Mushroom biryani

This is a very simple vegetarian Indian rice dish. There are many different versions of this recipe, usually containing meat, fish or eggs.

Serves 4


  • 250g rice
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 10g ginger (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 6 chestnut mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 red pepper (de seeded and chopped)
  • 6 runner beans (trimmed and chopped)
  • 3 handfuls of peas
  • 1 tablespoon of curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper
  • Coriander (to serve)


Stick the rice on to cook. Meanwhile heat a little oil in a pan.

Fry the onion, garlic & ginger for a few minutes, until soft.

Add the rest of the vegetables and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the curry powder and cumin, season with salt & pepper and mix well.

When the rice is cooked, drain and add to the pan of vegetables. Mix well and serve topped with a little coriander.

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