Tomato & Mushroom Biryani

Tomato & Mushroom Biryani is a delectable fusion that seamlessly marries the tanginess of tomatoes with the earthy richness of mushrooms, creating a symphony of flavours that tantalizes the taste buds and captivates the senses.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Culinary Collection
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g basmati rice
  • 250 g Portabellini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 large onion sliced into half moons
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp ginger grated 
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • Handful of fresh curry leaves 
  • 4 large tomatoes chopped
  • 500 ml vegetable stock 
  • 250 g Portabellini mushrooms sliced
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes quartered 
  • 2 tsp curry powder 
  • Double cream plain yoghurt, for serving
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Salt and pepper  to taste 

Instructions
 

Method:

  • Rinse basmati rice well. 
  • Soak for 10 minutes and then drain.
  • Heat a generous drizzle of olive oil in a large saucepan with a lid.
  • Add the onion and cook until soft.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant. 
  • Add the garam masala, turmeric, chilli powder, cinnamon, cardamom and curry leaves. 
  • Cook for a few minutes to bloom the spices. 
  • Add the diced tomato and cook until they begin to break down. 
  • Add the drained basmati rice and gently pour over the vegetable stock. 
  • Bring to a simmer and place the lid on the saucepan. 
  • Cook very gently for 15 minutes until the rice is tender and all the stock has been absorbed. 
  • While the rice is cooking, heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • add a drizzle of olive oil and cook the Portabellinis until golden. 
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, curry leaves and curry powder. 
  • Cook briefly, tossing everything together until the tomatoes just begin to soften. 
    Season well.
  • Fluff the rice and spoon over the extra mushroom and tomato topping. 
  • Serve the biryani with yoghurt on the side and enjoy!