Monday, December 26, 2011

Mushroom masala...

You need:
1 pckt - White button mushrooms, sliced
2-3 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 green chillies - finely chopped
2 medium sized onions - diced
a big pinch of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 medium sized red tomatoes - diced
1 tbsp soya sauce
1/2 tsp garam masala powder (optional)
salt to taste
a bunch of corriander leaves - chopped
How to:
In a wok, heat the oil & add in the mustard seeds. Once they splutter, throw in the cumin seeds & the finely chopped green chillies.
** You could substitute the green chillies with a mix of green & red chillies, chilly flakes & powdered pepper - which is what i normally do.
Now add the onions, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric a little salt and sauté till it browns, taking care not to burn them. Add in the tomatoes & mix well, adding the soya sauce. This helps in breaking the tomatoes & making them mushy. Add the garam masala and cook till the tomatoes make a sauce-y like appearance. Add in the mushrooms, stir well and cook till done - checking for salt. Add the corriander leaves a minute or two before you turn of the flame, mix well & leave covered till you serve. Goes well with rotis, rice, toast... almost anything! :)
Pointers: Mushrooms have good water content & so adding water might not be necessary. You could still add about 1/2 a cup to 1 cup of water if you think it is too dry.

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