Mushroom in rose gravy

A mushroom dish with a flowery twist. This dish is not a low fat dish.

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Ingredients

Button Mushroom -250 gms

Onions – 2 medium size

Milk – 2 cups

Malai or Fresh Cream – 1 cup

Garlic – 5-6 cloves

Green Chillies – 2-3 (can be increased or reduced depending on your requirement of spiciness)

Clove (Laung) – 4-5

Dal Chini (Cinnamon) – ½ inch stick

Cardamom (Eliachi) – 2

Kasuri Methi (dry) – 2 tsp

Jaggery – 1 lemon size ball

Rose Petals (desi gulab) – 1 cup

Rose water – 2 tsp

Rose essence – 2-3 drops (if the rose essence is synthetic one, use as per the strength, natural rose essence is strong and just 2-3 drops are enough)

Kalonji (Nigella seeds) – ½ tsp

Salt – as per taste

Coriander – for garnishing

Butter – for frying mushrooms

Garam Masala – 1 tsp

Oil -1 tsp (can be avoided)

Water – ¼ cup

 

Method

Make a paste of onion, garlic and green chillies. Keep aside. Make a paste of rose petals with a little milk and keep aside.

Dry roast clove and cinnamon. Grind them in a coarse powder with cardamom.

Dice the mushrooms and fry them in butter in a non stick pan. Keep fried mushrooms aside. Heat the same pan (if there is butter left in it, please don’t add any oil, else add oil). Now add kalonji, when it starts to crackle add the onion paste. Keep stirring the onion paste, when it starts changing colour (it would become a light shade of pinkish brown) add water, simmer the heat to the lowest. Now add milk, keep on stirring the mix else the milk would start curdling. Add the dry roasted spice mix. When the mix starts boiling (bubbling) add rose petal paste, fried mushrooms salt and jaggery. Keep stirring, cook for 7-8 minutes. Now add rose water, rose essence and malai or fresh cream. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Dry roast Kasuri Methi. Make a powder (roasted kasuri methi is easily crushed). Add to the dish. Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with chopped coriander.

One can replace mushrooms with Chicken or Paneer (cottage cheese) in this dish. If adding chicken, please remember the cooking time would have to be adjusted.

Serve it with Laccha paranthas, tawa chapati or even plain naan.

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Garlic Mushroom Capsicum Fry

A simple easy recipe, for those spicy cravings but not too heavy on spices.

Ingredients

Mushrooms – 150 gms (diced)

Capsicum (Diced) – 1 cup

Onion (Medium Size) – 1 (finely diced)

Garlic Paste – 3 tbsp

Green Chilly paste 1 tbsp (this can be reduced or increased as per your taste requirement)

Kalonji (nigella seed)– 1 tsp

Lemon – Juice of 1 lemons

Sonth (dry ginger powder) – 1 tsp

Salt – as per taste.

Coriander (Finely chopped) – for garnishing

Oil – for frying

Method

In a bowl mix mushrooms and capsicum with garlic paste, chilly paste, lemon juice, sonth and salt. Keep aside (for at least 10-15 minutes, it would taste better if you can keep it for ½ hour).

In a pan heat oil, add kalonji. When kalonji starts to crackle add onions. Fry onions till they change their colour to light pink (become translucent). Now add marinated mushrooms and capsicum. Fry till the capsicum and mushrooms are done (capsicum would become soft and mushrooms would change colour, because of garlic marinade there would be slight browning).

Please remember to keep on stirring the vegetables, if they are not stirred because of garlic marinade they would stick to the pan.

Instead of oil one can use butter also.

Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

One can serve it with any sweet sauce. I served it with homemade Beetroot Tomato Garlic Sauce.

Spicy Garlic Mushroom Bell Pepper Capsicum Fry

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This is simple quick recipe, can be used as a side dish, a starter, a topping, a filling for sandwiches etc.

Ingredients

Mushroom  – 150 gms (chopped)

Red & Yellow Bell Pepper –  One cup (diced / cubed, both mixed)

Capsicum – ½ cup (diced / cubed, both mixed)

Onion – 1 medium size (diced)

Garlic – 10-15 cloves

Ginger – ½ inch piece

Green Chilly –2-3 (can be increased or reduced depending on your requirement of spiciness)

Sonth (dry ginger powder) – 1 tsp

Curd – 3 tbsp

Besan – 1 tbsp (dry roasted)

Amchoor – 1 tsp

Kalonji – 2 pinches

Lemon juice – 1 tsp (the sourness can be adjusted as per liking)

Fresh Coriander (Hara Dhania) – For garnishing

Salt  –  To taste

Oil – for cooking

 

Method

Wash and clean all vegetables. Cut the ginger in small juliennes. Now make a paste of ½ of these juliennes with garlic and chillies. Keep aside.

Make a marinade of ginger-garlic-chilly paste, besan, amchoor, salt, sonth and curd. Add mushrooms, bell peppers, capsicum and onion. Keep aside for at least 10-15 minutes.

In a pan, heat oil. Add kalonji. When kalonji seeds start crackling add the vegetables in marinade. Keep on turning the vegetables to avoid sticking. Cook on low heat till the mix starts leaving side and oil. The mix would also start turning brown now. Add lemon juice.  Add remaining ginger juliennes. Cook for 2-3 minutes more.

Garnish with coriander and serve.

P.S. – The sourness depends on one’s taste bud. The curd (depending on the sourness) and amchoor would make the mix sour. Taste and adjust lemon juice accordingly. Instead of amchoor one can add chaat masala (to make it more spicy) – please add salt accordingly if chaat masla is used.

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