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.. 😀
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..
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
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.
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.
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.
Take them off heat once done. Repeat this method & finish frying all the mushrooms.
Serve hot as a starter or a side dish with rice & dali toy.. yummy…!
I just finished them in 2 minutes after clicking the pictures.. 😛
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