How to make Mushroom Popcorn -

Mushrooms marinated, dipped in flour slurry, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Button mushrooms (बटन मशरूम), Onion powder (अनियन पावडर)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Mushroom Popcorn

Mushroom Popcorn 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 : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mushroom Popcorn Recipe

  • Button mushrooms stemmed and quartered 16-20 small

  • Onion powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Paprika a pinch

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Refined flour (maida) ½ cup

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Bread crumbs panko 1 cup


Step 1

Put mushrooms in a bowl. Add onion powder, salt, paprika, crushed peppercorns, ginger-garlic paste and lemon juice and mix well. Set aside to marinate for ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Put half the flour in another bowl. Add salt and some water and whisk to make a thick slurry.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a pan.

Step 4

Dust the marinated mushrooms with the remaining flour, dip in the slurry and coat with breadcrumbs.

Step 5

Deep-fry the mushroom popcorns in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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