Mushroom Biriyani

Cooks in: 40 Minutes Serves: 4 People

Mushrooms are high in nutrients and anti oxidants there by preventing diseases and promoting good health. Came across this recipe recently and I tried with millet and as usual it was perfect in texture and taste! Treat your family with  this simple, easy and tasty biriyani !!


  • 1.5 Cups Kodo/Varagu Millet
  • 1 Cup Chopped Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot
  • 1/2 Cup Beans
  • 1/2 Cup Caramelised Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Mint/Pudhina Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Curd
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp Salt


  1. Wash and soak millet for 30 minutes and keep aside.
  2. In a bowl mix the other ingredients well. Let this marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. In a 3 Ltr Pressure Cooker
  4. Layer 1: Ghee and 4 Tbsp Water. Spread evenly.
  5. Layer 2: Half of the marinated veggies. Make sure that it covers the bottom of the cooker.
  6. Layer 3: Drained Millet. Spread evenly.
  7. Layer 4: Cover the millet layer completely by the balance marinated veggies.
  8. Add 1 cup water from the sides without disturbing the set up.
  9. Cook for 2 whistles. Let the pressure settle down.
  10. Open and fluff up with a fork after 10 minutes.
  11. Flavourful biriyani ready in minutes!

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  1. Hi Viji,
    Can we soak the millets overnight?, as I need to prepare them in the morning and no time for soaking them..
    asking for not only for this recipe for others too ..plz suggest

    1. Hi Bhargavi,
      Soaking millets overnight is not a good idea. I suggest you measure the millet and keep in it ready. Next day morning as soon as you get up, first thing pour water to soak. It takes hardly a minute. By over soaking, you’ll end up with mushy millet.

  2. The biryani tastes awesome Thankyou for awesome recipes and introducing me to the world of millets. I didn’t know anything beyond samai, jowar, bhakri and sago. Your recipes are definitely keeper

    1. Hi Priya,
      Welcome to the millet world. They are far more nutritious and you can prepare almost everything with them. Happy to know that you tried this recipe and happy with the taste. Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Subashini,
      Thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your experience. Glad to know that your biriyani was delicious!!

  3. Hi. Today made this briyani. Turned out just yummm n perfect. I had used liitle millet. One more variety to cook millets. Your recipes are just amazing.

    1. Hi Vani,
      Thanks for trying this recipe. I’m happy to know that your Biriyani tasted delicious!! Happy for you!

    1. Hi Gomathi,
      Thanks for the validation. I am not a fan of mushrooms, but I loved this biriyani very much. Happy to know that you loved the outcome.

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