How to make Kanegach Pulao -

Mushroom pulao.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Mushrooms (मशरूम), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Kanegach Pulao

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Hindi: dhingri
Available in various types, shapes and sizes, these edible fungi (purely vegetarian!) are a great way to glam-up your dishes. Talking about the types, there are – button, enoki, morel, oyster, shiitake, porcini, chanterelle and portabella. Buy the ones with a firm texture and even colour with tightly-closed caps. If the gills are showing, it is an indication of age and they are probably past their prime.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kanegach Pulao Recipe

  • Mushrooms 8-10

  • Basmati rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Raisins 10-12

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Almonds 10

  • Saffron (kesar) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Cloves 3

  • Cinnamon 2 one inch

  • Green cardamoms 3

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Dry ginger powder (soonth) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ver 1/2 teaspoon

  • Silver warq , to garnish as required

Method

Step 1

Wash, trim and cut the mushrooms into quarters. Wash and soak the rice in four cups of water for half an hour.

Step 2

Drain and discard the water. Wash raisins and pat them dry. Mix asafoetida in one teaspoon of water and keep aside.

Step 3

Blanch almonds in half a cup of hot water, peel and cut into slivers.

Step 4

Soak saffron in two teaspoons of water and keep aside. Heat ghee in a vessel, add cloves, cinnamon, green cardamoms, bay leaves and allow them to crackle.

Step 5

Add the asafoetida water and mushrooms and stir-fry for a minute.

Step 6

Add the soaked rice with four cups of water, ginger powder and salt and cover and cook the rice till half-done.

Step 7

Add the almonds, raisins and saffron water, mix well and cook the rice on dum for another ten to fifteen minutes. Add more water if required.

Step 8

When done sprinkle ver and serve garnished with silver varq.

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