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Monday, September 13, 2021

Mushroom Tikka (Step by Step Pics)

Mushrooms are a rich source of B vitamins and are a powerful antioxidants like selenium, which help the body cells from damage. They are very low in calories and is a source of protein. The button mushrooms are mildly flavoured. We love mushrooms and so keep trying variations in recipes too. This time I tried out the tikka recipe with mushrooms. Came out superb and this can be served as a perfect appetizer. Tikka is nothing but small pieces of marinated meat, paneer or fish skewered to a skewer and baked in a tandoor. But these days people have started trying these out in oven as well and so it's kinda easy to prepare anytime. The marination ingredients include spices and yogurt. I have already posted chicken tikka and Special Fish Tikka, do check that out too if interested. Mushroom tikka is so easy to put together but the only care to be taken is when skewering as the stem tends to break easily as it's soft and delicate. Give this a try if you are looking for some good appetizer recipes and do let me know too.


Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Marination time ~ 30 minutes -8 hours
Baking time ~ 25 minutes
Author ~ Julie
Serves ~ 12-15 mushroom tikka or 4 sticks 
Ingredients
button Mushroom 200g
kashmiri chilly powder 1 tbsp
hot chilli powder 1 tsp
coriander powder 1 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1 tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp
thick yogurt 1/2 cup
ginger- garlic paste 1 tsp
oil 1 tbsp +1 tbsp
coriander leaves 2 tbsp
kasuri methi 1 tsp
salt to taste

for garnish
lemon wedges
chat masala 



Method 
  • Clean the button mushrooms and wipe dry. Strain the yogurt and leave for half an hour, to get thick yogurt.
                                              
  • Make a marinade using the ingredients listed, marinate the button mushrooms using all the ingredients and refrigerate covered for half an hour till overnight. 



  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F for 10 minutes and in the man time, skewer the marinated mushrooms, evenly divided in 4-5 skewers. (I have used steel skewers, but you can use wooden skewers as well. Be careful when attaching the mushrooms as it's very delicate and the stem tends to break if you put force). Place the skewers on a tray and keep ready.
  • Place in oven and bake in oven 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, turn halfway through and give a 2-min on top rod alone or broil mode.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle a dash of chat masala and squeeze lemon on top and serve.
NOTES
*If you are using wooden skewers, dip in water for half an hour before use. 
* Use Greek yogurt if you get it available at your place.
* Brush oil on top halfway through on the mushrooms to prevent drying out and at the end too.
* Water oozes out of the mushrooms as it gets cooked when we turn halfway through.