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Goan Style Mushroom Soya Biryani

Jun 06, 2017







Have vegetarian friends coming over? Treat them to this Goan mushroom biryani!


    10-12 button mushrooms, halved
    1 cup soya chunks, soaked and drained
    2 cups rice, soaked and drained
    1 bay leaf
    4 black cardamoms
    Salt to taste
    2 tablespoons ghee
    1 inch cinnamon
    3-4 green cardamoms
    6-8 cloves
    1 mace
    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    1 teaspoon red chilli powder
    ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
    1 teaspoon coriander powder
    1 teaspoon cumin powder
    ½ cup tomato puree
    ½ cup coconut cream
    1 cup yogurt
    1 cup fried onions
    2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
    2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves 4 green chillies, slit
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    A few strands of saffron, soaked in milk
    Dough for sealing


1. Boil water in a deep non-stick pan, add bay leaf, black cardamoms and salt and bring to a boil. Add rice and cook till the rice is 3/4th done. Drain and keep aside

2. Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a non-stick pan, add cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, mace and sauté for half a minute. Add onion and sauté till translucent. Add mushrooms and soya chunks. Mix well.

3. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt and mix well. Add tomato puree and mix well. Add coconut cream and mix well.

4. Add yogurt and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add little water and cook for 2 minutes.

5. Add half of the fried onions, mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies, lemon juice. Spread rice on the top. Drizzle saffron and remaining ghee.

6. Cover the assembled biryani with a tight-fitting lid and seal the edges with atta (dough). Cook for 15-20 minutes.

7. Serve hot garnished with remaining fried onions.

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Roopa's biggest inspirations, apart from the women in her family are Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, and the late Tarla Dalal. She has cooked on several TV shows, food challenges and YouTube videos. Learn her recipes on Coastal Kitchen.

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