Monday, February 3, 2014

Mushroom Spinach Pulao

As much as I love mushrooms, the huss detests it. I had tried many ways to feed him mushrooms some examples being this and this with no successful results. He never took a liking to the fungi until I made a simple garlic saute with butter and served it with some focaccia and soup. It became an instant hit and these days whenever we go grocery shopping, he never forgets to grab a pack of mushrooms. The other day I saw some beautiful bella mushrooms on sale and so we grabbed 4 BOXES. While I sauted most of them for breakfast, I saved some to make this flavorful pulao for lunch.

~*What U Need*~
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup

Mushrooms - 1 cup, sliced
Baby spinach - 1 cup, packed
Onions - 1, sliced
Tomato - 1, medium, chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp or replace with 1 green chilli
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Salt, Oil

Cinnamon - 1"
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1, crushed
Bayleaf - 1, optional

Coriander leaves - to garnish

How I Made it:
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and temper with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bayleaf. Add onions and cook till soft. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off. Add the tomatoes and mix well. Once soft and mushy, add the spice powders and mix well.

Add the mushrooms and spinach and saute well. Add the rice followed by the water, add a tbsp of ghee and chopped coriander leaves and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Remove and fluff with a fork.

Serve with raitha.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Lovely pulao. Love mushrooms and this is simply superb.

  2. Healthy combo, and the pulao looks delicious and yummy.

  3. Delicious mushroom pulao, today me too made a healthy rice dish.

  4. Nice combination of Spinach and Mushrooms...yummy looking pulao

  5. healthy pulao... though till date have not tried mushrooms, this looks droolworthy! :)

  6. The pictures are making me hungry. Spinach and mushroom along with a bit of tomato.... sounds delicious.

  7. Tasty and also a healthy pulav. Well presented dish.

  8. my huss also not a fan of mushrooms ...what is the other saute method u mentioned ? have to try it for him .. simple comforting food vimi..

    1. Its simple Sathya, add 1 tbsp of butter in a pan, once melted add the mushrooms and saute till it release water... Season with salt and garlic. Cook till the water evaporates. Serve warm with slices of bread or soup... We make this often these days.

  9. One of my favorite combo - mushroom & spinach..simple yet comfort rice with lovely flavor and nutritious too!

  10. perfectly made vimitha.. will try for my family...

  11. Nice combination, mushrooms are loved by all here.

  12. very nice combination..awesome..

  13. Lovely combo...pulao looks delicious..

  14. I too prepared Mushroom pulao this week.But not with spinach.As everyone said this is very nice combination,


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