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Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms….

Mushrooms & mushrooms.. can I ever get enough of them.. I don’t think so… just like my other vegetarian friends love paneer.. my favourite starter when I think of going vegetarian for a meal is always Mushroom.. 😀

Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms...

I have been meaning to post this recipe from a while.. But never got down to it.. This recipe is real quick.. & I have used minimal oil to fry them.. I just sprinkled some oil on them once the mushrooms were battered… & then used a pastry brush to coat them with oil lightly.. this way the dish uses lesser amount of oil.. guilt free indulgence !!!

The batter I have used is an all time favourite Konkani style batter.. this is used for fish/other veggies & the rice flour used makes it super crispy.. love the fragrance & the flavour added by the asafoetida in this batter..

Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms....

Something fried on the side has always been sort of ritual at home.. & it is so in most Konkani homes.. it used to be always a fight between my brother I whenever there is something we both like.. & I would always be hovering around the kitchen to get my extra share since my brother would be glued to his computer games… he would anyways make up for it once the rest got on to the dining table..

I mention that this serves 2 but I can eat it all by myself & I just did after clicking the pictures.. 😉

You may think I’m a hog, I can be one when it gets to certain dishes..

Ingredients: (Serves 2)       Preparation Time: 15-20 mins
Baby Button Mushrooms – 150 gms
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida – a pinch
Rice flour – 1 tbsp
Cooking oil – 1 tsp or less
Salt to taste

Some of the ingredients..

In a mixing bowl, mix the rice flour, asafoetida, red chilli powder & salt to taste. Now, cut each mushroom into 2, then wash the mushrooms & drain away the excess water. Immediately transfer the mushrooms into the mixing bowl which has the spiced flour mixture..

Gently move the mushrooms around so that they coated with the flour. Sprinkle few drops of water if the flour fails to coat the mushrooms.. Remember not too much of water.. just keep sprinkling a few drops every time, till they are coated as shown.

Battered mushrooms..

Keep aside for about 10 minutes.

Heat a fry pan. Set heat to medium. Dip a pastry brush in oil & apply some oil to the fry pan. Sprinkle a few drops of oil over the battered mushrooms & mix again.

When the pan heats up add enough mushrooms to the fry pan & fry them.

Fry the mushrooms with very little oil...

Lower heat if required. Coat the frying mushrooms with some more oil using the pastry brush if they look dry. Gently toss them around till they are golden brown & crisp.

Crispy golden brown mushrooms ready to be served..

Take them off heat once done. Repeat this method & finish frying all the mushrooms.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve hot as a starter or a side dish with rice & dali toy.. yummy…!

Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms...

I just finished them in 2 minutes after clicking the pictures.. 😛

If you like this recipe, then you may also like – Fried CauliflowerCabbage Ambade/ cabbage & onion frittersChicken FryFish Fry with a Konkani style batter etc.

24 thoughts on “Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms….

  1. Wow… No deep frying and till crisp and yummy. Totally my type of dish :)… Well done here Anitha for a healthier take on fried stuff. Mushroom is my favorite too:). As yesterday, I have some leftovers too.. Will try this dish and will wilt you know :).


      1. ;).. Hug for this lovely post.
        Anitha, I wanted to request to see of you have any vegetarian British recipe to share for my international food get starting next week?
        That would be a hue thing for me. Would be great if you could do a guest post for me on that.


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