Mushroom Dum Biryani

Dum Biryani is normally thought to be non-vegetarian. But me, being a vegetarian, have to innovate something with it.

So, I used my favorite mushrooms in it. It is easy and quick. As I eliminated the work and hours of traditional Dum. It is super and juicy. Do try it.


For Dum
  • Diced Mushroom – 1 cup
  • Sliced Onion – 1
  • Cloves/Laung – 2 -3
  • Black Pepper whole – 3-4
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Chili Powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp

For Biryani:
  • Soaked Rice – 2 cups
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Oil – for frying & greasing
  • Green Cardamom – 2
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Whole Cinnamon – 1
  • Food color – a pinch
  • Fried Onion for garnishing – 2 medium

  • In a deep pan, boil water, add green cardamom, and salt.
  • Tear bay leaf and whole cinnamon with hands and add to simmering water.
  • Now add soaked rice and cook it.

  • Once all water is evaporated and rice is cooked, mix food color in little water and sprinkle on rice.
  • Mix it so it forms the color and leave aside to cool.

  •  In another pan, heat oil and fry onion till golden brown. Remove and cool.

  • In same pan, remove extra oil and leave around 1 tbsp of it.
  • Add cloves and whole black pepper.
  • Mix in onion and cook till they are translucent.
  • Now throw mushroom and all spices.
  • Cook it till water released by mushroom is evaporated.

Assembling Biryani:
  • In a serving dish [ I used microwave one], add half of the rice to form the first layer.
  • Add Mushrooms to form second layer and fried onions to form next.

  • Repeat it till every ingredient is used up.
  • Serve hot with raita.
  • Relish it.


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