Mushroom and Peas Pulao is a complete dish and can be eaten as a complete meal on its own. A bowl of your favourite raita, achar and pappad is all you want. I always make it sure to add those vegetables which are my kids' favourite to make sure that they don't complaint. Mushrooms are my son's favourite whereas girls love peas.
Courtesy: Shehzad Husain
Basmati Rice 2 1/2 cups
Mushrooms 100 gm/ 1 1/2 cups
Green peas(fresh or frozen) 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil 2 tbsp
Cinnamon sticks 2"
Black Cardamom 2
Kalonji/ Black Cumin/ Karinjeerakam 1/2 tsp
Garlic cloves 3,chopped
Tomato 1 medium
Water 4 cups
Salt 2 tsp
1. Wash the rice atleast twice and set aside in a sieve(strainer).
2 In a medium saucepan, heat the oil and add the spices, garlic and salt.
3. Add the sliced tomato and button mushrooms and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
4. Now add the rice and peas and gently stir around, making sure you do not break the rice.
5. Add the water and bring the mixture to the boil. lower the heat, cover and continue to cook for 15-20 minutes.