How to make Chilli Mushroom Pakora -

Button mushrooms stuffed with cheese and spices, crumb coated and fried. These chilli mushroom pakodas are simple to make and are a great idea if you have guests coming over.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Button mushrooms (बटन मशरूम), Red chilli (लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chilli Mushroom Pakora

Chilli Mushroom Pakora Recipe Card


Hindi: dhingri
Available in various types, shapes and sizes, these edible fungi (purely vegetarian!) are a great way to glam-up your dishes. Talking about the types, there are – button, enoki, morel, oyster, shiitake, porcini, chanterelle and portabella. Buy the ones with a firm texture and even colour with tightly-closed caps. If the gills are showing, it is an indication of age and they are probably past their prime.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chilli Mushroom Pakora Recipe

  • Button mushrooms chopped ½ cup

  • Red chilli finely chopped 1-2

  • Bread crumbs 1 cup

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Processed cheese grated ½ cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Mayonnaise ¼ cup

  • Green chutney 1-2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2


Step 1

Take breadcrumbs in a bowl. Add mushrooms, onion, fresh red chillies, green chillies, chilli powder, coriander leaves and cornflour and mix. Add processed cheese and mix well.

Step 2

Add 2-3 tablespoons water and mix till well combined. Add salt and mix well.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Drop small portions of the prepared mixture and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Take mayonnaise in a bowl. Add green chutney and mix well.

Step 5

Serve the pakora hot with green chutney-mayo.

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