Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Masala Mushrooms

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Looking for a spicy vegetarian accompaniment for Ghee Rice, Plain rice, Yogurt Rice or any rice? Look no further. This is one yummy dish that people would love for seconds and thirds. Oh yes, people would!
  • Mushrooms - 15#s, small, cleaned and stems removed
  • Red Onion - 1, large, diced
  • Tomato - 1, small, diced
  • Garlic - 5 cloves, 3 if smaller
  • Peanuts - 3 tbsp, toasted
  • Sesame Seeds - 2 tbsp, toasted
  • Bengal Gram(Channa Dhal) - 2 tbsp
  • Green Chilli - 1, vertically slit
  • Dry Red Chillies - 2, whole or more
  • Peppercorns - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 3 stalks
  • Salt - for taste
  • Olive Oil - 4 tbsp
  • Tamarind - marble-sized
  • In a skillet, heat a tbsp of oil and add the garlic, onions, curry leaves, green chilli if using. Saute until onions are browned. Throw in the diced tomato and fry until it loses raw smell. Add salt to it and set aside.
  • In a blender, grind the toasted peanuts, toasted sesame seeds , Red chilli, peppercorns to a coarse powder. Add the fried mixture to it and grind to a thick fine paste.Check for taste.
  • In the skillet, heat the remaining oil and add the cleaned mushrooms.Saute until they start shrinking and begins generating steam.
    • Pour the ground mixture and cook the mushroom until the gravy thickens. 
    • Extract juice from the tamarind and pour it over the mixture and let it re-thicken.
    • Serve hot over rice.
    Tip: Check the ground masala for taste(salt and spice) as the only other ingredient that will be added at the later stage is the tamarind juice.

    Sending this as an entry to "Cooking With Seeds - Sesame Seeds"  hosted @Priya's East N Tasty.
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    1. Sure this sounds like a winner..looks very tempting ...Nice recipe !

    2. A very interesting recipe dear...looks delicious too:)

    3. Everything about this post is amazing.... Firstly it is the mushrooms in the prep...yummy!!!! Secondly the ones u have used to present...they are very artistic & as ever u prove to be a G!!!!
      (genius)....... KUDOS TO YOU & YOUR CREATIONS!!!


    4. Delicious and tempting masala mushroom..looks great...

    5. Real tempting dish gal..Love mushrooms and I've bookmarked it already!

    6. Hey you all,
      Thanks for all your yummmy-licious comments. I love reading them. Glad you all liked the recipe. Do give it a try. Its great.

    7. really delicious mushroom... very interesting mix of flavors with peanuts, sesame seeds and mushroom


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