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Mushroom Thoran (Kerala Style)

Mushrooms are used in all types of cuisines. It adapts so well to different flavor combinations. Today’s recipe is from the southern state of India called Kerala, where the mushroom is cooked with onion, garlic and coconut. Mushrooms and coconut make a wonderful combination. You should try it to enjoy. So here is the recipe.

Ingredients

  • Mushroom – 250 grams (1/2 lb)
  • Onion – 1/2 (chopped)
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

To Coarsely crush

  • Grated Coconut – 4 tbsp
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Cumin/Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Green Chili – 1
  • Pepper – 3 seeds

For Tempering

  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chili – 1
  • Curry leaves – few

Method

  1. Wipe the mushroom with a clean cloth and chop it. Keep it ready.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. Once it crackles, add the dry red chili and curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped onion and turmeric powder. Saute for a minute.
  4. Add the chopped mushroom along with required salt. Cover with a lid and do not add any water. The moisture from the mushroom is sufficient.
  5. In the meantime, coarsely crush the coconut with garlic, cumin seeds, green chili and peppercorns. Just add the ingredients to the mixer or blender and pulse it till it forms a coarse mixture.
  6. After the moisture from the mushroom dries up, add this crushed mixture.
  7. Stir fry for couple of minutes and switch off.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve this mushroom thoran with white rice and some curry. It also goes well with chapatti.