Sunday, December 4, 2016



From time to time, I make dishes using Button Mushrooms as they are said to be especially strong on antioxidants. I have tried out many mushroom dishes. You will find recipes for mushrooms cooked in different ways to make very tasty dishes such as Mushroom Pepper Fry, Mushroom Sukka, and Schezwan Mushrooms. elsewhere in this blog.

Today's recipe is for an easy to make side dish from North India called Khumb Masala. As you might know, "Khumb" is the Hindi word for Mushrooms. This is a time saver as mushrooms get cooked pretty quickly.

I prefer this dish to be quite spicy as reflected in the ingredients used. You can scale down the spice level if you so wish. This side dish goes well with rotis, naans and the like.

  • Khumb ( Button Mushrooms) 200 gms
  • Onion, large-sized, finely chopped, 1
  • Tomato, large-sized, chopped, 1
  • Haldi (Turmeric) Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 1 to 1 and 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Dhania (Coriander) Powder, 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin (Jeera) Powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, for garnish 

Clean the button mushrooms and quarter them. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadhai and when it gets hot add the chopped onion and saute till it becomes a light golden brown 
Add the chopped tomato and saute for a couple of minutes till it becomes mushy
To this add haldi, chilli, dhania, and jeera powder. Mix well and fry till the spices get well blended with the onion and tomato mixture
Next add the quartered khumb/ mushrooms and salt
There is no need to add any water as the mushrooms themselves will give off water when you add salt
Mix well and cook covered on medium flame till the mushrooms get done
Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves
Serve hot with rotis, phulkas, naan etc

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