This I would say that it’s one of the best vegan
Pulao recipe I have made.
So to the recipe right away
1 cup seeraga samba rice / basamati rice
1 pkt.button mushrooms sliced
1 tsp.chilli powder
1/4 cup curd
1 tsp. whole peppercorns
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 cup fried onions ( see note below)
2-3 cups coconut milk
Sauté in a little oil and grind the flowing ingredients
3-4 green chillies
1 inch piece ginger
5-6 pips garlic
A handful of mint leaves
A little coriander leaves
1 tsp shahjeera/ saunf/ perumjeeragam
1-2 pieces cinnamon
1 onion chopped
1/4 cup ghee
salt to taste
Wash the mushrooms, slice and marinade with
curd and chilli powder.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker or biriyani pot .
Add a little fried onions , the mushrooms and
cashews and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Next add the ground masalas with salt and
cook till raw smell is gone.
Add the washed and soaked rice and sauté well
for 2-3 minutes.
Next add the coconut milk ( 2 inches above rice
level ) and cook on a slow fire till done.
Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. garam masala .
Garnish with rest of the fried onions, mint and
coriander leaves . Serve hot with raita or side
dishes of your choice