mushroom pulao

mushroom pulao recipe with step by step photos – quick, easy and tasty mushroom pulao recipe made in pressure cooker.

sharing a vegetarian version of goan pulao. again one of those pulaos which were made often at home. this pulao recipe is similar to the goan prawn pulao my mom makes at home. 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 have used button mushrooms in the pulao. though you can use any variety of fresh or dried mushrooms. you could also make this pulao with mixed veggies of your choice instead of mushrooms.

the addition of coconut milk in the pulao, gives it a rich taste. though if you do not have coconut milk, just add water. at times when there is no ready coconut milk, i add water and prepare the mushroom pulao. the entire dish is cooked in a pressure cooker. though you can also make the recipe in a pan. you can also check this easy mushroom pulao recipe.

serve this goan style mushroom pulao plain or with a side of onion-lemon salad or veggie salad or a raita.

if you are looking for more mushroom recipes then do check mushroom biryani, kadai mushroom, mushroom curry and aloo mushroom masala recipe.

goan style mushroom pulao recipe below:

mushroom pulao recipe
4.75 from 8 votes

mushroom pulao recipe

mushroom pulao recipe - mild, flavorful mushroom pulao recipe with coconut milk.
course main course
cuisine goan
prep time 25 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 50 minutes
servings 3
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for mushroom pulao:

  • 1.5 cups basmati rice – you can use any type of long grained rice
  • 200 to 250 grams white button mushrooms, sliced or chopped
  • 85 grams onion or 1 medium size onion, thinly sliced or finely chopped, about ⅓ to ½ cup sliced or chopped onions
  • 1 medium size tomato or ⅓ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 medium size potato, peeled & cubed (optional)
  • 1 to 2 green chilies, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon ginger-garlic paste or 1 inch ginger + 6 to 7 garlic, crushed in mortar-pestle
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk + 1.5 to 1.75 cups water or an overall of 2.5 to 2.75 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 2.75 to 3 cups of water)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • salt or sea salt as required

whole spices for mushroom pulao:

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera), optional
  • 3 green cardamoms (hari elaichi)
  • 4 to 5 cloves (lavang)
  • 6 to 7 black pepper (sabut kalimirch)
  • 1 to 1.5 inches cinnamon (dalchini)

how to make recipe?

preparation for mushroom pulao recipe:

  1. clean, wash and soak the rice for 20 to 30 minutes. 

  2. when the rice is getting soaked, chop all the veggies. rinse and chop the mushrooms too.

  3. take all the whole garam masala and keep it aside.

making mushroom pulao:

  1. in a pressure cooker, heat oil. add the whole garam masala including cumin, and fry till they become fragrant. about few seconds.
  2. add the onions and fry them till translucent.
  3. add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell of the paste disappears.
  4. now add the chopped tomatoes, potatoes and mushrooms. saute for 8-10 minutes till the mushrooms are half cooked. Keep on stirring in between.
  5. add the soaked rice and the chopped green chili.
  6. saute the rice for 1-2 minutes stirring in between on a low flame.
  7. add the coconut milk and water. stir and season with salt.
  8. pressure cook mushroom pulao for 2 to 3 whistles.

  9. when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and gently fluff the rice.
  10. 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.

how to make mushroom pulao recipe:

1. pick, rinse and soak the rice for 30 mins. when the rice is getting soaked, chop all the onions, tomatoes, potatoes, green chilies. rinse and chop the mushrooms too. after 30 minutes, strain all the water and keep the soaked rice aside.

rice for mushroom pulao recipe

2. in a pressure cooker, heat oil. add the whole garam masala and saute till they splutter and become fragrant.

masala for mushroom pulao recipe

3. next add sliced onions.

onions for mushroom pulao recipe

4. stir and saute the onions on a low to medium flame till they become light golden.

onions for mushroom pulao recipe

5. then add the ginger-garlic paste or crushed ginger-garlic.

ginger for mushroom pulao recipe

6. saute till the raw aroma of the ginger-garlic goes away. this takes just some seconds.

garlic for preparing mushroom pulao recipe

7. add the chopped tomatoes, green chilies & potatoes. you can also add about ⅓ cup of green peas at this step.

