Canned mushrooms are tasteless, according to my DH.. He has much sweet childhood memories of tasty mushroom thoran or roast , prepared by plucking fresh mushrooms from the land around home. You might have heard from other bloggers before, during child hood, you spent your long holidays in your Grandma's house (mostly mother's side) and in a morning, after a night's thunder and lighting , you went out with Grandma to pick newly sprouted mushrooms... :) Grandmas say koon / mushroom sprouts once after it thunders..! I haven't seen any body cooked mushrooms in my home and often said to us children, don't pluck it, it is poisonous! But after marriage, I happened to eat mushroom thoran from S's family and after that I started searching for mushroom recipes and did much experiments... Since S didn't like the "watery-tasted" mushrooms, I always tried to cover it with lots of masalas.. :) And this one is such a dish, spicy roasted mushrooms...
Mushrooms cut into 4 pieces 1 1/2 cups
garlic cloves 2 big size
ginger piece 1/2 " size
pepper powder 3 tsp
chilli powder 1/2 or 1 tsp
fennel seeds powder 2 pinches
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
curry leaves few
coriander leaves chopped few
green chillies as desired
oil 1 Tbsp
How I prepared
Grind together, shallots, garlic and ginger. Mix this paste with turmeric powder, chilli and pepper powder, fennnel seeds powder, 1/4 tsp garam masla and salt.
Add mushrooms into this and marinate well.
Heat little oil in a pan. Let mustard seeds splutter.Add mushrooms. After few seconds turn over them.
Later stir them for a while. Crush the tomato pieces with salt and add it to this.Mix and cook covered on a low flame.
After 2 minutes open the lid and mix well by stirring continuously. Add curry leaves and green chillies as per taste and stir..
Let the masala cover mushrooms completely and the water absorb.
Sprinkle remaining garam masala over it and garnish with coriander leaves. You can use juice of half lime instead of tomato.
You can see other mushroom recipes here.