Double Mushroom Biryani Recipe

In the vibrant tapestry of global cuisine, few dishes hold as much intrigue and delight as biryani.

With its rich history, aromatic spices, and tantalizing flavors, biryani has long been celebrated as a culinary masterpiece.

Yet, in the quest for innovation and healthier eating, we find ourselves reimagining even the most traditional of dishes.

  • Enter the Double Mushroom Biryani – a delightful fusion of tradition and innovation that promises to captivate your taste buds while nourishing your body. This innovative recipe takes the classic biryani and infuses it with the earthy goodness of two types of mushrooms, creating a dish that is not only vegetarian-friendly but also bursting with flavor and nutrients.

Perfect for gatherings with vegetarian friends or as a comforting weeknight meal, this Double Mushroom Biryani strikes the perfect balance between indulgence and wholesomeness. And the best part? It’s surprisingly easy to make, requiring just a handful of ingredients and minimal effort.

Double Mushroom Biryani Recipe

Serves 4-6

  • 2 shallots, very thinly sliced
  • 1 cup neutral oil, for frying
  • 250g white button mushrooms
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp garlic, grated
  • ½ cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup Greek style yoghurt
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 3 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 large onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 Tbsp biryani spice mix (or garam masala)
  • 1 tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole green cardamom pods
  • 250g portabellini mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place neutral oil in a small saucepan. Add shallots when oil is hot enough for them to sizzle gently. Fry until shallots are golden brown.
  2. Strain shallots and transfer to a paper towel. Season with salt and let cool.
  3. Slice white button mushrooms in half.
  4. Combine the garam masala, turmeric, ginger, garlic, coriander, lemon juice and yoghurt in a bowl. Whisk together and season well. Transfer button mushrooms to the bowl and mix well until all covered in the spiced yoghurt marinade. Place in the fridge.
  5. Cook rice according to package instructions. Fluff with a fork to avoid the grains sticking together. Spread out on a baking tray and leave to cool.
  6. Heat ghee in a large frying pan and add the onion and spices. Cook gently until the onion is golden brown and caramelised. Add the mushrooms and cook until they have released their liquid and are beginning to brown. Add in the cooked rice and mix gently to coat with the onions, spices and mushrooms. Keep warm.
  7. In a large dry frying pan on medium high heat fry the reserved marinating mushrooms until just tender.
  8. Top the spiced mushroom rice with the yoghurt mushrooms and any of their yoghurt marinade left in the pan. Finish with reserved crispy shallots.

Serve with raita and enjoy!

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