How to make Wild Mushroom And Paneer Pulao -

Mushroom pulao made special with the addition of wild mushrooms

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Oyster mushrooms , Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Wild Mushroom And Paneer Pulao

Wild Mushroom And Paneer Pulao Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Wild Mushroom And Paneer Pulao Recipe

  • Oyster mushrooms 6-8

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 1/2 inch cubes 1 cup

  • Basmati rice soaked 1 cup

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Onion thickly sliced 1 medium

  • Garlic minced 2-3 cloves

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 2 teaspoons

  • Button mushrooms quartered 6-8

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs


Step 1

Soak the oyster mushrooms in half a cup of water. Drain the oyster mushrooms and chop. Reserve the water in which they were soaked.

Step 2

Heat two tablespoons oil in a non stick pan. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for two minutes. Add both the mushrooms and sauté till lightly coloured.

Step 3

Add the turmeric powder, crushed coriander seeds, red chilli powder, kasuri methi and salt and mix. Add rice, one and half cups of water and the water in which the oyster mushrooms were soaked.

Step 4

Reduce heat to medium, cover the pan and cook till the rice is done. Heat the remaining oil in another non stick pan. Add the paneer cubes and sauté till lightly golden. Drain and set aside. Garnish the rice with the fried paneer and coriander leaves and serve hot.

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