Mushroom Biryani Recipe: We Found The Perfect Weekend Dinner Recipe For Your Date Night
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Here we are, it is yet another weekend, and we won’t let you waste this one as well.  While it is absolutely okay to stay in. In fact, it sounds like a great plan, given the intense heatwave outside, who wants to be out and about? But surely you can make those date nights fun by cooking something exciting while at home. Typically, ‘date nights’ are where couples, who have been together for a while, step out in the evening for a luxury meal, where they get to spend quality time with each other. But now that you and your partner have resolved to stay inside, there are plenty of ways you can make this special too.

Weekends have always been associated with indulgent dishes. This is the time when people volunteer to cook since they have more time than usual. The kind of time you would want to dedicate to making a good portion of biryani and Rogan josh. Biryani, is a rice dish that is said to have been popularised in India by the Mughals. The word ‘biryani’ is said to be derived from the Persian word Birian, which means 'fried before cooking' and Birinj, which is Persian word for rice. Therefore, even if you choose to associate Biryani with all sorts of meat, by definition, biryani does not ‘need’ to be non-vegetarian. Just like you layer your rice with chicken and masalas in chicken biryani, you can layer your rice with vegetables in veg biryani. In fact, even paneer or mushrooms make for an excellent addition to your plate of veg biryani.

In this recipe of Mushroom biryani, you get a treasure of flavours and taste. It is hot, aromatic, smoky, tangy and refreshing. Made with heaps of rustic spices like cardamom, kalpasi, fennel seeds, makes this biryani very robust in terms of overall flavour, but the hotness is aptly undercut by the refreshing mint leaves that are also added towards the fag-end of the making. Besides, it is highly recommended to pair the biryani with raita to offset the heat.  

Now coming to the most amazing part of the biryani, the mushrooms. Soft and spongy, these mushrooms help elevate the texture of the dish to another level.

Before you cook the biryani, here are some tips you must keep in mind.

When you heat the ghee, sautee onion, tomato for two minutes or until the rawness goes. Then add the spices, your cinnamon and cardamom, kalpasi, bay leaf, fennel seeds et al. This should be followed by ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, chilli powder and biriyani masala. Let everything cook, add mint and coriander. Then carefully add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Finally add the rice and let all the masalas, mushrooms and rice cook together.

Here is the complete recipe of mushroom biryani. Serve this hot and let us know how you liked it. Do not forget to share the pictures.