MUSHROOM STIR FRY
Checking all the necessary boxes for being a great recipe, Mushroom Stir Fry is a wholesome, quick, healthy and simple recipe that involves modest ingredients and an extremely easy preparation method. Even with a small list of ingredients involved in the dish, Mushroom Stir Fry manages to be a flavour bomb that cheers up the palate the instant it touches the tongue.
Popularity of Mushroom Stir Fry
While a decadent dish can steal your heart, it will be a simple soul pleasing dish that will always remain your favourite and be the comfort food you crave after a tiring day. Mushroom Stir Fry is one such dish, the comfort, the simplicity and the wholesomeness of this humble dish is the reason it has so many fans, followers and lovers.
Taste and Flavour of Mushroom Stir Fry
With an undertone of spices, Mushroom Stir Fry celebrates its two key ingredients, mushroom and onion by enhancing their flavour, texture and aromatics. Every ingredient in the recipe plays a special role. While they lend their own unique flavour to the dish, they also complement each other really well.
The magic trick here is the caramelisation on the onion and mushrooms. While the former lends a sweet tone, the mushrooms gives off a unique earthy and meaty flavour. Other ingredient of Mushroom Stir Fry such as cumin, green chilli, red chilli powder and garam masala bind the flavours of onions and mushrooms to create a culinary sensation.
The Speciality of Mushroom Stir Fry
A dish that is so simple to cook but could still maintain such great taste, with a complexity of flavors and texture, is indeed a very special dish. Whether an amateur cook, an intermediate one or a professional chef, Mushroom Stir Fry is close to everyone’s heart.
Mushroom Stir Fry serve as a perfect base for many recipes, as per the chef’s innovativeness new ingredients and techniques could be added to build a new dish.
Serving and presentation ideas for Mushroom Stir Fry
Mushroom Stir Fry is more of a comfort food, so just placing it in a nice bowl will do the trick. However, to enhance the look and the taste of dish you can add ginger juliennes, onions and a bit of coriander as a garnish.
The simplicity of the dish makes it quite versatile, for instance any bread from laccha paratha to pita bread works really well. In fact, Mushroom Stir Fry can be trusted as a great accompaniment to any other vegetarian or non – vegetarian gravy dish.
How to Prepare Mushroom Stir Fry
A fairly simple recipe, the trick to cook Mushroom Stir Fry to perfection is to give it patience and love. It may sound a cliché, but it is true in all its entirety. As mentioned above the dish’s magic is weaved by the caramelisation of onion and mushroom; it is important to maintain a steady temperature that helps them to cook properly, without being burnt.
Mushroom Stir Fry
Recipe summary for Mushroom Stir Fry
Mushroom Stir Fry usually takes around 30 minutes with around 10 minutes of prep time and around 20 minutes of cook time. The below-mentioned recipe and ingredients are for 2- 3 servings.
- Button Mushroom – 200 – 250 grams
- Onion – 2 medium sized or 130 – 135 grams
- Cumin – ½ teaspoon
- Turmeric powder – 1/8 teaspoon
- Kashmiri red chili powder = ½ teaspoon
- Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
- Green chili – 1 piece
- Oil – 2 Tablespoon
- Dry fenugreek leaves – ½ tablespoon
- Salt – as per required
- Coriander leaves – 1 – 2 tablespoon
How to make
Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe
Clean and chop the mushroom
Wash the mushrooms thoroughly to clean the dirt off it. Use a clean napkin to pat dry the mushrooms in order to remove excess moisture. Trim thin slices from the ends of the stem and cut the mushrooms into halves or quarters depending upon their size. For a good caramelization, medium slices of mushroom are preferable.
Chop other veggies
Slice the onions into cubes and slice the green chilies thinly and deseed.
Step by Step Recipe for Mushroom Stir Fry
Add oil to a thick bottomed pan. Once heated add cumin, add onions once the cumin starts spluttering. Sauté the onions on a low flame for 5 – 6 minutes or until they turn little brown. After all, a good Mushroom Stir Fry needs some good caramelisation on those onions.
Next add Mushroom to the mix, sauté them on a medium high flame for about 2 minutes. The mushroom will release water, add some salt at this stage and sauté them with patience switching between medium and low flame until the water dries up. Here mushrooms will gain a sheen and will start turning brown form the edges.
Add turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder, green chilies and give them a good mix. Check the salt and add more if required. Add dry fenugreek leaves and switch off the flame. Cover with a lid and let the Mushroom Stir Fry sit for about 10 minutes.
Add coriander leaves on top before serving, serve along with rice or bread.
- Mushroom release water while cooking, so you do need to add additional water as it will take the caramelization effect we are looking at.
- Mushrooms cooked be easily over cooked and for a dish like Mushroom Stir Fry that sort of solely depends on mushrooms, the whole is dish is spoiled.
- Spice in the current recipe is kept minimalistic, if required add more spices via adding more green chilies or the red chili powder.
Approximate nutritional value per serving for Mushroom Pepper Fry
- Calories – 130 - 150
- Total Fat - 6 g
- Sodium - 5mg
- Potassium – 300 mg
- Total Carbohydrates - 15g
- Dietary Fibre – 2 g
- Sugars - 4 g
- Protein - 3 g
This recipe is fairly simple and gives you ample opportunity for exploration, you can make several permutation and combination with a number of veggies and ingredients that goes well with Mushrooms and onions.