How to make Kumbh Pulao -

Healthy and nutritious mushroom pulao.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Button mushrooms (बटन मशरूम), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Kumbh 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kumbh Pulao Recipe

  • Button mushrooms halved 20-25

  • Basmati rice soaked for ½ hour 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 2-3 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 6-8

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Cinnamon 1 inch sti

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Caraway seed (shahi jeera) powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion 2

  • Garlic 6-8 cloves

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 cup

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Green peas 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a handi. Add green cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds, caraway seeds and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Finely slice onions and add. Chop garlic and add. Finely chop ginger, add and sauté.

Step 3

When onions turn light brown, add mushrooms and mix well.

Step 4

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and sauté. Add yogurt and mix well. Add 2 cups water and mix well.

Step 5

Add rice and mix well. Add green peas, garam masala powder, salt and mix lightly. Cover and cook till the rice is done.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.