Mushroom in Rice Cooked Kashmiri Style (v)

Mushroom in Rice Cooked Kashmiri Style (v)

The Kashmiri region of India is known for the abundance of meat in its cuisine; this dish is meat-free but still incredibly satisfying. Mushrooms, cooked in cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon sticks and garlic, allow for an incredible depth of flavour.

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Recipe

To Serve

  • Basmati rice
    300 grams
  • Mushrooms, cut into four pieces
    1 kg
  • Refined oil
    100 ml
  • Onion paste
    75 grams
  • Green cardamoms
    10
  • Black cardamom
    4
  • Cloves
    10
  • Cinnamon sticks, 2" each
    2
  • Garlic, ground
    1 tsp
  • Cooked yoghurt
    200 grams
  • Dry ginger powder
    1.5 tsp
  • Coriander powder
    1.5
  • Black cumin seeds
    0.2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder
    0.2 tsp
  • Dried mint leaves
    0.2 tsp
  • Salt (to taste)
    1
  • Water
    800 ml
  • Large saucepan

Method

1

Boil the mushrooms in water for 5-7 minutes. Drain and wash in cold water.

2

Put the washed mushrooms in a pan and add the oil, onion paste, green and black cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon sticks, salt, and garlic. Put the pan on heat and mix well. Stir and cook for 5 minutes until the mushrooms are light brown in colour.

3

Add the cooked yoghurt and continue to cook until the oil separates. Add 800ml of water, the dry ginger powder and coriander powder, and then stir well. Add the drained rice, and stir again. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the rice is done.

4

Garnish with black cumin seeds, black pepper powder, and dry mint leaves and serve.

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