Khumb Pulao

5/5 stars  100% LIKED IT    1 REVIEW ALL GOOD

Added to 87 cookbooks   This recipe has been viewed 5992 times

Succulent mushrooms with zesty spring onions, perked up with spices and powders make a delicious Khumb Pulao that will be loved by the whole family. What is so convenient about this delectable treat is that it can be prepared quite easily using the microwave oven. Once soaked for ten minutes and sautéed for a minute, the rice also cooks quickly, within fifteen minutes actually! That makes this pulao an ideal choice for busy days.

Add your private note

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
Show me for servings


1 cup sliced mushrooms (khumbh)
1 cup long grained rice (basmati) , soaked for 10 minutes and drained
2 tbsp oil
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
12 mm ( 1/2") piece of cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cardamoms
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
1/2 cup finely chopped spring onion (whites and greens)
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste

  1. Combine the oil, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bayleaf and spring onions in a microwave safe bowl, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  2. Add the mushrooms, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  3. Add the rice, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  4. Add 2 cups of hot water, garam masala, chilli powder, cumin seeds powder and salt, mix well and microwave on high for 12 minutes, stirring once after every 4 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

RECIPE SOURCE : Microwave Desi KhanaBuy this cookbook
Rate and review this recipe and get 15 days FREE bonus membership!
Subscribe to the free food mailer

Sandwiches That Pack-In All Your Favourite Stuff

Missed out on our mailers?
Our mailers are now online!

View Mailer Archive

Privacy Policy: We never give away your email

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new account will be created.

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?

Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.


Khumb Pulao
 on 24 Apr 15 05:13 PM

Mushrooms are my favourite..Loved the taste of the spices in this pulao..If one prefers one can add bigger mushroom pieces..