Friday, September 01, 2006

Pepper Mushroom

Pepper Mushroom-Again,this is one of my easy dish(easy means made in less time).

  • White button mushroom-1 box/1 pound chopped
(To clean mushrooms, wet any towel in water(damp towel) and using it rub the dirt on the mushrooms.Mushroom tends to let out water when they cook.So if you wash mushrooms directly in water,it becomes rubbery when cooked and loses taste)
  • Onion-1 medium finely chopped
  • Tomato-1 small finelly chopped
  • Cilantro/kothamalli illai(in tamil)-6 or 7 stripes finely chopped
  • Powders-turmeric 1/4 tsp,redchilli pwd 1/4 tsp,cumin pwd 1/4 tsp,pepper pwd 3/4 tsp
  • Seasoning-cumin/jeera seeds
  • Oil-3 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Lime juice-2 to 3 squeezes

Heat a kadai on stove,add oil,when it is heated,add the cumin/jeera seeds for seasoning.When it splutters,add onions saute for 2 mins,add tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.Add the chopped mushrooms and coat it nicely with onion and tomato mixture.Now add the powders.Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.Mushroom loses its water contents in this stage.Let the water to evaporate making the contents thick.Add salt and cook for 1 min.Remove from heat, garnish with chopped corriander leaves.Add lime juice.

Serve as a side dish for chapatis.

pepper mushroom-side dish for chapatis

  • Adjust the pepper powder depending on how much hot you want the dish to be.
  • It tastes good if cooked with EVOO-Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Preparation time:
  • Side dish-15 to 20 minutes (from scratch to finish)
  • Chapatis-30 minutes (again with multitasking effort)

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