How to make Mushroom Chettinad -

Mushroom cooked in Chettinad style.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Mushrooms (मशरूम),

Cuisine : Chettinad

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Mushroom Chettinad

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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 : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mushroom Chettinad Recipe

  • Mushrooms halved 400 grams

  • Scraped coconut 1/2 cup

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 3-4

  • Green cardamoms 3

  • Cloves 2-3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch piece

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) soaked 2 teaspoons

  • Cashewnuts soaked in water 8-10

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 2 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1/4 cup


Step 1

Heat one tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add the coconut, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, red chillies, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon and sauté on medium heat for four to five minutes.

Step 2

Cool and grind the above mixture with ginger, garlic, poppy seeds and cashewnuts and sufficient water into a smooth paste.

Step 3

Heat the remaining oil in another non-stick pan. Add the onion and sauté till golden brown.

Step 4

Add the curry leaves and sauté. Add the ground paste and sauté for one minute.

Step 5

Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt and red chilli powder and mix well.

Step 6

Cook for five to seven minutes or till the oil separates.

Step 7

Add the mushrooms, peppercorns and sauté for five to six minutes.

Step 8

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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