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Instant Pot Mushroom Yakhni - Kashmiri Mushroom

This creamy yogurt based mushroom recipe is very easy to make.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Kashmiri, North Indian
Keyword: Indian Mushroom Curry, Instant Pot Kashmiri Mushroom Yakhni, Instant Pot Kashmiri Mushrooms, Instant Pot Mushroom Curry, Instant Pot Mushroom Curry in Yogurt, Instant Pot Mushroom in Yogurt, Instant Pot Mushroom Yakhni, Instant Pot Yogurt Mushroom Curry
Servings: 4
Author: Shilpa

Ingredients

Instructions

Prep

  • Keep the yogurt in a bowl out of the refrigerator for an hour until it reaches room temperature.
  • Whisk the yogurt and rice flour with a spoon for about a minute or two until it is well blended. Keep it aside.
  • Wash the mushrooms well. Make 1 inch deep and wide slits on the head of each mushroom.

Cook

  • Select sauté on the instant pot and adjust to normal.
  • Add oil to the pot. 
  • When the oil is hot, add cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, black and green cardamom pods, caraway seeds, and asafoetida.
  • When the caraway seeds splutter add the mushrooms. 
  • Sauté the mushrooms for about 2 minutes. Stir.
  • Add water, ground fennel, ground ginger, and salt. Stir.
  • Make sure nothing is stuck to the bottom of the pot and scrape the bottom of the pot well.
  • Press cancel.
  • Secure the lid on the pot and close the pressure-release valve.
  • Select manual and cook at high pressure for 4 minutes. 
  • When cooking is complete, use quick pressure release to depressurize.
  • Open the lid.
  • Select sauté and add the whisked yogurt mixed with rice flour slowly (one spoon at a time) to the pot mixing it continuously. This step is key. Add one large spoon of yogurt/rice flour mix and mix it in the gravy for about a minute. Then another spoon and stir again for up-to a minute. Keep doing this until you run out of the yogurt/rice flour mix. The continual mixing will prevent curdling of the yogurt.
  • When you are done adding all the yogurt mix, add garam masala and dried fenugreek leaves. Stir and let it sauté for about 8 to 10 minutes until the gravy thickens. Yakhni has a lot of gravy but the yogurt will thicken it. Keep stirring occasionally.
  • Press cancel when the required consistency for the yakhni is reached. It should take between 3 to 4 minutes of sautéing with the yogurt mix.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Discard the bay leaves.

Serve

  • Serve over steamed rice.