Thursday, October 9, 2008

Dry Mushroom Curry

My husband likes curries that have coconut in them and this is no exception. The mushrooms lend a chewy texture and it's quite spicy too. This can be made in a jiffy and tastes great with rice or rotis. After we enjoyed Nupur's Chettinad Mushrooms, I gave these a try and these were a hit too.

DRY MUSHROOM CURRY



Ingredients:
White Mushrooms - 1 pk (8 oz), cleaned & quartered
Baby portobello mushrooms - 1 pk (8 oz), cleaned & quartered
Onion - 1, chopped
Ginger - 1 inch, chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
Coconut - 3 to 4 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1 to 1.5 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Tamarind paste - little
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp


Method:
1) Grind the coconut with chilli powder, coriander powder and tamarind paste to a smooth paste with a splash of water.


2) Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped ginger, garlic and onions and fry them till golden.


3) The mushrooms go in next and are sauteed until they soften a bit.


4) Before the moisture in the mushrooms dry out completely, add the salt and the ground paste and cook till dry and done.

32 comments:

  1. I have only made gravies with mushrooms..This sounds a nice variation..

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  2. That looks pretty good. Will try with baby bellas... somehow feel the white ones are tasteless...

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  3. I make mush like non veg they taste exactely same! This one sounds yummy with the touch of coconut

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  4. My daughter's fav..Like Cham said I too make mushrooms like mutton..Looks good Lavanya

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  5. That's a new combi I am hearing about.. will try it sometime.

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  6. Very different from the usual mushroom in gravy type things I make normally...loved the idea of coconut in this ...looks yum :)

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  7. You wont believe this, I was thinking of muchroom curry just today!! Last time I went to India, I had an amazing mushroom curry very similar to yours and with lots of whole peppers. This sounds really good, I'm coming over :)

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  8. good one...nice curry, never tried making anything with mushrooms except soup..will try this one!!

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  9. that is definitely simple! gotta try :)

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  10. I am not a huge fan of mushrooms, but my husbnad is and he will love this.

    Happy Dasara to oyu and yours Laavanya.

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  11. Hmm ... coconut!
    Too much trouble for me to grate, etc. :) I'll just have some of yours!

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  12. it looks yummy and decilious...

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  13. I thought mushrooms can be added in gravies and pizzas,but never thought of making curry...I have not till date cooked mushrooms at home,since my mother ,MIL have never bought...but since I get a variety of mushrooms here in singapore I think its high time i should try cooking at home....Thanx for the recipe!

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  14. It looks delicious and awesome...

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  15. hi laavanya, thanks 4 visiting me. i like ur vegetarian recipes & u've given me lots of ideas to cook with veges. eventhough i'm not a vegetarian but i try to be one for at least twice a week to be healthy. mushroom is one of our fav but i've never made them into a curry. will try it on my next 'vegetarian' day. thanx.

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  16. My hubby loves mushroom.
    This looks really delicious

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  17. Looks yummy...Having 2 boxes of Baby bella's. Want to try immediately and let u know the outcome. I have a doubt can we season it with pattai and kirambu ? b'coz without seasoning i felt something is missing...pls let me know...
    Regards,
    Cappu

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  18. Thanks everyone.

    Cappu, Sure - go ahead and season it.. i may have used mustard and cumin seeds but pattai and kraambu might work too. Let me know how it turns out... :)

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  19. Mushroom curry looks so good. I have never tried mushroom with ginger/garlic and ground coconut. Will try it for sure.

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  20. just tried...perfect curry. Cameout excellent. Thanx for such a awesome receipe.

    As i said i seasoned with crushed pattai, kraambu and sombu powder. Smell was good.

    -regards
    cappu

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  21. lovely recipe. Will definitely try, pic is great.

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  22. I like dry mushrooms better than gravy, don't know why! Looks great Laavanya! Your ingredients look spicy and delicious, no wonder it was a hit :)

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  23. lov anything with mushrrom..my family is a mushroom lovers...surly they will like this curry

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  24. I luv mushrooms,and thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Lvanya..

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  26. my hubby loves mushrooms .. looks very nice .. its a good variation ..

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  27. this is areal good version.my hubby would love this one as it has mushrooms.....

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  28. Dry Mushroom, this is the second time I am coming across thsi dish... I shall definitely try this...

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  29. I love shrooms and the spicier the better!

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  30. This recipe is new to me!! Will try next time!

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