firstly soak the rice in water for 30 mins and drain the water completely.
slice the mushrooms.
in a pan, add 2 cups of water and bring them to boil. add some salt while boiling.
turn off the flame and add sliced mushrooms. all the mushrooms should be immersed and keep it for 15 mins.
in a large non-stick pan add 2 tsp oil. once the oil is hot add black peppers, cumin seed, crushed cardamom, mace blades, bay leaf and cloves.
saute until they leave aroma. add finely chopped onion and saute until they change color.
now add ginger-garlic-chilli paste and saute it for a minute.
now add strained mushrooms and toss it few times.
keep stirring till mushrooms becomes translucent.
now add strained rice and toss it for 1-2 minutes.
add garam masala, chilli powder and turmeric powder. give a gentle mix.
now add peas, capsicum. fry it for a minute.
add 2cups of water.
it is now time to add salt. add salt as per your taste and give a mix. increase the flame to medium and close with a lid.
cook it for about 15 minutes on low flame.
now add some pepper powder if you prefer to have it spicy
finally, your mushroom pulao is ready with salad or raita.