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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mushroom-Peas Pulao

Sometimes I love taking a break from my kitchen!!! Especially when I want my hubby to cook something delicious for me... And on a perfect sunday morning, I demanded him to make one of his specialties for me. As always, he happily agreed to do tat...

I was quite relaxed assuming myself not planning dinner for that day! Few hours passed, he didn't say a word on that... But still I thought he would make something to surprise me (I always expect surprises from him) :P Then, we got into some arguments...  I wanted to have PavBhaji only n he wanted to make 'Baigan ka Bharta' for which he got praised a lot before! And booommmmm.... A big flop-show!!!

I thought of using mushrooms and green peas in dinner! Had fenugreek leaves too, so planned a "Mushroom-Mutter Malai" (my brother shared this dish 2 weeks back) and was almost ready to start making it. He said, he wanted to have something else in dinner... and we reached a conclusion to have this variety of rice - "Mushroom-Peas Pulao" :)

I didn't use much of spices to highlight the flavors of mushrooms in this dish... If you use, share with me :) 

Makes: 2 servings


3/4 cup Basmati Rice
6 Button Mushrooms
1/2 cup Green Peas
1 tsp Garlic Paste
1 Onion (chopped)
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Crushed Peppercorn
1 tsp Mint Paste
2 tsp Lemon Juice
Salt, to taste


- Wash and soak rice in plenty of water for half hour. Boil it in open vessel with salted water until 80%-85% cooked. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Wash and trim mushrooms properly and cut them into thick slices. 
- Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle first. 
- After that, add garlic paste and chopped onions into it. Saute it well for a min.
- Add Sliced mushrooms and green peas into vessel along with salt and mix it well. 
- Cook till water from mushrooms is evaporated completely. Add cooked rice and all spices into it.
- Mix everything well and cook for around 5 mins. 
- Transfer to a serving plate and serve with garlicky yogurt.


- You can use mint powder instead of using fresh mint paste. I usually keep my frozen mint paste handy.
- Another variety of rice consisting mushrooms & caramelized onions - Kumbhi (khumbi) Pulao:


  1. hey your version...was waiting for this...what a wonderful combination of taste and ofcourse mushroom goes so good with peas in this to relate as you know ;)

  2. I know... I cooked it by no-choice that time! But next time, your recipe for sure...

  3. Who will not like this dish? Well I will I am sure :)
    Perfectly done:)

  4. Looks like a great side dish - Feed Your Soul Too

  5. looks really delicious..nice clicks

  6. Delicious recipe, looks great.

  7. Looks delicious and inviting.
    Happy to follow you :)


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