hing) , A pinch

How to make Peppery Mushroom Biryani Recipe

  1. In a small pan, dry roast the ingredients listed under Biriyani Spice Mix on medium heat. Once it is roasted, grind into a fine powder and keep aside.

  2. Heat oil a large saucepan with a lid; add the ginger, garlic and sauté for a minute. Add onions and sauté for a minute. Add the slit chillies. Add the tomatoes and allow to cook on medium heat until tender and when the oil starts to separate.

  3. Stir in the sliced mushrooms and increase the heat to high. Allow it to cook for about 3-4 minutes or until you start seeing the mushrooms start shrinking in size and change color.

  4. Add the Biriyani Spice Mix powder and stir well. Stir in the Rice and 3 cups of water. Combine all the ingredients well. Finally stir in the the lemon juice,  salt to taste and cover the pan. Cook on medium heat until water is completely absorbed.

  5. Garnish the Mushroom Biryani with chopped coriander leaves or roasted raisins & cashews or caramelized onions.

  6. Serve Peppery Mushroom Biryani along with Beetroot raita for a weekday dinner with your family.

Reshma Anand

Last Modified On Monday, 21 November 2016 15:38
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