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A few Mushrooms and Three Recipes

13 October 2010 27 Comments

tangy mushrooms

White button mushrooms are one of the most economical and easy way to add extra nutrients to our diet. A goldmine of various minerals and vitamins, these could be adopted in our cooking easily in the form of many delicious & delectable dishes.

Since mushrooms have no roots, flowers or fruits and can not be classified as a veggie, many people avoid it altogether. Mushrooms are a form of edible fungus and are found naturally in the wild or are cultivated  manually using spores. Mushrooms are an excellent source of selenium, riboflavin, copper, potassium, zinc and is a powerful antioxidant.

The following is an easy to make mushroom  recipe which can be adopted for making rolls and sandwiches.

tangy mushrooms


1. Mushroom as an accompaniment


  • 200 gms white Button mushrooms
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp groundnuts
  • 1 small green chilly
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala
  • Salt as desired
  • 1 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves
  • 4-5 tsp. vegetable oil / Olive oil

Method: Select white and firm mushrooms and discard any limp or brown color ones. Wash each button mushroom them in running water thoroughly. Slice it thinly and keep aside.

Peel and dice the onion in fine pieces. Dice tomato and green chilly. Make a paste of 1′ ginger and 4 garlic pearls.

Dry roast the groundnuts and make a coarse powder of it.

Heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds in it. Add sliced onion and fry it for a minute. Add the diced tomatoes, green chilly and ginger-garlic paste and fry for another 2 minutes.

Add rest of the dry powders and cook for 1 more minute.

Finally add the diced mushrooms and cook on high heat for 5 minutes.  Reduce the heat and cook for 2 more minutes. Take off the flame and sprinkle the fresh coriander and the roasted groundnut powder on it.

tangy mushrooms


2. Mushroom Rolls


Method: Make the chapatti as shown in here. Keep the prepared chapatti on a plate and put the mushroom dish in one corner of it.

Roll the chapatti and make a firm wrap. Cover the prepared mushroom roll with a silver foil.

Pack this delicious and healthy roll in your kids lunchbox.

mushroom sandwich


3. Mushroom Sandwich


  • 2 Bread slices
  • 2 tbsp. of prepared mushroom
  • 2 tsp. of Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tsp. of butter

Method: Spread the butter on one slice and tomato ketchup on the other. Put 2 tbsp. of prepared mushrooms on the buttered slice and cover it with the other slice. Secure it with a silver foil and pack it as a healthy lunchbox for kids or adults.


  • Mushrooms will release water, therefore cook for extra 5 minutes to let the water dry before wrapping it inside the rolls. Else it will make the mushroom roll soggy after some time.
  • A healthy lunch box for kids.
  • Select white and firm button mushrooms for better results.
  • The groundnut powder gives a crunchy taste to the recipe.

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  • sayantani said:

    thats what they call in advertisements ‘ingredient ek, rup anek’. jokes apart awesome recipes and I can have anything with mushroom at any time…

  • Neeta Nagar said:

    A nice variation with ground nuts

  • Neeta Nagar said:

    A very nice variation of mashrooms with peanuts

  • Nishi said:

    Delectable recipes!! It’s got me droooling 🙂

  • Ekta said:

    YUMMY !!

  • Joanne said:

    I’m still coming around to mushrooms after not eating them for most of my life but this recipe sounds like a fantastic way to push me into liking them! Delicious.

  • renuka said:

    Good recipe!

  • Priya said:

    Tempting clicks, am hungry now..

  • Nitha said:


  • Suja Sugathan said:

    Looks awesome..super clicks, real tempting

  • kairalisisters said:

    wow..3 in 1 that too mushrooms, vah vah..Very very tempting…

  • Swathi said:

    Mushroom fry can used in 3 ways. Nice idea.

  • Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said:

    Yum, yum, yum I love mushrooms and those pics are making me hungry. I want your mushrooms on my toast for breakfast now.

  • satya said:

    i love mushroom too…all clicks looks wonderful

  • Srimathi said:

    Great that you can expand one side dish into 3 dishes. Great idea.

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    Mushroom recipes | Lite Bite…

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  • Apu said:

    Yumm!! I love mushrooms cooked this way!!

  • Kamalika said:

    Drooling here dear…..loved the recipe too….

  • Faith said:

    I really love mushrooms so these recipes are definitely something I would enjoy! I love all your ideas on how to eat them!

  • Emily Z said:

    Hi there, thank you for coming over to my blog! Nice to meet you! I love mushrooms so much but my husband HATES them! So I never get to cook with them! But all of these recipes look so delicious!

  • chitra said:

    seems yummy must try it out…

  • Krishnaveni said:

    beautiful recipes, love it

  • Laura said:

    Just remember, never make WILD mushrooms tangy because the poisonous ones are naturally tangy and you want to make sure it’s the sauce and not the mushrooms! Though, obviously, your white button mushrooms are perfect and I love the added tangyness!

  • Roshan said:

    i like this three in one recipe…

  • Ivy said:

    Thanks for passing from my blog. It’s a pleasure meeting you. Love anything with mushrooms in it.

  • Uma said:

    mushroom recipe is very delicious.

  • Keerthana said:

    I love mushroom but i really don’t have much recipes ideas with mushroom, so always would have mushroom with biryani, pepper fry but this would make my mushroom recipe list a bit longer.. thanks for sharing.

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