tomatoes to make mushroom pulao recipe

8. stir and saute for a minute.

making mushroom pulao recipe

9. now add the sliced or chopped button mushrooms.

making mushroom pulao recipe

10. saute for 4 to 5 minutes.

making mushroom pulao recipe

11. add the soaked rice.

making goan mushroom pulao recipe

12. saute the rice for 1 minute stirring gently on a low flame.

rice to make mushroom pulao recipe

13. add the coconut milk.

milk to make mushroom pulao recipe

14. next add water.

water to make mushroom pulao recipe

15. stir and mix very well.

preparing mushroom pulao recipe

16. now season with salt. stir again.

salt to make mushroom pulao recipe

17. pressure cook the mushroom pulao for 2 to 3 whistles or for 9 to 10 minutes. if using a 3 litre cooker, pressure cook for 2 whistles and for a 2 litre cooker, pressure cook for 3 whistles.

making mushroom pulao recipe

18. when the pressure settles down on its own in the cooker, remove the lid. gently fluff the mushroom pulao.

making mushroom pulao recipe

19. serve mushroom pulao with sliced onions and lime. you could also have mushroom pulao with onion-tomato raita and roasted papad.

mushroom pulao recipe

43 thoughts on “mushroom pulao recipe, goan style mushroom pulao | mushroom recipes”

  1. This mushroom pulao turned out to be very tasty,delicious, thanks for the recipe,did some modifications in the recipe but overall very tasty.

  2. Made mushroom pulao for dinner toay.It was smelling divine and tasted fabulous.Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  3. Dassana didi, I keep reading most of your recipes but never took the effort to make one. This is the first one i did and i cudnt go away without posting. It came out simply superb! 🙂 (I’m not someone who comments on sites. This is my first time 😛 )
    What I wanted to mention here is, though we have lots of YouTube channels on cooking, there is something special about your page here, the way you describe one recipe, posting pics and extra tips. When we want to make one recipe and we’re in kitchen we wouldn’t want to keep watching a video, note down things or pause it in between to go do. Here i cud simply scroll according to my need without missing anything, coz you see the full recipe in one go according to your pace n need. So keep posting! I would definitely try more and let you know 🙂

    Thanku so much! Stay blessed 🙂

  4. Hi there, I wish to prepare this pulao for Ganesh chaturti. I want to make for 10 people how much ingredients do you advise using?

  5. tomorrow morning’s menu fixed. 😉
    being a vegetarian in Japan, I had to learn cooking.. and this blog is helping me out since day one.
    got some quick recipes, I can prepare for lunch before leaving for office 🙂
    thank you

  6. I am newly married. I made a pulao first time in my life n chose mushroom pulao from your blog..It came out so well…My husband liked it very much…Thank u so much dear…your recipes are helping me a lot to cook variety of food…that too in restaurant style…

  7. Dear Dasanna, the above Goan style mushroom pulav was tremendous hit. Sent a few pictures of the dish I had been talking to you earlier but I think I have missed your exact email id. Please give it to me again if you have no objection. Shall send them again. Very pleased with your recipes and am suggesting to many. Today I have made your method of wheat pizza and no doubt it is absolutely delicious. Thanks a lot. God bless you and yours. DK

  8. Hey Amit
    Tried making the mushroom pulav and it’s fabulously delicious . Thanks buddy for posting this recipe

  9. Hi dassana,

    I would want to make this pulav, but a little spectical. because whenever i make any pulav with the ingredients either the rice gets overcooked or viceversa .. can i cook the rice seperately. and also can this recipe be cooked with prawns ..


    1. yes firstly you can add prawns. cook the rice in a pot or pan. soak rice for 30 minutes and then drain well. in a pressure cooker, for 1 cup of rice, depending on the quality, i always add 1.5 to 2 cups of water. if the rice is not soaked, then i add 2 to 2.5 cups of water. while cooking in a pan, i use the same amount. depending on the quality of rice, you can adjust the water. you can also cook the rice separately and then mix it with the gravy.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

    1. 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.

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