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mushroom matar pulao
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Mushroom matar pulao

Mushroom,corn and pea Pulao -made in the Pressure cooker
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Rice preparation
Cuisine: Punjabi Cuisine
Keyword: matar mushroom pulao, mushroom pulao, mushroom rice
Servings: 4 persons
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1.5 cup Rice/chawal
  • 1.25 cup Green Peas / Hari Matar
  • 10 Button Mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Tomatoes / Tamatar grated
  • 3 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch Slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp Ginger / Adrak chopped
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Mint / Hara Pudina chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • To taste Salt / Namak
  • 8 Babycorn sliced
  • 5 tbsp Yogurt / Dahi


  • 3.5 tbsp Cooking oil or ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 2 Bay Leaves / Tej Patta
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon /daalchini
  • 4 Green Cardamom / Hari Elaichi
  • 4 Cloves / Lavang
  • 1 Black Cardamom / Badi Elaichi
  • 10 Peppercorns / Sabut Kali Mirch
  • 2 Dried Red Chilli, Whole


  • Wash and soak rice in enough water for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash ,wipe and slice the mushrooms.
  • Heat oil or ghee in the pressure cooker or in a pan.
  • Add the tempering ingredients(cumin,whole spices and whole red chili) and stir.
  • When cumin start crackling add the sliced mushroom and saute till the water released from the mushroom dries up and they turn golden in colour.
  • Add green chilies and saute for few seconds.Now add the tomato ,baby corns,soaked rice,peas and saute for a minute.
  • Add yogurt ,ginger,mint and all the spices and stir gently.
  • Now add 3 cups of warm water and pressure cook for a whistle .
  • Wait till the pressure comes down,then open the pressure cooker and gently fluff up the cooked rice with a fork. If cooking in a pan then cook till done .
  • Garnish with some mint or corinader leaves and serve hot
  • Serving suggestions-Serve with youghurt or raita


  1. the pressure cooking time depends on the quality of rice ,it may take 1-2 whistles to cook.
  2. You can also cook it in a heavy bottom pan till done ,may need to add few extra tbsps of water.
  3. Can add sliced potatoes instead of baby corns.