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Kadahi Mushroom

Posted on 10:25 PM by

Last week was a movie marathon at our home. Both me and my husband, big time movie buffs really miss our weekly visits to the cinema halls...he being a complete addict and I giving him a good enough company (hopefully). But this was a story before our son was born i.e. two and a half years back. Now we try to catch up most of it at home itself. So yes we watched quite an interesting mix of them - "I am" by Onir, starring such a nice ensemble cast of Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala, Rahul Bose, Sanjay Suri and Nandita Das. This was followed the next day by "Shor, in the city" which made me see Tushaar Kapoor slightly differently. And the next day was fun movie "Mirch". What struck me was that none of them were the typical Bollywood masala, but all handling different subjects in a mature , sensitive and fun manner. Surely our movies have grown, and by that I don't mean that these movies are any milestones of achievement yet they are individual pearls, which strings the new breed of creativity and maturity.

So when the theme was Bollywood, food also had to match the mood. Right? And this was done rightfully so by "Kadahi Mushroom", a common yet not a very traditional recipe.

As many of must already be aware Kadahi Chicken & Kadahi Paneer are called so because of no earth-shattering reason, but for the fact that it gets its flavours from being cooked in the quintessential Indian "Kadahi". I had been making this dish slightly differently earlier (will post that some other time), but when I chanced upon this recipe in an old magazine, I gave it a shot and it surely had a restaurant feel. This along with Gobhi Makhni or Dal Makhni will just complete the Bollywood meal. 

Kadahi Mushroom Recipe

Button Mushrooms - 200 gms (1 packet) 
Capsicum - 1 cut lengthwise in 1" pieces
Onions - 2 (finely chopped)
Ginger - 1/2" piece
Garlic flakes - 5-6
Tomatoes - 2-3 finely chopped
Dry red chillies - 2
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds - A pinch
Salt - As per taste
Olive Oil - 3 tbsp (This complements the flavours very well)

  • Grind ginger & garlic to a psate and grind dry red chilly and coriander seeds with a mortar & pestle (I ground it all together)
  • Wash mushrooms well and cut them in half
  • Heat oil in a kadahi and add mushrooms. Stir occasionally for 6-7 mins till done
  • Then add the capsicum. Cook on medium flame for another 5 mins. Ensure that both mushroom and capsicum is done well at this stage itself.Remove both mushroom and capsicum from oil on a tissue paper. Set aside.
  • In the same oil, add onion and saute till light brown
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute. Then add the chilly-coriander mixture
  • Add chopped tomatoes. Cook for 7-8 mins till oil separates. Add 1/4 cup water and mix well
  • Add cooked mushrooms and capsicum. Stir fry for 2-3 mins.
  • Serve hot with nan or roti. You can garnish with slit green chillies

Sending this as my entry to Cooking with Herbs & Flowers - Mushroom event, originally started by seduceyourtastebuds.

13 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. Priya (Yallapantula) MitharwalMay 25, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    hey, nice presentation and thanks for those movie names. We are not movie buffs, but like to view not usual bollywood masala films. We watched dhobi ghaat last weekend. It was slow, but I liked it, special Prateik Babbar, I love him, maybe I am prejudiced as he looks like his mom :)

  2. Taste JunctionMay 25, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Ya I knw..what u mean, If we were in college, we might have even fallen for him :) ..And for Hindi movies, you can just about ask anything, my husband is a big time movie buff!!

  3. SarasMay 26, 2011 at 4:43 AM

    I love to have mushroom in different form..your click makes me droll..

  4. VardhiniMay 26, 2011 at 5:41 AM

    Love the presentation .. kadahi mushroom looks yummy.


  5. Umm MymoonahMay 26, 2011 at 6:25 AM

    Crisp looking pictures, looks delicious.

  6. SunandaMay 26, 2011 at 8:46 AM

    First time here..u hv a wonderful space with mouthwatering recipes n pics...
    Visit mine as time permits...
    Sunanda's Kitchen

  7. kankanaMay 26, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    just like u guys we both are a huge movie freak except the husband watches only english movie. I tease him by calling 'firangi pati' :D This dish did absolute justice to the theme ..

  8. RevaMay 26, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    This is yum... awesome presentation:)

  9. PriyaMay 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Thats a delicious,stunning and very tempting kadahi mushrooms,beautiful click..

    Btw regarding ur q'n, we got a street full of indian super markets and groceries here, all credits goes to Pondicherry Indians and Srilankans people..I dont miss anything here..

  10. Sushma MallyaMay 26, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Thanks for dropping by my blog...u have an amazing blog and ur pics are so good...lovely photography I must say..kadai mushroom looks simply delicious!

  11. kankanaMay 26, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Hey I didn't attend Dario Milano's workshop :)I attended Penny's workshop .. online .. it was in creativelive few weeks back. :) From where did you hear that ? :)

  12. PushpaMay 27, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    The melody song from the movie Shor is still buzzing in my ears.Kadai mushroom looks very yummy.

  13. Apani RasoiDecember 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Please find more punjabi and sindhi recipes

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