Tuesday 19 February 2013

Mushroom Dry Fry | Mushroom Pepper Fry | Mushroom Dry | Kaalaan Pepper Fry

Mushroom & Onions cooked in pepper and garam masala

Come the season of penance and prayer, non-veg goes back stage and there comes a tough time of decision on what to make. There were many a days when I seemed to think that there is no real substitute for spicy hot chicken curry or a deep fried fish. But there really are a myriad of spicy tempting dishes that can be made from veggie stuff.. And lent days of course prove that ;) 
And many a non-veggie would agree that mushroom is an excellent exchange offer for non-veg :D Somehow I don't like the flavor of mushroom cooked in the usual way like the other vegetables - with onion and tomato. I always kinda have a feeling that mushroom and tomatoes don't go hand in hand. My all time favorite mushroom dish made at home is my mom's dry mushroom fry that takes very less time and ends up to be a promising dish in your platter. My other recipes with mushrooms are Mushroom Do pyazaRestaurant Style Mushroom Pepper Fry, Sauteed Mushrooms & Kadai Mushroom

Recipe Source : Ma

Serves: 3 persons

I Took: 30 minutes

I Used:

Button Mushroom     - 250 gm (1 pack)
Onion                      - 1 (medium size)
Ginger-garlic paste  - 2 tsp
Cinnamon stick       - a small piece
Pepper powder     - 1 tsp
Garam Masala         - 1 tsp
Sugar                      - ½ tsp
Salt                       - As Needed
Oil                         - 3 tsp

The Way:

  1. Wash the mushrooms and peel off the outer skin. Dice them into 4-6 pieces depending on it's size
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the cinnamon stick
  3. When it splutters add the onion and saute well
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste to it and saute till it turns light brown in colour
  5. Now add the diced mushrooms to it and half the required amount of salt and mix well. Cover and cook in medium flame for about 4-5 minutes. Do not add water as mushroom itself will ooze out water
  6. After that, open the lid and cook til the water drains off
  7. Add garam masala, pepper powder, sugar and salt. Saute til mushrooms are nicely roasted and coated with the masala
Serve hot with rice.


In order to peel the mushroom, remove the stalk from the cap. Peel off the outer layer of the cap by starting from the inside. This way you can clean the mushrooms faster as the black spots on the button will come off with the skin peel :-)



  1. Chitra am ur new follower:) cheers Siri

  2. Simple & Yummy fry!! Love it. Last time I had "Mushroom Pepper fry" , it was in a eatout called "Biriyani Zone" nearby my apartment & it was lovely. Always wanted to make it at home, but never had the interest to dissect the recipe. Now, you just gave away the recipe & I will try this for sure!

    1. Great :) Thanks Pavithra !!

    2. By the By, I tried this yesterday at home & it came out very well. Thanks for the recipe again!!

    3. Ohh.. I am happy that u like it Pavithra :)


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