Friday, January 16, 2015

HAKKA MUSHROOMS

HAKKA MUSHROOMS

I had already made noodles and was looking to make a dish with mushrooms to go well with it when I came across this recipe for Hakka Mushrooms from Tarlaji Dalal, a cookery expert whom I greatly admire. I have adapted this from her recipe.

It was easy to make, took just about 20 minutes to complete and made a tasty combination with the mushrooms (tossed in garlic, chilli and soy sauce) complementing the noodles so very well.

You will like this dish if you enjoy the dark soy sauce as we do. Remember, as mushrooms shrink in volume when cooked, this recipe is adequate for a serving for two.




Ingredients:
  • Mushrooms, cut into halves, 200 gms
  • Cornflour, 1 tsp
  • Soy Sauce, 2 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Garlic, finely chopped, 4 pods
  • Green Chilli, finely chopped, 1 * I used 2
  • Spring Onions, finely chopped with greens, 1 cup
  • Chilli Powder, a pinch * I didn't use this
  • Oil. 1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
Method:

Soak the mushrooms in warm water for about 10 minutes and then wash them thoroughly
Cut the mushrooms into halves and keep aside.
Take the cornflour in a bowl and pour in 2 tablespoons of water and 2 & 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce
Mix well till the cornflour is fully dissolved and keep aside
Heat oil in a non-stick pan. When it gets heated, add the chopped garlic and chopped green chillies
and saute till you get a good aroma and the garlic turns slightly golden
Add the halved mushrooms and salt and saute on medium flame for 3-4 minutes
Now add the cornflour-soy sauce mixture and saute for 2-3 minutes till the mushrooms are well-coated in the sauce
Add the chopped spring onion greens and mix well
Sprinkle the chilli powder ( if being used) and serve immediately