Kerala style pepper mushroom

"Kerala style pepper mushroom is a vegan and gluten-free recipe from South India. This easy dry mushroom recipe gets ready within minutes and tastes amazing."
-- @greenbowl2soul
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 500 grams button mushrooms
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 1 green chili, sliced
  • 1 tablespoons ginger garlic paste
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3/4 tablespoons black pepper corn, roughly crushed
  • 1/2 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons garam masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil/ any cooking oil of your choice


  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a pan and add fennel seeds. Saute for a few seconds till they become fragrant.

  • Step 2

    Add sliced onion, curry leaves, green chilies and sauté for around 8-10 minutes, till onion becomes translucent.

  • Step 3

    Next, add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for around a minute. Throw in the mushrooms, spices, salt and mix well.

  • Step 4

    Cook the mushrooms for 10-12 minutes or till the mushrooms are nicely cooked and the water released by mushrooms gets almost dry. Keep on stirring in between. Once mushrooms are cooked, switch off the gas.

  • Step 5

    Add lime juice and coriander leaves to the mushrooms and mix well.

  • Step 6

    Serve hot with roti or rice.

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