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Chettinad Mushroom Masala

 Published 2008-Sep-10   Updated 2018-Feb-03

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Kalan Kootu, Dry Mushroom Side Dish)

Recipe For Chettinad Mushroom Masala


  • 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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Comment by shruthi w
    Hi Dahlia..this came out very gud..thanks for the recipe..can we use this spice mix ofr any other veggies?
Reply :-
    Yes, you can use it with paneer, tofu, cauliflower, potatoes, mixed vegetables etc.

Comment by Pallavi Priyadarshini on 02 February 2009 07:01AM
    Hey this is really a wonderful website. there are so many simple indian recipes that are not only easy, less time consuming and healthy.
Reply :-
    Thanks a lot Pallavi. Do keep visiting and check out the new recipes that are added everyday.

 Published by on and last updated on 2018-02-03.