How to make STUFFED MUSHROOM PAKORAS -

Mushrooms stuffed with cheese and spicy potato mixture, dipped in batter and deep-fried

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Large button mushrooms, Medium potatoes

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters


STUFFED MUSHROOM PAKORAS

STUFFED MUSHROOM PAKORAS Recipe Card

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for STUFFED MUSHROOM PAKORAS Recipe

  • Large button mushrooms cleaned and stems removed 10-12

  • Medium potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 2

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspo to sprinkle

  • Ginger chopped 1/2 inch

  • Processed cheese grated 1/2 cup

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Gram flour 2 cups

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1 pinch

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tata Sampann Red Chilli Powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chutney mayonnaise to serve

Method

Step 1

Take mashed potato in a bowl, add green chilli, coriander leaves, salt, roasted cumin powder, coriander powder, chaat masala and ginger and mix well.

Step 2

Put some cheese in the mushroom cavity, top it with potato stuffing and press it with the back of a spoon to spread it evenly.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a wok.

Step 4

To make the batter, take gram flour in a large bowl, add salt, ajwain, and baking soda.

Step 5

Add turmeric powder, Tata Sampann Red Chilli Powder and 2-3 tbsps hot oil. Add sufficient water, little by little, and whisk continuously till you get a thick and smooth batter.

Step 6

Dip each mushroom in the batter till it is evenly coated, slide it into hot oil and deep-fry, stirring continuously so that they turn evenly golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Halve the pakoras, transfer them on a serving platter and sprinkle chaat masala over them. Serve them hot with green chutney mayonnaise.

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