Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spicy Chettinaad Mushroom Masala

I have slowly started to buy and cook Mushroom's. This is the second time, i cooked with Mushroom, and its again the same Mushroom Curry. More than me, My hubby loved it. I did'nt have any idea, of how to prepare it, but some how i framed the recipe, while i cleaned the mushroom's and its here. I would say, this is a very simple recipe, even a beginner can try this .

Chettinaad Mushroom Masala

Spicy Chettinaad Mushroom Masala Recipe

Chettinaad Mushroom MasalaPrep Time15 mins 
Cooking Time: 10 mins  
Recipe CuisineIndian
Recipe TypeCurry


Mushroom's - 200gms
Red Onion - 1 ( of Medium size, Finely Chopped)
Tomatoes - 2 (Chopped)
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Corriander Powder - 2 tsp
Curry Leaves - 5
Corriander Leaves Finely Chopped - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Saunf /Sombu - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Mince the following with your Spice Grinder:

Garlic - 5 pod's
Ginger - 1/2 inch size
Green Chilli - 1

How to Prepare:

1. Have Garlic, Ginger and Green Chilli in spice your Spice Grinder, mince them
and keep aside. do not make them into paste, by adding water. the taste differ's.

2. Wash the Mushroom's and Let them dry. You can also wipe them with a clean cloth.

3. Chop the Onion's and Tomatoe's finely.

4. Heat the Oil in a Kadaai / Pan. Add Mustard, when it pop's, add Saunf , tored
Red chilli's and the minced ginger-garlic-green chilli pieces. Saute them, till the
raw smell goes off.

5. Add Onion's and fry them. add tomatoe's and fry along with onion's.

6. Add Turmeric Powder, Salt, Corriander powder and Pepper Powder to the
onion, Tomato mix and mix them well.

7. Add the Mushroom's, and mix well with the masala. Mushroom's get cooked in 2-3
minutes. add Curry leaves and Leave the pan in slow flame, till the oil seperate's from
the masala. Garnish with Corriander Leaves.

Mushroom Curry with Chapathi

It was so Spicy, with the spiciness of Red Chilli, Green Chilli and Pepper Powder. for me it was like a pickle. Try this, iam sure Spice Lover's will have no regret in trying it.

Now these Spicy Chettinaad Mushroom Masala moves to my RCI - Pondicherry Cuisine.


Yes you can send me even Chettinaad Special's. Tamil, Andhra, Kerala and Indo-French Recipe's. The above all come under this wonderfull RCI-Pondicherry Cuisine.


  1. Wow this is one of the most delicous mushroom dish i have ever seen. Looks so so delcious.

  2. Wow mushroo curry looks too yummy...really inviting platter Lavi!

  3. Yummy mushroom..Love the chettinad dishes..They are flavorful and tasty..Can smell the aroma here Lavi...

  4. HC..That's a Huge Compliment! Thanks!

    Priya..This is the first time, i made the platter look like the one's served in restaurant's..Glad u like it!

    Yes Pooja..Chettinaad Cuisine is so Flavourfull!

  5. Mushroom masala looks spicy & would be perfect for rotis.

  6. Lately I have been enjoying mushrooms more too, I couldn't stand them when I was younger, but my tastes are changing. This recipe looks very good!

  7. I love mushrooms but have never tried them the Chettinad way. Looks really good

  8. Hi Lavi,
    I first tasted chettinad cuisine at Anjappar restaurant...I was in ;)due to the spicy food but loved and enjoyed it thoroughly.
    U dish looks equally promising. Good snaps to tempt.

  9. I make mushroom masala almost the same way! Let me think what i can send for the event!

  10. Anything chettinad is a perfect side... this looks amazing... You can send this to - Wfy side dish event this will make a nice entry...

  11. Looks like a chicken curry! :) Very detailed and yumm in texture!

  12. Lovely dish. A loves mushroom, but I don't like it too much. So, we hardly make it!

  13. Thanks for dropping by...Mushroom curry looks very spicy and tempting...NEver knew that chettinad dishes comes under RCI:Pondicherry..

  14. yummy mushroom..too good looking more recipe for a days i have decided to use more i want more new recipes using mushroom..thnaks for the is so tempting dear :)

  15. Mouthwatering mushroom curry..So spicy and yummm..Will surely try this one ,Lavi!

  16. Hey Lavi, looks yummy. Nice click.

  17. Lovely curry, Lavi :)..we heartily love mushroom masala with anything..super clicks too..just congratulated in your previous click winning post..:)..sorry for my late comment...
    May all your dreams come true, dear!!!

  18. Wow! wht a wonderful color. Mushroom curry looks lovely. Bookmarked.

  19. wow..the curry looks gorgeous...!!
    lovely colour

  20. Love mushrooms. This dish looks so wonderful! The colour of the gravy is so rich and appealing.

  21. lavi,
    first time to ur blog..
    mushroom masala looks mouthwatering..

  22. Hi Lavi, How are you? The mushroom masala looks so tempting...spicy and yummy :)

  23. That does look spicy! Great post Lavi :)

  24. wow this mushroom masala must be very delicious since there are many spices that are tasty and yummy. Since I prefer a little variety of spices in cooking, I don't mind trying this recipe.Hope you visit my blog and would love to have your feedback on my recipes.

  25. Great recipe, tried it and it came out very well. I have been looking for this kind of recipe since long, and was so happy to find your blog. Simple yet tasty recipe. Thanks!
    ~ Navtara

  26. Forgot to mention, just wanted to experiment with this recipe with eggs and added a few boiled egg pieces to the masala and it was awesome!! thank you :)
    ~ Navtara

  27. Thank You Navtara..iam happy that you liked it. and i love the idea of adding eggs in this masala. will try ur idea!


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    Respect others work or place and never ever come here.

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  29. Hi,
    I tried this and it tasted good. But once I added mushrooms, it started giving out water and it became a gravy.. Any idea what was the reason?
    Thank you

  30. Hi, Mushrooms tend to release the water content. thats normal. what you should have done is leave the pan open at high flame for 3-4 mins, so that the water gets absorbed.

    also make sure to add washed and wiped mushroom.

  31. Looking yummy like it ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

  32. Looks good, trying it now....

  33. Today I tried it, it is very tasty and my sweetheart, who didn't like mushrooms, tasted it and love it, am very happy.. Thanks Lavi

  34. when i bought mushrooms for the first time,i had no idea how to cook them.To make it worse,my wife is away on her studies!thanks to google that i found you.Really great receipe.thank you so much.btw,I had no tomatoes,so used sauce.

  35. Hi Lavi,

    This is my first time at your Website. I cooked the 'Spicy Chettinaad Mushroom Masala' according to the recipe that you have shared with us, and it was quite nice.

    HAVING SAID THAT, I have to ask whether this is indeed a CHETTINAADU dish. The reason for my DOUBT is this recipe does NOT include spices/herbs such as ANNASIPOO (star anise), MARATTI MOKKU, KALPAASI, etc., which are more or less a staple in Chettinaadu cuisine.

    Please do correct me if I am wrong. :).


  36. Hi Lavi,
    I just tried your mushroom receipe.Its come out really well.Thank you for this receipe.

  37. Hey lavi,
    Thanks a ton for this recipe I've tried and first time my brother-in-law appreciated my receipe.

  38. Hi Lavi,

    Tried the recipe and it came out very well. It was super yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

    PS: did a little addition - added coconut milk as well.

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