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Mushroom Pulao Recipe, Easy Mushroom Pulao

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


Easy to do lunch box recipe for Mushroom Pulao. Can be put together in under 30 minutes. Perfect for the busy mornings. Seasoned with black pepper.


  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 300 grams (about 3 cups) button mushrooms, cut into 4
  • 1/2 cup fresh green peas
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1.5 cup water


  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice in water before starting to cook.
  2. Heat ghee in a pressure pan and add in the clove, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Add in the sliced onions and saute till the onions are nice and brown.
  3. Grind the garlic, ginger and black pepper with little water to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  4. Add in the ground paste and salt and fry for 5-6 minutes till the mixture is very dry.
  5. Add in the italian seasoning, mushrooms and peas.Saute for 10 minutes.
  6. Add in the drained rice and water. Cover and cook for exactly 2 whistles. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure from the cooker to settle on its own.
  7. Open the cooker after 20 minutes and fluff up the rice.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Indian