Spiced Mushroom Pastry Parcels



Posted May 3, 2022 (Last updated May 3, 2022)



Total Time

1hrs 5mins



Fragrant mushroom biryani parcels, with buttery phyllo pastry and a delicious combination of spices. The mini parcels make for perfect party food.


  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter15 gmelted
  • White rice icon
    White rice170 g
  • Sesame seeds icon
    Sesame seeds60 g
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butteras needed
  • Phyllo sheets icon
    Phyllo sheetsas needed
  • Sour cream icon
    Sour cream30 g
  • Tomato purée icon
    Tomato purée10 g
  • Cilantro icon
    Cilantro40 gchopped
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil14 g
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds5 g
  • Cardamom pods icon
    Cardamom pods2
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves2
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove10 gminced
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion65 gdiced
  • Ground coriander icon
    Ground coriander5 g
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin3 g
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder3 g
  • Garam masala icon
    Garam masala5 g
  • Portobello mushroom icon
    Portobello mushroom120 gchopped
  • Button mushroom icon
    Button mushroom100 gchopped
  • Corn kernels icon
    Corn kernels100 g

  • 1. Add white rice to a clean saucepan, fill with water 1cm above the rice surface
  • 2. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low until rice absorbs all the water
  • 3. Heat salted butter and sunflower oil in a clean large cast iron skillet on the low heat
  • 4. Add cumin seeds, cardamom pods and bay leaves and heat until fragrant - approx 1 min
  • 5. Add garlic, red onion, ground coriander, ground cumin, chili powder and garam masala and sauté - approx 2 min
  • 6. Add portobello mushroom, button mushroom and corn kernels and cook - 5 min
  • 7. Mix in sour cream, tomato purée, cilantro and cooked rice
  • 8. Season to taste, mix until well combined and remove from the heat
  • 9. Pre-heat oven - 170°C / 340°F
  • 10. Mix in sesame seeds and melted butter in a clean small bowl
  • 11. Add phyllo sheets to a clean work surface, add the filling and assemble the parcels
  • 12. Brush with melted seeds butter
  • 13. Bake until golden brown - 20 min, 170°C / 340°F
  • 14. Serve

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