Thursday, November 8, 2012


You are in a hurry and want to prepare something spicy?.... I give you... Mushroom Piralan. Mushroom contains 80-90% of water and are very low in calories.Mushrooms are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that helps lower elevated blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke.

Ingredients :

Button Mushrooms : 200g, Cleaned & halved
Chilly Powder : 1/2tsp
Coriander Powder : 1tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/4tsp
Garam Masala : 1/2tsp
Crushed Pepper : 1/2tsp++
Thick Coconut Milk : 1/2Cup
Coconut Oil : 1tbsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/4tsp
Onion : 2,finely chopped
Ginger : 1 1/2tsp
Curry Leaves : 2springs

Method :

1. In a heavy bottom vessel combine mushrooms, chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, salt and garam masala along with coconut milk. Close with a tight lid and heat on low-medium flame. After 4-5 minutes when gravy is thick turn of the flame.

2. Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add chopped ginger and saute till its light brown in color. Add onion & Curry leaves and saute till it becomes translucent.  

3. Now add cooked mushroom with its gravy and combine well. Adjust salt and saute till the gravy starts sticking to each mushrooms.

4. Serve mushroom piralan hot with rice or chappathi.
[Recipe courtesy : Lakshmi Nair's Magic Oven]