South Indian veg Veg Dishes

Mushroom Chettinadu (Mushrooms in spicy gravy) South Indian

Today I am so happy and relaxed as i’ve learned quite a few things about blogging. Last few days, I’ve been struggling to learn the art of blogging .As a novice blogger, I was lost at many places,with no one around to ask help for. Most of the time, when I want to publish a post,my family is out for their work &school. I would feel terrible without help to solve the issue but Google always was beside me, helping me to find a way out.Love you Google! muah!!!
Today, I got some nice mushrooms in my kitchen. My friends have been asking me for some nice south Indian vegetarian recipes. So, i decided to make Chettinadu Mushroom masala for dinner.

My choosy teenager Adi also loved it. Well, that gives me a lot of confidence to post the recipe here.


Oil – 4 to 5 tbsp
freshly grated coconut – 1 cup
green cardmoms – 3 nos
cloves – 3 nos
poppy seeds – 2 tbsp
cashew nuts – 10 nos
whole red chillies – 3 ( upto u)
coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
fennel seeds- 1 tsp
cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Onion – 1 big
tomatoes – 1 medium size
Ginger – 1 inch( minced)
chopped garlic – 1 tsp
curry leaves- 1 strand
turmeric pdr – 1 pinch
salt – to taste
Mushrooms – 200 gm ( Cut into 4 equal piece)
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Soak cashew nuts and poppy seeds in water for 20 minutes.
First You have to make a dry roasted masala.
1. Add 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cardamoms and cloves into the oil.Add whole coriander,cumin seeds,fennel seeds,red chillies and freshly grated coconut into the pan and roast for 7 to 8 minutes on medium flame.
2. Transfer the above masala into a mixie along with cashew nuts ,ginger and poppy seeds. Grind to a fine smooth paste.Keep aside.
3.Add some oil in a wok/kadai. Add finely chopped onions and garlic and saute till golden brown. Add tomatoes, turmeric and some red chilli powder into the kadai. Saute for 2 minutes. Now add the roasted and ground masala into the kadai. Saute for 4 minutes. Add the washed and cut mushrooms and salt into it. Mix gently and saute on high flame for 3 minutes. Now on low flame ,cover and cook for 10 minutes.Stir occasionaly.
5.Add water for your preferred consistency. Once the gravy is nice brown and aromatic, switch off the flame.
4. In a small pan, heat one tsp of oil and add mustard seeds and curry leave into it . Pour it over the gravy as seasoning.
Enjoy hot with any type of breads or rice.


By sarithakumbakkara

Hii, I'm Saritha who is finding it extremely difficult to write a paragraph about myself . I have already written few lines and deleted them too as some where i was sounding a bit underconfident or some times a bit too boasty. I don't like to be either of them as i believe that finding a balance between the above mentioned is the blissful state of mind which i always would prefer to be in.I am trying my best here to give you a clear idea about myself ;)
I belong to God's own country, Kerala and i am a big fan of the cuisine of the state . Professionally i'm a mentor of young minds . As i am married to an Indian air force Pilot, i had been living in various parts of the country. I would love to call myself and my hubby as avid travellers as that's one thing which thrills me and lifts up my mood drastically from 'being balanced yet a little boring ' to 'extremely enthusisatic'.I have two sons (a deadly combination to handle) Aditya 13 and Aarush 7 who are choosy in eating like most of the kids. I love my travels and it gives me amble exposure to taste various cuisines within and outside the country. Socializing and parties have always been a part of our Airforce life and who would not like to see the smile on your guest's face after tasting your food. That's how i started cooking and tasting and experimenting.I had seen he days where i found" breaking an egg without creating a mess" as my life's biggest challenge.(lol ;) ).But past few years in cooking has made me realise that it isn't Rocket science.
List of people who can make use of my blog
1. Newly married brides who are struggling with masalas and utensils.
2. Any one who wants to try out something new and exceptional . ( i knw i knw, here i'm a littlt boasty)
3.Bachelor / forced bachelor boys who has developed acidity due to over indulgence in restaurants .Now it's time to cook a meal for yourselves guys. As i said, it's not rocket science.
4. Any one who loves me . Muah....
Go Ahead.... Try out my recipes and Enjoyyyy....

12 replies on “Mushroom Chettinadu (Mushrooms in spicy gravy) South Indian”

This looks really delicious!! Love the color of the family loves mushrooms will surely try it, i always make one standard version whihc they are bored of 🙂 And that picture of Adi is funny 🙂 Good one!

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This looks very yummy. Will try making it soon.. As you are learning blogging, I am learning cooking and here also Google is a great help. 🙂

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