Garlic Mushrooms

Spicy Garlic Mushrooms Recipe

By Swasthi on September 27, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Garlic mushrooms recipe – Button mushrooms sauteed in Indian style garlic sauce. These hot & spicy garlic mushrooms go good with just anything – plain rice, inside a sandwich bread or wrap, fried rice, noodles or serve as a starter. It is made with very few ingredients and tastes super delicious.

Spicy garlic mushrooms recipe

We love the dry mushroom recipes as they are simple to prepare and taste great since they are cooked in their own moisture without the addition of water. These garlic mushrooms also go good in the lunch box to office or school.

Mushrooms are used in Indian cuisine to make mushroom biryani, mushroom masala & some starters. Sometime ago we were feeling too bored with the same kind of mushroom dishes I was preparing. Then I came up with this recipe instantly which was loved by everyone at home.

Since then it has been a favorite at home. You can also serve these Indian style garlic mushrooms with plain rice. Just cook the basmati rice grainy and serve this as a side with lots of fresh sliced onions, cucumbers & lemon.

This recipe is roughly adapted from this Garlic chicken. The recipe requires making a quick garlic sauce and then sautéing the mushrooms in it.

Towards the end you can even add some cooked rice or noodles and even make spicy Mushroom fried rice or mushroom Garlic noodles.

More Mushroom recipes
Mushroom pepper fry
Matar mushroom
Kadai mushroom
Mushroom omelette
Mushroom pasta

Preparation for Garlic Mushrooms

1. Add red chilies, garlic, salt, sugar, vinegar or lemon juice to a blender jar. You may deseed the red chilies, but we love the half crushed seeds in this, so I did not deseed them. For a cut short method, you can also skip blending and make a paste using chili powder, garlic mince and the rest of the ingredients with water as needed.

ingredients to make garlic mushroom recipe

2. Blend them together with just 1 to 2 tbsps water. You must get a slightly coarse thick paste. You can also add little chilli powder for color, i used about ¼ tsp.

making garlic sauce for mushroom recipe

How To Make Garlic Mushrooms

3. Heat a pan with oil. Add a single strand of mace or half tsp cumin. Saute for 30 seconds. Add finely chopped onions. Saute until they turn lightly golden. While the onions fry, you can wash and chop or slice the mushrooms.

frying onions for garlic mushroom recipe

4. Then add the garlic paste.

frying garlic paste

5. Saute very well on a low to medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Make sure the raw smell of garlic has gone completely.

sauteing sauce for garlic mushroom recipe

6. Add chopped mushrooms.

frying mushrooms

7. Mix well to coat the mushrooms with garlic sauce. Fry for about 3 mins, till you begin to smell the mushrooms good.

coat sauce to make garlic mushroom recipe

8. Cover and cook until the mushrooms are done to your liking. Do not over cook as the texture of mushrooms change & will turn soggy.

cook garlic mushroom covered on low

9. You can add few coriander leaves. You can also add in some cooked noodles or al dente cooked rice and saute for few minutes.

addition of coriander for garlic mushroom recipe

Serve as a starter or with bread, roti or plain rice.

Spicy garlic mushrooms recipe

Pro Tips

  • I have made the entire recipe just using mushrooms. You can also use veggies like potatoes & bell pepper.
  • You can make the garlic sauce ahead of time and refrigerate. Use it to whenever needed.
  • I have used button mushrooms you can use any other you like.
  • You can also use the whole mushrooms without slicing. Just increase the cook time a bit.
  • You can also grill the mushrooms in the oven first and then add them to the hot garlic sauce. Saute just for a minute.
  • This recipe is kids’ friendly too, just adjust the red chilies.


  • I have used red chilies to make the garlic paste. If you do not have them simply replace with red chilli powder.
  • You can also use some naturally brewed soya sauce if you like. I try to limit the consumption of soy in our food so I have not used. But the taste of these garlic mushrooms is great even without the soya sauce.
  • If you like crisp fried mushrooms, then dip the mushrooms in all-purpose flour batter and deep fry until crisp. Then add it to the garlic sauce. For details you can also check this Mushroom Manchurian.
garlic mushroom recipe

