Mushroom recipes – Collection of 20 easy, simple, healthy and delicious Indian mushroom recipes. Mushrooms are fungi that are categorized as a vegetable. They are cholesterol free, fat free and low in calories and sodium. Mushrooms are widely consumed due to their good nutritional profile and at times even used for medicinal purposes to treat various ailments.
They are a good source of protein, vitamin C, folate, Iron, fiber, Zinc, potassium and many more nutrients. Mushrooms are the only kind of plant food with vitamin D. When they are exposed to sun light, a small amount of vitamin D is synthesized in them.
There are a few hundred kinds of mushrooms that grow across the world, not all are edible and some can cause severe toxic effect on humans. Though a proper preparation of these mushrooms can remove or reduce the toxins to a wide extent, many are still not consumed.
White mushrooms also known as button mushrooms one of the most commonly eaten variety. They are mildly flavored and hence go well in most recipes. They are available in small to very large size and can also be used to stuff them.
Recipes shared here are made mostly using button mushrooms. Shiitake, portobello, oyster and cremini are some of the most commonly eaten varieties. I have complied here the recipes shared earlier on the blog for easy access.
Mushroom recipes – gravy or curries
Kadai mushroom gravy – Delicious, hot and spicy restaurant style mushroom curry made with fresh ground spices in onion tomato gravy. This is best served with plain rice, roti or plain paratha.
Mushroom masala gravy – Indian style gravy recipe to pair with rice, jeera rice, plain paratha or roti. This dish has a nutty aroma and taste that comes from the simple roasted masalas. I have shared 2 recipes in this post.
Potato mushroom gravy made with simple & basic ingredients. Potatoes and mushrooms are one of the best combinations especially in a gravy. Cooked potatoes in the dish thickens the curry and makes it taste delicious.
Mushroom kurma recipe – Kurma or korma is a dish usually made of nuts, curd or seeds. This south Indian kurma curry pairs very well with roti, biryani or pulao. You can also make this in combination with potato and green peas.
Dry mushroom recipes
Mushroom pepper fry is a unique dish made with curry leaves, bell pepper, fresh ground pepper and fennel seeds. This is great to have during monsoons with plain rice and ghee. You can also skip bell pepper in the recipe.
Matar mushroom is another popular combinations one can find on the restaurant menus. This is a dry dish made with green peas in a curry base. It can be served with rice, bread or roti.
Snacks & starters – mushroom recipes
Chinese mushroom manchurian is a popular starter from the Indochinese cuisine. To make this mushrooms are batter fried until crisp then added to the freshly prepared yummy manchurian sauce. It tastes slightly hot, sweet and sour. This dish is good to serve as an appetizer or a side with some noodles or rice.
Mushrooms cutlet – A crunchy cutlet recipe made with mushrooms and veggies. Makes a very good evening snack and also go well in a burger as patties.
Hot Garlic Mushrooms – If you crave for a hot and spicy dish, this is a must try. Very flavorful and delicious dish. It can be served with roti, rice, in wraps or sandwiches.
Hot garlic mushroom sandwich – Sandwiches made with hot garlic spice and veggies. Makes a great meal with some soup.
Mushroom recipes – rice, pasta & soup
Mushrooms pasta – Mushrooms in basic tomato pasta. A good dish for a meal and goes well with any bread toast or soup.
Mushroom fried rice – A quick rice recipe for a quick meal.
Mushrooms pulao – Indian one pot rice pilaf made with basic spices.