Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mushroom fry

I still remember, as a kid mushrooms were an occasional treat.  We had to wait for them to sprout in the damp soil after a rain.  Usually, this is a phenomenon most prominent after summer, beginning of monsoon.   My grandma or mom bending down and picking the fresh mushrooms are a common site in our backyard if you happen to pass by my home.  Don’t forget to holler you will be invited in for a delicious feast with a sautee filed with the rustic, woody taste of mushroom.

  By the way, if you were thinking you can join them in picking the mushrooms you will not be allowed.  At least we were not since there are poisonous varieties.  Only a seasoned person knowing the idiosyncrasies of the mushrooms can pick the good ones.  Be sure though to accompany them into the yard, watching them pick these beauties, the mushrooms popping up like teeny weenie umbrellas on rain soaked drift wood is spectacular.  As much as I like to have fun seeing or even occasionally picking some mushrooms its great that they are cultivated abundantly.  No more back breaking picking for my grandma who will never agree it’s a chore. I think she enjoys it.  I know I would
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Ingredients:

White button Mushrooms (thinly sliced)- 3 cups
Onion(chopped)- 1 small
Garlic crushed- 2-3
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Red chilli powder- 1/4 tsp
Green chillies chopped- 1-2
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Oil- 1 Tbsp

Method:

1.Heat oil in a wide pan,saute the onion till they start turning slight golden brown in color.
2.Add the chopped green chillies and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes.
3.Mix all the spice powders and saute for another couple of minutes or till the raw smell leaves.
4.Throw in the mushroom slices and mix well.
5.Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the mushroom is cooked.
6.Keep the lid open and let all the water content dries up.
7.Serve warm with rotis or rice.



Notes:

1.Do not wash the store bought mushrooms. Just wipe with a damp kitchen towel.
2.Do not overcook them in step 5.


Contributor: Namitha

53 comments:

  1. Mushroom fry looks wonderful.That triangular plate of deliciousness is a square meal for me all by itself! U know, Its an acquired taste for me. I hated this when I was a kid cause I was a vegetarian then and this so looked like meat and I was quite put off by it. Now I love this fungi and all its relatives very much!

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  2. I love to fry them with batter. Nice!

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  3. Namitha and Sunitha,

    I love fry them little crisp. Your fry looks really good

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  4. slurrrrrrrrrp! the mushroom fry looks yummmmmmmmm.

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  5. I first appreciate you on photo shot of recipe. Fries looks so delightful.

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  6. Mushroom mazha kazhinjal mulachu varunathu enikum orma varunu..pakshe my grandmother and amma thought they all are poisonous so they never cooked it :(

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  7. Same pinch dear!!!We both have posted mushroom dish today :-)
    The mushroom fry looks superb!!!
    Deepa

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  8. Both chilli powder and green chillies.. nice spicy .. must try this.

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  9. Adipoli mushroom fry.enthaiyum draftil onnu kidappundu.but not a gud shot as urs.

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  10. Thats a lovely pic again,i love mushrooms and this is quiet easy to make as well...

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  11. I love mushrooms - this dish looks delicious and so flavorful.

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  12. Humm look good, my DH love mushrooms and i'll make this dish for him!!

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  13. I love mush and eat alone none like the spongy/chewy texture!
    Simple and delicious dish!

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  14. My type of stir-fry! Delicious looking mushrooms.

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  15. So delicious!! For a mushroom fan this dish sure will please the palates!!

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  16. Love mushrooms too and this is a fantasti c c fry.....

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  17. wow!simply yummy!Luv mushroom in any form n profession presentation as usual!

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  18. Simple, delicious and my favourite fry...can have them with anything..

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  19. The mushroom fry looks so good! What a lovely story, nice memories for you. I had an uncle that would pick wild mushrooms when I was a kid. When they fried up the morels, that was the first mushroom that I actually liked, of course now I love all kinds!

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  20. Simple N healthy fry..i use pepper powder instead of chilli powder...yummy click

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  21. I bet those backyard mushrooms tasted way better than any of the grocery store mushrooms.
    But the way you have cooked them any kind will be gobbled up in no time.

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  22. Simple yet irresistible mushroom fry! ;)

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  23. I absolutely love mushrooms. I have always loved the idea of picking them fresh but, do not ahve the skill.

    Your mushroom fry looks delightful.

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  24. When i was kid, I remembered my mom used to pick wild mushroom from nearby jungle, I can not forget the good smell of this wild mushroom till now. So nice you can just pick mushroom from backyard. I know this kind of mushroom is really good ! Lucky you!

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  25. Fresh mushrooms just off the ground sounds simply wonderful...I am sure the curry must have tasted awesome :)...your mushroom fry version looks very tasty...lovely click as usual :)

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  26. All I can say that mushrooms is one of my favorite foods, this sound divine and enough said!!! Love it!!!

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  27. love this mushroom fry, i love mushrooms any which way i can get them.. this dish looks delicious!

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  28. Simple and delicious dish. Perfect with rotis.

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  29. never tried this simple fry.looks delicious

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  30. Lovely dish and a simple recipe,yet looks very tasty.

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  31. Impressive that your grandma knows mushrooms! This looks like a great dish!

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  32. With mushrooms I luv anything looks yum!

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  33. Always love fried mushrooms - excellent with the spices you added!

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  34. Mushrooms are our favorite too ! And this is one seems quite a simple one to prepare !

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  35. mushrooms were an occasional treat when we were young too. glad that we get it more often now than ever. the recipe looks simple and easy. good clicks.

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  36. Lovely recipe, looks yummy. Nice pic.

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  37. The spicy mushroom fry looks delicious. Like the simple preparation.
    Nice pic too.

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  38. Yummy mushroom fry....I love mushrooms in any form :).

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  39. It looks delicious.
    I like this recipe.
    See soon.

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  40. The mushroom fry looks wow!!! I didnt like mushrooms when I was a kid and used to think it was some kind of a meat but now I love them... lovely clicks as usual:)

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  41. i like mushroom,,,looks delicious and easy one to try.

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  42. beautiful mushroom, and even the recipes that you cook lately. an affectionate hug to your family, grandmother and mother,ciao

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  43. I actually NEVER at mushrooms as a child - only really when I got married and now I love them!

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  44. Oh that was something we also experienced during childhood. love mushroom in any form and this one surey looks easy breezy and tasty.

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  45. Not a big fan of Mushroom, but this dish looks good enough to try some..

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  46. All time fav veggie...especially the nadan koon thoran...Ithu kitiyalum mathi ketto...

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  47. Like keralites, Mangloreans are also fond of mushrooms..my mom also says abt the caution to be taken while picking these....only a well seasoned cook would know the intricacies involved :)
    The stir fry looks simple and spicy
    Thanks Namitha :)
    TC

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  48. Mushroom fry looks temptingly delicious.

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  49. Fry looks delicious and neat presentation Nami !!

    Thanks for ur patience in finding the recent post in my blog Suni!! You made me to work on my recent posts displayed in my sidebar !! Thanks for pointing it.

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  50. wow mushroom fry is looking very tempting...lovely preparation

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  51. mushroom fry looks so good..yummy..


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