Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mushroom Pulav

Yesterday was the first day my son started daycare. It was heart wrenching for me to leave him there. But Kavin fit in with the kids perfectly. He made no fuss and let go of me. Actually it was me who was in tears not wanting to leave him. I came home and did not do any work. All these days I would say , I can't wait to put you in school so that I can find some time for myself. But now I'm feeling so lonely. I have so much time in my hand but I'm not tin mood to do anything at all.

Anyway, not wanting to spend much time in kitchen I finally decided to make Mushroom Pulav. This is another easy one pot dish that makes a tired day rewarding with a nice meal. This is just like anyother pulav or biryani. But the combo is what that makes this dish great. Yes, it is mushrooms,peas and potatoes. You can add capsicum also if you like. Enjoy!!!

Basmathi rice- 2 cups
elachi- 2
cloves- 2
bay leaf- 1
rose mokku-1
fennel seeds- 1tsp
onion- 1/2 (sliced)
ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
tomato- 1 (chopped)
mint leaves- 1/2 cup (chopped)
red chilli powder- 3/4 tsp (increase if you want more)
turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
garam masala- 1/2 tsp
potato- 1 (large,cubed)
peas- 1 cup
mushrooms- 1 small box (chopped)
lemon juice- 2 tsp
water- 4 cups

Heat oil in cooker and fry all the spices. Then add onions and saute until soft. Now add ginger garlic paste and some turmeric. After sometime put potatoes and fry for 5 mins. Now add tomatoes,mint leaves and all the curry powders. When oil starts to seperate add required salt and water. Add washed rice with mushrooms and peas . Stir well until blended. Check for seasonings and finally add lemon juice. Close cooker and wait until vapor comes through the nozzle. Now put the wait and reduce the flame to medium. Cook for 8 to 10 mins and switch off gas. Wait until the pressure subsides and serve hot with onion raitha and chips. Here's another view.


Asha said...

Welcome to parenthood and the joys of it all!;D
See ,he wanted to go to school and was ready unlike you!!!Why don't you write about it in Desi Momz club? We all can support yu and enjoy your experiences too:)
Pulav looks delicious,not bad for a unwilling to cook mom!!:D
Hugs Kribha.Kids grow up fast.My girl will be in college in 2 yrs,empty room for at least half a yr!

Kribha said...

You really amaze me Asha. You are the first to comment in most of my posts. Your words are so true. Kids grow up fast. Joining the club is really good idea. I do not have much idea about it. will look into it soon.

Lata said...

I make this too. But, with only Mushrooms and Peas, I have to try with Potatoes too. Picture looks good. I don't have kids, so I don't know about that kind of feeling but I do feel the same for my brother. We drop him in his school every Sunday evening and pick him up on Friday, but when he waves good bye, I feel bad.

Kribha said...

Oh...Is your brother in hostel? I totally understand your feelings. It looks like you are the second mom for your brother.

Deepa said...

Kribha ...i have never made it at home ...my hubby does like mushroom ..so i dont make them ...but they look yummy...

Suganya said...

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog and leave those dear comments :-)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay. .....I too make it in the same way...Some times I even add panner to it....Ur picture is looking good. Nice post...

Kribha said...

Thanks Suganya. That's a nice idea of adding paneer to this pulav. will try that next time.

Richa said...

hey kribha, pulav is such a time saver, yours looks yum! pulav & dahi make such a well balanced meal, i think.

Sharmi said...

those pulao look so good with that raita. nice looking pulao.

Anonymous said...

HI !
Ur website is so good with lots of good recipes.I am also from atlanta,(Alpharetta).Where do u live?
Devi Raja

Kribha said...

Hi Devi,
Nice to know that you are from Alpharetta. I'm in suwanee. Hoping to get to know more about you.

Kribha said...

Dear Richa and Sharmi,
Thanks for your valuable comments. I'm glad you liked it.

Prema Sundar said...

Yeah it happenned to me too Kribha. I too was waiting to put my daughter to school when she was 2 1/2 yrs . but after sending her to school I really felt very lonely though she enjoyed a lot.
Mushroom pulao looks good and I too make it almost the same way.

Kribha said...

Yes Prema, the first day was hard. I was sitting and crying for a long time. Now I'm getting used to it. I'm glad that you liked the pulav.