Mushroom pepper fry

Mushroom is a popular ingredient found in Asian cuisine, especially, Korean, Indian and Japanese. It is a popular item in up-scale vegetarian restaurants back home. Do you know that mushroom is actually a type of fungus?! Mushroom pepper fry is a relatively new dish in my cook book. I learned it from a recipe that I found online. Mushroom pepper fry is one of those recipes that goes well with almost all main dishes, namely, rice, chappati, dosa, poori etc.
Mushroom pepper fry
Mushroom pepper fry is what I call the vegetarian equivalent of mutton fry and trust me, it does taste similar. It is easy to cook and can be recycled to some type of gravy as well.
Mushroom pepper fry
Do try this recipe in your home and let me know of your thoughts, including any new variations that you had tried or any suggestions!

Mushroom pepper fry

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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Whole spices – 1 bay leaf, 2 green cardamom, 2 cloves, 1 “ cinnamon stick
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp, divided
  • Onion, chopped – 1 no
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Green chilli, chopped – 2 nos
  • Tomato, chopped – 1 no
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Mushroom – 150 grams
  • Salt as required
  • Cilantro – to ganish
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
To crush
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Garlic – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
For the seasoning
  • Butter – ½ tbsp
  • Crushed items
  • Coriander powder – ½ tbsp
  • Cumin power – ½ tbsp
  • Red chilli powder - ½ tbsp
  • Cilantro – ½ tbsp
  1. Heat oil in a wide open pan and add the whole spices. Add in half a tsp of cumin seeds, followed by chopped onion. When they turn translucent, add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste.
  2. When the raw aroma disappears add curry leaves. Add green chillies followed by tomatoes. Sauté well and simmer. Meanwhile wash and cut the mushrooms.
  3. After the tomatoes are well cooked add the mushrooms and sauté well. Add in half a cup of water. Cover and cook for couple of minutes.
  4. While the mushrooms are getting cooked, heat a seasoning ladle (or a small pan), add butter and season with crushed garlic, pepper and cumin seeds. Also, add all the powders and cilantro to the seasoning. Give a quick stir and add to the mushroom gravy. Add salt. Cook until all the water is evaporated and you get the nice and dry mushroom fry (or make it as a semi gravy according to your choice)

Mushroom pepper fry



  1. Sahana Amin says:

    Tried this recipe yesterday. It was my first cooking experience with Mushrooms. The quality of the pic forced me to pick your recipe. And i was extremely happy when i tasted the dish. It tasted heavenly. I did make certain changes with the technique and added up cashew nuts while seasoning. Thank you so much for the recipe. It was just great!!!!

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