May 30, 2013

Mushroom Chukka / Chukka Mushroom





             I am a big fan of Mushrooms. I buy a pack and oven roast them with salt and pepper and eat them for my Lunch / Dinner. The recipe here is from my Dad's friend. She makes them whenever I visit her but she uses soya chunks and I made some little changes by cutting down Garammasala and tomatoes and substituting soya chunks with Mushrooms. 




             I was a bit anxious on how it will taste in the end but trust me this is really the best I did with mushrooms. This recipe takes a bit of time as we need to dry the water and get everything to a drier state. 




           The boost-up taste for this chukka is only one pinch of a common ingredient in the end - Guess? Pepper! The whole recipe got a big turn when I added that last pinch of pepper. We had this with curd rice - oh yummy! 


Ingredients:

Button Mushroom - 16oz (450 grams)
Onion - 1 cup (Finely chopped)
Garlic pods - 5 no's (chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tablespoon
Chilli powder - 1-1/4 teaspoons
Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Pepper powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Dry Red chilli - 2 no's
Fennel seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Bay leaf - 2 no's
Curry leaves - 6 no's(I used dry curry leaves)
Oil - 4 Tablespoon
Salt - as needed

Method:
  • Take a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of oil, chilli powder, coriander powder,  turmeric powder and mix together to form a paste. add chopped mushrooms and coat this paste completely.


  • Heat remaining oil in a pan and add Fennel seeds, Red chilli, Bay leaf and saute.


  • Add chopped garlic and saute to golden colour.


  • Add onion and saute to golden brown. add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes off.


  • Add the mushrooms coated to this pan with required salt and let it cook (please do not sprinkle water as mushrooms tend to loose water by itself while getting cooked).


  • When the mushrooms oozes water add curry leaves and pepper powder.


  • Saute until it evaporates the water and becomes dry (Masala should get coated on mushrooms completely).


  • Switch off and serve them as side for any rice or roti.



46 comments:

  1. This is super tempting... I got 2 packets of mushroom... Will try this sure

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    1. Thank you akila...would love to hear after your try :)

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  2. this is a perfect side dish for any meal..

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  3. Divya,That looks really yummy.I want the mushroom in the second pic:)

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  4. Even I love mushrooms! Looks yummy and flavorful! :)http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  5. Looks delicious, tasty and perfect Divya :-)

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  6. Looks absolutely delicious, surely going to try this soon.

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  7. your mushroom looks very delicious, simple yet yummy!

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/05/bengali-gosht-curry-pathar-jhol.html

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  8. this looks so good... mushroom is never a staple for us but now i love to have it once in a while... bookmarking this for sure... :)

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  9. tempting and mouthwatering chukka...

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  10. Mushroom chukka looks so delicious. perfect for chapathis

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  11. Awesome mushroom chukka. nice clicks.

    http://indianfoodnest.blogspot.com/

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  12. wow u know am a gr8 fan of mushroom,bookmarked!

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  13. wow...this mushroom fry looks absolutely delicious...excellent prepation, would like to try this!

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  14. i love the second click . feel like pickin it up n eatin ;)

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  15. Loveable spiced dish and just like you, I have a high liking for mushrooms.

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  16. Mushroom chukka sounds delicious..I am not a mshroom fan but i buy it every week as its so easy to make, i cook it with potatoes and eat potatoes and leave all mushroomf for hubby..i will try ur recipe next time for a change..

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    1. would love to hear after your try vineetha...thank you

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  17. looks yummy...
    http://frommyownkitchen.blogspot.com/

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  18. Tempting and yummy recipe..

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  19. 1st time here,u have a lovely blog!mush chukka looks so tempting n nice click too

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  20. I don't make mushroom in any form...I think i'll start with yours...It looks very delicious..

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    1. Thank you dear...mushrooms are yummy you should start eating that buddy

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