Mushroom Pulav


Well….you can hate the pic. Even I hate it too. Doesn’t justify the taste. Doesn’t look presentable. But I don mind. This recipe is a keeper for me. I want it again n again. So I excuse myself.

When husband keeps complaining that its long time since he had a single-pot rice, you want something hot and spicy for yourself, something quick too, something different  and unusual. Open up the fridge and when you see that you have some fresh mushrooms, fresh mint and coriander….what better can pop in mind ????? But the fresh curry leaves tempt me to add a handful of them. Added.

This recipe is a comforter. Perfect for a lazy-Indian-single-pot. Enjoy It.

Preparation time : 10 min
Cooking time : 25 min 
Serves : 2

What :

  •      1.5 cup Rice
  •      250 gm Mushroom
  •      1 medium Onion
  •      1 tsp Cumin
  •      1.5 cup Coconut Milk
  •      1 veg Stock Cube
  •      Salt
  •      Oil

      ……to grind :

  •      1 inch Cinnamon
  •      3-5 Cloves
  •      1 Bayleaf
  •      6-7 Shallots
  •      1 large Tomato
  •      4 Green Chillies
  •      2 Red Dried Chillies
  •      4 Garlic Pods
  •      1 inch Ginger
  •      2 sprigs Curry Leaves
  •      Mint Leaves (handful)
  •      Coriander Leaves  (handful)

How :

–       Deskin the shallots, roughly chop the tomatoes, finely slice the onions, chop mushrooms, wash & soak the rice.

–       Grind all the ingredients under the ‘to-grind’ list, without any water.

–       Heat oil, add the cumin, add the finely sliced onions and saute it. Add the mushrooms, bit of salt and let cook for 3-4 min. Add the ground masala paste and stir till the raw smell goes. Add the rice and stir for a minute. Add the stock cube, coconut milk, lemon juice, enough water , salt and cook till done.

–      Once done fluff it with a fork.

–     Serve with raita if desired.

Notes :

**       Instead of mushrooms anything can be added. Potatoes, Chicken, Prawns, Other veggies. Use your imagination.

**       Instead of coconut milk a tbsp of coconut can be added to the ground masala.

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