Mushrooms Fry

Mushroom fry

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Mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables.  Unfortunately, husband (Mr.U)  is not as enthusiastic about this vegetable as I am.  He would not mind eating it once in a while, once 3-6 months and he prefers dry mushroom curry to gravy mushroom curry.   Just like okra, when cooked, mushrooms shrink in size and yield very little curry.  Hence, I normally add bell peppers and green peas to it.  But this time,   I was in mood for only mushrooms and made mushrooms fry without any combination.

Mushroom fry

Total Time: 30 minutes
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2-4


  • 1 – 2 tbsp. Oil (I used 2 tbsp. and it was too much. Try using 1 or 1 ½ tbsp.)
  • 2 long Red Dry Chillies broken into two
  • ½ tsp. Jeera / Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 ½  tsp. Chili Powder
  • Turmeric
  • ½ – ¾ tsp. Salt can add a little bit more
  • 2 10 oz  packet White Mushrooms


  • Peel mushrooms, wash and dice them into 4 – 6 pieces, depending on the size of the mushroom.  To peel the mushrooms, separate the stack from the cap and peel the cap.  If the stalk is not firm, discard it.  Peeling the mushrooms is optional.  You could buy sliced mushrooms too.

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  • Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and dry chilies.

    mushrooms fry
  • When the seeds pop and the the chilies turn brown, add onions and saute till light brown.

    mushrooms fry
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for couple of minutes.

    mushrooms fry
  • Add chili powder, salt, turmeric and mix well.

    Mushrooms fry
  • Add mushrooms, give a good stir, cover and cook until mushrooms are tender.  Mushrooms release lot of water.
    mushrooms fry

    mushrooms fry
  • Remove cover and cook until water evaporates.  If required reduce the heat and fry until mushrooms are nicely roasted.
    mushrooms fry

    mushrooms fry
  • Garnish wih cilantro and serve with rice.

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9 thoughts on “Mushrooms Fry

  1. Same situation in our home too.. I love mushrooms and my husband can’t stand them. So I wait and make them when he’s out of town and unfortunately that hasn’t been happening that often recently 🙁
    Mushroom curry looks delicious.

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