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A Great Appetiser – Mushroom Salt And Pepper!

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From the TV show – Mirch Masala on Star Plus. This is am amazing appetiser that was on air this morning at 11:30am Oman time. With alot of improvements, Mirch Masala has made a comeback once again, and this time, it looks even more promising than before! I’m making this for lunch today, for mom and me:)

READY IN: 55mins


  • 300

    g canned mushrooms, washed and drained

  • 2

    teaspoons maida flour (all-purpose flour)

  • 500

    ml oil, to fry mushrooms

  • 1

    teaspoon garlic, peeled and very finely chopped

  • 1

    teaspoon ginger, peeled and very finely chopped

  • 2

    tablespoons onions, very finely chopped

  • 1

    teaspoon red chili paste

  • 1

    tablespoon spring onion (only the green portion and not the white portion)


  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • In the meantime, wash and drain the canned mushrooms.
  • Remove the stem of each mushroom.
  • Put into a large bowl.
  • Add cornflour, maida, salt and a little water.
  • Mix well.
  • Put each mushroom, one at a time, into the hot oil and fry until light brown.
  • Remove onto a clean paper napkin so as to drain out the excess oil.
  • Prepare red chilli paste by heating a little garlic in a pan and then adding it to a little (depends on your taste) red chilli powder.
  • Mix well and then add a little water to prepare the red chilli paste.
  • Now, take 1 tsp.
  • of this same hot oil in a pan.
  • Add garlic and ginger.
  • Stir-fry till the raw smell of the same is gone.
  • Add green chillies, onion, the prepared red chilli paste, vinegar, soya sauce and the green portion of spring onion.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the fried mushrooms.
  • Toss the mushrooms in the mixture until well mixed.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with corriander leaves.
  • Serve immediately.

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