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Offline deerstalker36

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mushroom pilau
« on: September 20, 2019, 10:01 AM »
making a curry for the boss tomorrow, an Ethiopian one (yes yes i know) but having my go-to indian mushroom pilau.

1 cup basmati rice
6 tbsp veg oil
1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
6 green cardamon pods
2 cinnamon sticks
10 cloves
2 bay leaves
1/2 onions finely chopped
4oz mushroom sliced
2 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups water
pinch saffron

heat half the oil in a pan and fry the whole spices for 1 minute
add the onions and cook for 2 mins till soft then add the mushrooms and garlic. fry for a further 10 mins
add the rice and salt and stir till coated. pour in the water and bring to the boil
turn the heat down, add the saffon and cook till the water has almost evaporated. cover the rice and cook for another 5 mins
turn the heat off and leave to stand for 5 mins before fluffing up

i'll post a pic once its done

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Re: mushroom pilau
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 10:16 AM »
Recipe looks good to me, but just one question :  Indian bay, or European ?
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Re: mushroom pilau
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 02:57 PM »
Hi Colin

Classic method to do a homestyle Pilau. all good.
BIR is a different technique altogether, just depends how BIR style you want to take it.
looking forward to your photos.

cheers Chewy
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Re: mushroom pilau
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2019, 05:41 AM »
here we go, mushroom pilau (there are more mushrooms in there somewhere  ;D)


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Re: mushroom pilau
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2019, 01:21 PM »
 ;) Looking good ;D
Burn those spices "Singefry" and Bhunao are the keys to success.
Smoking Mustard Oil is good for You and your curries.....Lol

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Re: mushroom pilau
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 07:24 AM »
went down a treat Chewy.

plus leftovers as well. no problems with sticky rice as well,basmati rice,  i dont wash it, roughly 2:1 water to rice, cook open till almost evaporated then put lid on, lower heat for 5 mins then turn heat off and leave to steam. fluff up with a fork, perfect

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Re: mushroom pilau
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2019, 04:04 PM »
Nice ;) ;D
Not washing rice is one way to do it, especially if your going to fry it with spices pre-cooking.
Heres my BIR style -similar


What was your local BIR and favourite curry back in the UK?

cheers Chewy
Burn those spices "Singefry" and Bhunao are the keys to success.
Smoking Mustard Oil is good for You and your curries.....Lol

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Re: mushroom pilau
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 09:56 AM »

What was your local BIR and favourite curry back in the UK?

cheers Chewy

i lived around most of the UK. in Hull it was a place called the Maharajah on Holderness road. loved the Prawn Puri starter. They did a curry called a Naga Jhall, either that or a lamb bhuna.

one thing i miss in Oz is the size of the menu.  ;D

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Re: mushroom pilau
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 07:20 PM »

i lived around most of the UK. in Hull it was a place called the Maharajah on Holderness road. loved the Prawn Puri starter. They did a curry called a Naga Jhall, either that or a lamb bhuna.

one thing i miss in Oz is the size of the menu.  ;D

Unfortunately Maharajah was very disappointing on my last visit  early on this year,
Ruby Spice on Cottingham Road is my go to curry house these days
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Re: mushroom pilau
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2019, 09:14 AM »
Never made it to the Ruby Spice. we did hear it was very good though