Introduction: Simple and Tasty Mushroom Fry

About: I am a retired Science Teacher for Higher Secondary Education. Now spend my time on Gardening and other hobbies

Mushrooms can be cooked in many ways. This recipe here is a very simple and tasty one in which mushrooms are stir-fried with lots of onions without any spices.

I made this dish with 200 grams of Button Mushroom which can be served as one of the main courses

Step 1: Clean Mushrooms

The Button Mushrooms are grown in farms in high altitude areas in our place. The packed mushrooms are brought from the farms and sold by street vendors. I purchased 200 grams which is enough for a small family of 4 to 5 people. These mushrooms are cultivated in an organic growing media,
  • Place the mushroom in a vessel and add handful of salt
  • Add small amount of water and clean the mushrooms to remove any trace of growing media.
  • Drain out the salt water and wash once again in clean water

Step 2: Dice Mushrooms

When you buy farm-grown Button mushroom, you can find a portion of stem attached to the heads. Do not throw them out as they can also be used in cooking

  • Detach the stems from the heads and dice them to small pieces
  • Then you can dice the heads to about half an inch cubes with a knife

Step 3: Prepare the Ingredients

  • Take about 200 grams of onions and chop them into small pieces. I have taken 200 grams which is equal to the weight of Mushrooms.
  • Take 3 to 4 Green chilies and split them in half. You can add few more as per your taste.

Other Ingredients

  • One teaspoon of Cumin seeds
  • One teaspoon of mustard seeds mixed with split black-gram lentils
  • A bunch of Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Half a teaspoon of Asafoetida powder
  • 2 tablespoon of Cooking oil (We use Rice Bran oil)

Step 4: Preparation Step 1

  • Place a frying pan over medium heat and add 2 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • When the oil is heated, add mustard seeds mixed with split black-gram lentils
  • Once the mustard seeds start to crack, add a bunch of curry leaves and Cumin seeds
  • Add the split green chilies to the pan and stir fry for a minute

Step 5: Preparation Step 2

  • Now add the chopped onions to the pan and saute till the onion pieces are fried to a golden brown
  • Add the diced mushroom pieces to the frying pan and mix well with other ingredients
  • If you look at the last picture, you can see that the water content from mushrooms is oozing out. You need to stir-fry till all moisture content evaporates from the pan

Step 6: Preparation Step 3

  • After a few minutes of stir-frying, all water content is evaporated from the pan
  • Add half a teaspoon of Asafoetida powder and salt to taste.

Step 7: Serve Hot

  • Now our Mushroom stir-fry is ready
  • Transfer the Mushroom stir-fry from the pan to a serving dish

This simple mushroom stir-fry with onion tastes so good, everybody at our home loves it. This dish is served as one of the main course with lunch.

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