Mushroom Pilau

Mushroom Pilau

A wonderful rice pulau with button mushrooms infused with selected spices. Delicious as is as a vegetarian option or served with chicken, lamb or beef.

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation Time15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time25 Minutes


  • 300g Basmathi
  • 200g Button mushrooms, sliced
  • 01 Knorr Chicken Cube
  • 30g Astra Margerine
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tsp. Ginger, chopped
  • 2 Green chillies, sliced
  • 1 Pandan leaf
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 3-4 Cardamoms
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1 Tsp. Raw curry powder
  • 1 Tsp. Chili powder
  • A handful of Coriander leaves
  • Water for cooking


  • Melt Astra in a pot. Sauté the onions, garlic, ginger, green chili, pandan leaves, curry leaves, cardamom and cloves till fragrant. Then add the mushrooms and sauté for about 1 minute. Mix in turmeric, chili powder, curry powder and Knorr chicken cubes. Stir well.
  • Add the washed rice and sufficient water to cook. Bring to boil, simmer with a lid on till rice is done.
  • Add the shredded coriander leaves. Mix well. Season to taste and serve hot.
  • Chef's Tip:

    Add a bit of lime juice to enhance flavor.