Chili Mushroom

Recipe of the week 🙂

Here is another indo Chinese recipe called chili mushroom. Mushrooms are rich in protein and vitamin D.

You can make the dish either gravy or semi gravy or dry version, I have made it semi gravy, which goes great with fried rice.


Prep time           : 15 minutes
Cooking time    : 15 minutes
Total time          : 30 minutes

Servings      : 4-5

Category    : Appetizer
Cuisine       : Indo Chinese


250 Gms button mushrooms
Oil for deep-frying

For the batter:

3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons corn flour
1 Teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 Cup water to make thick batter
Salt to taste

For the sauce:

1 Large onion
1/4 Cup red bell pepper
3 Spring onions with greens
1 Tablespoon ginger garlic paste
2-3 Green chilies
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper powder
2 Tablespoons tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons soya sauce
2 Tablespoons red chili sauce
1 Tablespoon corn flour
1/2 Cup of water for diluting corn flour
1 Tablespoon oil


  • Finely chop onion, green chilies and spring onion greens.
  • Make a smooth paste of ginger and garlic.
  • Cut red bell pepper in medium square pieces.

Preparation of batter:

  • Rinse mushrooms, wipe it off with kitchen towel to remove the moisture and cut them into medium pieces.
  • In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, corn flour, salt and red chili powder. Mix well with water to get a thick batter.
  • Heat oil for frying, dip and coat the mushrooms in the batter & fry them till golden brown. Keep them aside.

Preparation of sauce and gravy:

  • In a pan heat oil and add onion, when it becomes translucent add red bell pepper, green chilies, ginger and garlic paste. Sauté for few minutes.
  • Then, add tomato sauce, soya sauce, red chili sauce and needed salt.
  • Mix 1 tbsp. of corn flour in 1/2 cup of water without lumps. Add this to the mixture and cook till you get your desired consistency.
  • Then add the fried mushrooms, black pepper powder and stir so that the sauce coats the mushroom well.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water to make semi gravy.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve hot as an appetizer.


  • Its important to dry the mushrooms properly before dipping it in batter, otherwise it would splash while deep frying.



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