How to make Junglee Mushroom Kaliyaan -

Deep fried cones of mushroom-cottage cheese mixture served with a flavourful gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Enoki mushrooms (इनौकी मशरूम), Mushrooms (मशरूम)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Junglee Mushroom Kaliyaan

Junglee Mushroom Kaliyaan 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Junglee Mushroom Kaliyaan Recipe

  • Enoki mushrooms 4-6

  • Mushrooms Shimeji 4-6 + for garnishing

  • Button mushrooms finely chopped 2-4

  • Shiitake mushrooms finely chopped 1-2 tablespoons

  • Chanterelles mushrooms, finely chopped 1-2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + to deep fry

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) grated ½ cup

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Onion paste browned ¼ cup

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Khoya/mawa crumbled 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh cream ¼ cup

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnishing

  • Cherry tomatoes for garnishing


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a pan.

Step 2

Roughly chop enoki and shimeji mushrooms and put into a .Add button mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, chanterelle mushrooms, cottage cheese, salt, ½ teaspoon garam masala powder, crushed peppercorns, cardamom powder, ½ of green chillies and cornflour and mix well.

Step 3

Dampen palms with some water, divide mixture into equal portions and shape them into cones.

Step 4

Deep-fry cones in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

To prepare gravy, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté for 30 seconds. Add remaining green chillies and sauté for 30 seconds. Add onions, mix and sauté till golden.

Step 6

Add tomatoes, mix and cook till pulpy. Add browned onion paste and ginger-garlic paste, mix and cook for a minute. Add turmeric powder, remaining garam masala powder and salt and mix. Add some water, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 7

Add a large pinch of crushed peppercorns, mix and cook for a minute. Add crushed khoya, mix and cook for a minute. Add cream, mix and cook for 30 seconds.

Step 8

Put the gravy in a serving platter and place the fried cones on it. Garnish with few coriander sprigs.

Step 9

Slice cherry tomato and place on the gravy.

Step 10

Serve hot.

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