Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mushroom and Paneer pulao

I was never a big fan of mushrooms. I would'nt touch mushrooms unless it was camouflaged in something like in a pizza. But all of that changed when my mom made this Pulao on Sunday. It tasted divine just out of this world. I asked her for the recipe and decided to post this for the Tue book marked event. So here goes the recipe.

Mushroom Paneer Pulao Recipe:
Preparation time: 20mins
Cooking time: 15mins
Serves- 4


Button mushrooms, quartered-10-12
Basmati rice- 2cups, soaked
Onion- 1 med, thinly sliced
Ginger-Garlic paste- 2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander seed powder- 2 tsp
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)-2 tsp
Salt-to taste
Cottage cheese (paneer)- 1 cup, cubed
Fresh coriander sprig- A few

  • Soak the oyster mushrooms in half a cup of water. 
  • Drain the oyster mushrooms and chop. Reserve the water in which they were soaked.
  • Heat two tablespoons oil in a non stick pan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for two minutes. 
  • Add both the mushrooms and sauté till lightly coloured. 
  • Add the turmeric powder, crushed coriander seeds, red chilli powder, kasuri methi and salt and mix. 
  • Add rice, one and half cups of water and the water in which the mushrooms were soaked. 
  • Reduce heat to medium, cover the pan and cook till the rice is done.
  • Heat the remaining oil in another non stick pan. Add the paneer cubes and sauté till lightly golden. 
  • Drain and set aside. Garnish the rice with the fried paneer and coriander leaves and serve hot.   
This recipe is my contribution to Aipi and Priya's Tues day bookmarked event


  1. Both paneer nad mushroom are my fav...looks super tasty

  2. Wat a beautiful combo for a pulao, mouthwatering..

  3. The pulao looks so inviting and tempting...:)


  4. Looks so very delicious..paneer n mushroom both are my fav, so a total win win for me:)
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  5. Grab the sunshine award from my blog

  6. Wonderful combo..looks too good and tempting.

  7. Finally I have been able to open your site.Was trying to return your comments for last 3-4 days.I dont know whts the problem!
    This pulao sounds wonderful and look yum!

  8. Congrats on the awards! The pulav is looking fab!


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