How to make Mushroom and Soya Dum Biryani - An extremely tasty and flavourful biryani – rice cooked with mushrooms, soya chunks and a medley of masalas.

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Main Ingredients : Button mushrooms (बटन मशरूम), Soya bean chunks (सोया बीन चंक्स )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Mushroom and Soya Dum Biryani

Hindi: dhingri
Available in various types, shapes and sizes, these edible fungi (purely vegetarian!) are a great way to glam-up your dishes. Talking about the types, there are – button, enoki, morel, oyster, shiitake, porcini, chanterelle and portabella. Buy the ones with a firm texture and even colour with tightly-closed caps. If the gills are showing, it is an indication of age and they are probably past their prime.

For more recipes related to Mushroom and Soya Dum Biryani checkout Mushroom Dum Biryani, Pot Mushroom Rice, Kumbh Pulao, Mushroom Quinoa Rissotto . You can also find more Rice recipes like Kesari Bhaat, Herb Risotto, Sezvan rice, Suran Ki Khichdi.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mushroom and Soya Dum Biryani Recipe

  • Button mushrooms halved 10-12

  • Soya bean chunks soaked and drained 1 cup

  • Rice soaked and drained 2 cups

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Black cardamoms 4

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Mace 1

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato puree ½ cup

  • Coconut cream ½ cup

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Fried onions 1 cup

  • Fresh mint leaves roughly chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies slit 4

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • saffron strands soaked in milk a few

  • dough made of atta to seal


Step 1

Boil water in a deep non-stick pan, add bay leaf, black cardamoms and salt and bring to a boil. Add rice and cook till the rice is 34th done. Drain and keep aside

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a non-stick pan, add cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves, mace and sauté for half a minute. Add onion and sauté till translucent. Add mushrooms and soya chunks. Mix well.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt and mix well. Add tomato puree and mix well. Add coconut cream and mix well. Add yogurt and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add little water and cook for 2 minutes. Add half of the fried onions, mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies, lemon juice. Spread rice on the top. Drizzle saffron and remaining ghee.

Step 4

Cover the assembled biryani with a tight-fitting lid and seal the edges with atta (dough). Cook for 15-20 minutes.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with remaining fried onions.