Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pepper Mushroom (Dry)

This dish would be favorite to all the mushroom lovers, I bet. Its a perfect snack/sides to eat when the weather is cold or when its raining.

This recipe is very simple so lets get started!!!

Serves 3 to 4

Category - Lunch / Dinner

Button Mushrooms - 500g
Onion - 1 (Finely chopped)
Capsicum / Green bell pepper - 1/4 (Finely chopped)
Fresh green peas - 1/4cup (Cooked)
Oil - 4tbsp
Garlic - 10 pods (Minced / Finely chopped)
Ginger - 1 inch (Minced)
Green chillies - 3 to 4 (Finely chopped, adjust to taste)
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 10
Turmeric - 1/2tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2tsp or to adjust
Dhaniya / Coriander powder - 1tsp
Jeera / Cumin powder - 1/2tsp
Garam masala - 1/2tsp
Water - 1/2 Cup
Salt to taste

First in a small bowl add all the dry spices powder except the black pepper powder n salt. Keep aside.

Clean the mushrooms with enough water and chop them to bite size pieces. Keep them aside.

In a wok heat the oil, add the onions, bell peppers, green chillies, curry leaves, ginger and garlic and the black pepper powder. Sauté this mixture for 5 to 8 minutes on medium heat. Next add in the spices powder which was set aside and half the quantity of salt, combine well and after 5 minutes add the mushrooms, green peas and keep stirring continuously for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 Cup water to the wok and cover with a lid and cook it for 10 minutes on medium flame. Next open the lid and increase the flame to high and cook till water evaporates.

Lastly add the remaining salt to taste and serve hot with NaanChapathis or serve it plain as an appetizer. This can be served as a gravy (check below) along with fried rice.

To accompany this meal serve some Vinegar Onions.

Pepper Mushroom (Dry)

Variation - If you are looking to make this recipe as a gravy then go ahead with the same process, after the water has evaporated add another 1/2 cup water and cornflour slurry (1tbsp cornflour / cornstarch + 2tbsp water). Adjust the consistency.

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