This Is How To Make Mushroom Pulao With 1/4 tsp Oil

That was just me being very generous there and saying 1/4 tsp, lovely reader .. hehehe

So, last week when I sent you that recipe for chia pudding a handful of  my adorable peeps wrote back asking,


Of course, savories ke bina kya jina? Hai na!?

I had made this Mushroom Pulao that’s a crowd pleaser, husband-pleaser and me-pleaser too!

So, here you go my dear friend – make this mushroom pulao and tell me what you think! It is sooo good that my landlady followed her nose, came in and exclaimed ‘ooooh what is that!’

Mushroom Pulao:

Ingredients –

cloves – 4
cinnamon – 1/2 inch
oil – none to max 1/4 teaspoon (use a measuring spoon – am watching!😂 )
Onion – 1 medium, sliced
Mushrooms – 400 gm, sliced
Green peas – 1 cup
Pumpkin seeds – 1/4 cup
Tomato – 1 small
Ginger – 1/2 inch or less
Garlic – 1-2 pods
Kitchen King Masala – 1 tbsp
Rice – 2 cup, uncooked
Salt to taste

Method –

Cook the rice as you’d cook for rice dishes such as this – no oil or salt or spice required at this point. Allow the rice to cool and have it ready before the next steps.

Put a pan on heat and put no more than 1/4 teaspoon of oil in to the hot pan.

Add the cloves and cinnamon, and add the onions after 30 seconds and mix.

While the onions are getting done, place the ginger, garlic, tomato, pumpkin seeds and masala in a blender and blend it using little to no water.

By now, the onions would have turned translucent – add the sliced mushrooms and peas. Mix everything and cover with a lid.

Once the mushrooms and peas look done, add the blended paste and mix. Add salt to taste and turn the heat off.

Gently add in the rice and give it a mix.

At this point, I usually taste-check and if salt tends to be on the lower side, I love to add a vinegar-jalapeno sauce to round it off.

Mushroom Pulao is now ready to serve! Find the prettiest platter there is and present your pulao with a slice of tomato on the side and some finely chopped green onions sprinkled on the top.

Here’s a pic of my fav vinegar-jalapeno sauce. I’ve no pictures of my mushroom pulao of last week 🙁 but you’re welcome to show me yours when you make it!


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