May 25, 2011

Mushroom Manchurian

Hey, I'm all excited. This is my first blog post.

A perfect way to get started is with a starter :-) And here is the recipe...


Closed cup or button mushrooms - 250 gms
For the batter
Plain flour/maida - 1 cup
Cornflour - 1/2 cup
Egg -1 (Optional)
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp

For the masala
Sunflower oil - 1-2 tbsp
Finely chopped Ginger, Garlic and Green Chillies - 1 tsp each
Finely chopped Onion - 1 big
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp (or more to suit your taste)
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
spring Onions and Coriander leaves chopped - a handful

Method of Preparation:

1. Beat the egg and add flour/maida and cornflour. Add Pepper powder and salt. Mix well and add a little water to make a thick batter.
2. Clean and cut mushroom to bite size pieces. Dip them in the batter and deep fry till they turn golden brown.
3. Drain and keep it aside.
4. Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for a minute.
5. Add the chopped onions and saute till it becomes soft.
6. Now add soya sauce, tomato ketchup, chilly powder and pepper powder and mix well.
7. Add the fried mushrooms and give it a good stir. Make sure that the mushrooms are coated well with the masala
8. Add the chopped spring onions and coriander leaves and mix well.
9. Serve hot :-)

This dish tastes best when served piping hot. Best paired with fried rice

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