Mushroom Pulao Recipe, How to make Mushroom Pulao | Veg Goan Pulao

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Mushroom Pulao Recipe in Goan style – This is the vegetarian version of Goan Pulao.

I am a vegetarian by choice even though I was born in a non vegetarian family. So this pulao recipe is similar to the goan prawn pulao my mom makes at home, but minus the prawns but delicious.

This is a simple, quick and extremely tasty pulao. It is a handy recipe when you have little time or are tired to cook and yet long for comfort homemade food.

I always long for comfort food at home and this is one such comfort food for me. I do miss my mom’s food and so try to create her recipes at home, replacing the non vegetarian ones with vegetable substitutes.

I have had the goan prawn pulao many times and those times too, I used to have the rice only and not the prawns. The taste of this pulao was exactly the way my mom makes.

The goan prawn pulao is usually made with coconut milk. You can add coconut milk, if you have it ready at home or just skip it.

P.S. I have updated the final pics (the first and the last pic) of the Mushroom Pulao. But have kept the step by step pics of the post, shot with a point & shoot camera in fluorescent lighting, for easy reference.

Lets Start Step by Step Mushroom Pulao Recipe:

  • Clean, wash and soak the rice for 15-20 mins. When the rice is getting soaked, chop all the veggies. Clean and chop the mushrooms too.

chopped vegetables for mushroom pulao

  • Take all the whole garam masala and keep it aside.

mushroom pulao - whole garam masala

  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Add the whole garam masala and saute till they are fragrant. Add the onions and saute the onions till translucent or light brown.

mushroom pulao garam masala

  • Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw aroma of the ginger-garlic disappears.

mushroom pulao ginger garlic paste

  • Now add the chopped tomatoes, potatoes and mushrooms. Saute for 8-10 minutes till the mushrooms are half cooked. Keep on stirring at intervals.

sauting mushrooms tomatoes

  • Add the soaked rice and the chopped green chili.

mushroom pulao - adding rice and green chili

  • Saute the rice for 1 to 2 minutes stirring gently on a low flame.

mushroom pulao sauting rice

  • Add the coconut milk and water, along with salt and pressure cook the rice for 2 to 3 whistles. Serve the mushroom pulao with sliced onions and lime. You could also have mushroom pulao with onion-tomato raita and roasted papad.

mushroom pulao recipe

If you are looking for more mushroom recipes then do check mushroom biryani, kadai mushroom, mushroom and peas curry, palak mushroom and chili mushroom.

Goan Mushroom Pulao recipe below:

Mushroom Pulao Recipe in Goan Style
 
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Mushroom Pulao - Vegetarian version of Goan Pulao
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RECIPE TYPE: Main
CUISINE: Goan
SERVES: 3 to 4
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1½ cup basmati rice – you can use any type of long grained rice
  • 1 packet of button mushrooms of about 200-250 gms
  • 1 medium size onion, thinly sliced or finely chopped
  • 1 medium size tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium size potato, peeled & cubed (optional)
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 or 1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste or crushed ginger-garlic, about 2 to 3 garlic and ½ inch ginger
  • ½ tsp cumin/jeera (optional)
  • 2 to 3 green cardamoms/hari elaichi
  • 3 to 4 cloves/laung
  • 4 to 5 black peppercorns
  • 1 to 1.5 inches cinnamon/dal chini
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk + 1.5 to 2 cups water or 2.5 to 3 cups water (add depending on the quality of rice. usually most basmati rice which have been soaked for 20 to 30 mins before, requires about 2.5 cups water if you want separate grains. for a slightly more cooked texture, you can add 3 cups of water)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt or sea salt as required
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Clean, wash and soak the rice for 20 to 30 mins. When the rice is getting soaked, chop all the veggies. Rinse and chop the mushrooms too.
  2. Take all the whole garam masala and keep it aside.
  3. In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Add the whole garam masala including cumin, and fry till they become fragrant. about few seconds.
  4. Add the onions and fry them till translucent.
  5. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell of the paste disappears.
  6. Now add the chopped tomatoes, potatoes and mushrooms. Saute for 8-10 minutes till the mushrooms are half cooked. Keep on stirring in between.
  7. Add the soaked rice and the chopped green chili.
  8. Saute the rice for 1-2 minutes stirring in between on a low flame.
  9. Add the coconut milk and water. Stir and season with salt.
  10. Pressure cook the rice for 2 to 3 whistles.
  11. When the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and gently fluff the rice.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves or mint leaves and serve mushroom pulao with sliced onions and lime. You could also have Mushroom Pulao with onion-tomato raita.
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SERVING SIZE: 3




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  1. Shernaz says

    Hi Dassana

    Can i try with shitake mushrooms as i just love shitake mushrooms.

    Am a great fan of your yummy recipes and easy steps for doing them as well as your awesome photos.
    Keep posting other such yummy recipes.

  2. Dilip says

    I just love mushrooms & recently when I was presented with dried oyster mushrooms, I happened to stumble upon this recipe.

    My wife prepared it, with due assistance from me of course, & in just few words. – it was just fantastic!!

    I can’t wait now to try out Chilly Mushroom. My wife has her work cut out for Sunday!

  3. Claudine says

    Hello! I do not own a pressure cooker…can it be done without? Would it be better to first cook the rice in a normal pot then?
    I just found your site and it is so nice looking through your recipes!

    • says

      thanks claudine. you can cook the pulao in a pot. secondly cook everything together then it will taste like a pulao. no need to cook the rice separately. you can add about 3 to 3.5 cups of water. if there is a steamed outlet in your pot then add 3.5 cup of water. if there is no steam outlet then add 3 cup of water.