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garlic mushroom recipe

Garlic Mushrooms Recipe | Spicy Dry Mushrooms

Mushrooms sauteed in homemade Indian style hot chilli garlic sauce. Serve garlic mushrooms just with any thing – rice, bread, noodles or even as a starter.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • cup mushrooms chopped or sliced
  • ½ cup onions finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin or jeera or 1 strand of mace / javitri
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon oil (prefer olive oil or butte)

For the garlic sauce or paste

  • 5 large garlic cloves or minced(if using small, use more)
  • 5 dried red chilies or chilli powder as needed (less spicy variety)
  • ¾ tablespoon Vinegar (apple cider vinegar or lemon juice)
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sugar (prefer organic) or jaggery
  • salt to taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder optional (less spicy one for color)


  • 1 small Onion rings or slices
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped


Preparation for Indian Garlic Mushrooms

  • Add garlic, red chilies, vinegar, sugar, salt , red chilli powder (optional) to a blender jar. Add 1 to 2 tbsps water. 
  • Cover and blend well to make a paste. You can also skip blending and mix up red chili powder, minced garlic and rest of the ingredients with water as needed. Set aside.

How To Make Garlic Mushrooms

  • Heat a pan with oil. When the oil is hot enough, add mace or cumin. 
  • Wait for 30 seconds, add onions and saute until golden. While the onions fry, rinse & slice the mushrooms.
  • Add in the garlic sauce and saute for 2 to 3 mins without burning. 
  • Make sure the raw smell of garlic has gone and the mixture turns aromatic.
  • Next add the sliced mushrooms and saute for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Cover and cook on a medium to low heat until the mushrooms are cooked to your liking.
  • Transfer garlic mushrooms to a serving plate and garnish with coriander leaves and onions. 
  • Garlic mushrooms can be served as a side with basmati rice or as a stuffing in a sandwich or wrap. 
  • You can also toss some rice, noodles or spaghetti in the same pan. 


You can also use fresh red chilies.
Less spicy variety of chilies are preferred for this recipe otherwise the dish turns out too spicy.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Mushrooms Recipe | Spicy Dry Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 43
% Daily Value*
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi, the mushrooms gave a lot of water and this turned into a gravy curry. Any tips to avoid this? It’s still very tasty.
Also, how long do you need to cook the mushrooms for?

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It was very easy to make and very tasty with rice.

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I love your recipes Swathi, thank you.

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im not Indian and i was looking for good recipe of mushroom in indian style and found this. it’s mind blowing i add some potatoes in it. it tasted good. amazing recipe thanks.

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So delicious! Mine was too spicy, so I added coconut milk & it is amazing! Thank you! ?

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thank you so much, noting this down to try soon

hi,can we use schezwan chutney or sauce instead preparing paste?

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I like yr all chutney recipes. It was fantastic thanks

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Tried the chicken pakora recipe, your recipies are fantastic.

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Very tasty dish, loved it. Thank you.
I roasted dhania seeds and jeera and added to the paste, gave it little different texture.

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Hey can I use veeba garlic chili sauce instead of preparing the sauce at home. Will the taste be the same? Please reply.

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Hi Swathi!
This recipe is great! I followed your recipe completely expect the red chillies (I added fewer because mine were too spicy) and I was simply amazed by wonderful it turned out with so few ingredients!

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Loved your garlic mushroom recipe. Infact my 10 year old son was browsing the net for some easy mushroom recipes and he came across this one. Everybody at home loved it. Thanks for giving easy step by step pictorial instructions.

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Awesome ?? replicated it. It was yumm with brown bread and butter. And i have tried many of your recipes. All of them are great.Thank you❤️?

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Can i use chilli vineger instead of apple ?

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just made this for lunch, served it on a slice of sourdough toast! so quick and so delicious!

Dish is nice in taste but mine becomes watery any suggestions to make it dry like in the picture

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Tastes are good. But too much spicy..i added only 2 red chillies. ???how you had with 5red chillies..haha?

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I just love your recipes
Great work
Looking forward to many more recipes from you beautiful
God bless

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Thank you for this quick and delicious recipe. I made this today though forgot to add sugar/jaggery.. still it went so well with hot rice..

Thank you so much for this recipe. It’s awesome! I actually pumped up the garlic and put in some frozen peas and a healthy doze of chopped cilantro towards the end. We ate it with a simple fried rice for dinner and my daughter had it with a coriander paratha for breakfast and declared it fantastic both times! Will definitely stop back to try out some more of your recipes. Happy cooking everybody!