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Chettinad Mushroom Masala

- submitted by Dahlia on 09-10-2008


  • Mushroom - 2 cups (chopped)
  • Tamarind juice - 1 tbsp (or Tomato - 1)
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 strand
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro - for garnish

Spice Mixture

  • Peppercorns - 1 tsp
  • Dry red chillies - 2
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Shallot onions - 2-3
  • Garlic cloves - 2


  1. Roast all the ingredients under 'spice mixture' separately till a nice aroma is released. If you do not have time roast everything together.
  2. Once it cools, grind it to a coarse powder and keep aside.
  3. Clean the mushroom using a paper towel and chop it lengthwise.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, splutter the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  5. Add the chopped mushrooms to this and saute for 5 minutes till the mushrooms get a nice colour. Do not add water. The water from the mushroom is sufficient.
  6. Add the tomatoes/tamarind juice with required salt and turmeric powder. Cover and let it cook for a few minutes.
  7. Add the spice mixture and mix everything for a minute.
  8. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve as a side dish for rice or roti or use as a stuffing for mushroom puffs or masala dosa.


  • A tbsp of grated coconut can also be added along with the spice mixture for added flavor.

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Comments (2)

Person Aijaz   (April 24, 2016)
it all a great Recipes I tried out really well Thanks
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 26, 2016)
Good to hear that. Keep trying more new recipes.

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