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Saturday, September 18, 2010


Most people don't like mushrooms, but I love them. Last night, my friend Robbi and her friend Phil called me over for Mushroom Masala. The three of us cut up peppers, mushrooms, garlic, onions, tomatoes, tofu, and basil from her garden and she did the rest. It was delicious and great karma for the stomach. She told me the secret is to improvise the recipe.


2 onion (pyaj) cut
1/2 kg mushrooms (goochi)
1 tsp garlic paste
salt (namak) to taste
1 tomato (tamatar) cut
1/2 tsp red chilli (lal mirch) powder
3 tblsp oil
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tblsp fresh corriander, cut
1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder

How to make mushroom masala:

Cut mushrooms in slices.
Heat oil and fry onions until golden brown in colour.
Add garlic paste and cut tomatoes.
Put chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala and salt.
Saute for 3-4 minutes or until it starts leaving oil.
Add mushrooms and mix well.
Simmer and stir fry till mushrooms are tender.
Add very little water, if necessary.
Serve decorated with coriander.

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