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Mar 11, 2011

Simple and easy Mushroom fry recipe

Mushroom is not a very favourite veg of mine. However, I do believe in eating a variety of food so that you don't miss out on nutrients supplied by them. With this in mind, I recently bought a packet of mushrooms. Every website I read for a mushroom dish I saw them recommending not to wash mushroom with water since it absorbs water quickly. Instead, they ask it to be cleaned with a wet towel.But looking at the mushrooms in the packet I felt it better to eat clean and slightly less tasty mushrooms rather than unhygienic but tasty ones. So I washed the mushrooms well with water and squeezed them out. Don't forget to cut the edge of the stems (attached to the ground).The dish that follows is a simple one to make. Trust me I even went ahead and liked it. I was pleasantly surprised.Here's how I made it.

Margarine/ Butter, Oil, Onion ( finely chopped) , Tomato (Finely chopped), Garlic ( ginger garlic paste could also be used), pepper powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala , salt , cloves , cinnamon, fennel seeds (saunf)- very few, green chillies (optional since chilli powder is being used)

How to make?
  • Add a mixture of (Margarine/ butter ) and oil in a kadaai and heat
  • Add cloves, cinnamon. Once they start to spurt, add the fennel seeds.( only few seeds else it will make the dish sweet)
  • Add onion and saute.Add garlic. Saute till the onion turns transparent
  • Add the squeezed mushroom and saute for 2 min
  • Now add chopped tomato
  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder, chilli powder,a little over a pinch of garam masala, pepper powder, salt to taste.Saute for 2 min. Add some water ( Control the amount depending on how thick you want the gravy to be). Use a lid to close the kadaai. Allow it to fry for 3 - 4 min
  • Remove the kadaai from the stove and garnish the dish with coriander leaves and fried cashews if u like it
You could also add 2-3 drops of lemon juice to bring out the sour taste in the dish.Goes well with chapathi.

Simple as I promised :)


  1. hmmm... some ppl said they dont eat mushroom wen i introduced this dish to them :P

  2. I wud recommend to saute the tomatoes and let the gravy boil b4 adding mushrooms... They take only 2-5 mins to get cooked... u can add them atlast.

  3. Yeah, you can add the mushroom after adding tomatoes. However, I still do not like the smell of mushrooms. So frying the mushroom in the oil before adding tomatoes kind of removes that smell to a certain extent :)