This is a one of our favorite side dishes, very simple and easy to make, and can be prepared in no time.  This goes well with chapathis, dosas, and is a good side dish for rice dishes with sambar, dhal, rasam, and curd.

1. Button mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed, and sliced or diced (2 cups).
2. Onions, 2 large, diced finely.
3. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 tablespoon.
4. Curry leaves, a sprig.
5. Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.
6. Coriander powder, 1 tablespoon.
7. Turmeric powder, a pinch.
8. Pepper powder, 1 teaspoon.
9. Fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon.
10. Salt as per taste.
11. Cilantro for garnishing.

Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is hot enough, add the fennel seeds and fry them for a few seconds. Now add the onions and curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for one more minute. Now add the chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt and keep sautéing for  a few more minutes until the spices lose their raw smell.  Now add the mushrooms, mix everything well, and cook closed for a 10 minutes under low flame until the mushrooms and cooked and the dish reaches the desired consistency. Add the pepper powder now, mix well, garnish with cilantro, and serve hot.


Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice recipe dear

kitchen queen said...

super delicious mushroom pepper fry.

Hari Chandana P said...

Delicious and flavorful stir fry.. thanks for sharing!!