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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mushroom Thoran ( Kerala style Stir Fry)

Did you know mushrooms are the only source of vitamin D in the produce aisle? These are the only exceptional one to the rule that plants don't naturally contain vitamin D.(read it here)They also are a rich source of many antioxidants, minerals and has beta glucans (an important factor for immunity stimulating there by reducing chances of allergies). Friends, here is a simple yet delicious stir-fry recipe of this nutritious veggie.It tastes similar to scrambled eggs.It is one of my mom's signature recipes, which I loved a lot as a kid.And now my kids love this too.Enjoy this with steamed rice !!!

Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking time ~ 10 minutes
Serves ~ a small bowl
Author ~ Julie
button mushrooms 1pck
shallots 4-5 sliced
*onion medium-sized, chopped fine 1/2
garlic 2 cloves sliced
green chillies 3-4
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
grated coconut 1/3 cup
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
curry leaves a sprig
dry red chillies 2 broken
salt to taste
oil 2-3 tsp

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-Wash the mushrooms and pat dry on a paper towel.Clean the mushrooms by peeling the outer smooth skin.Finely chop the mushrooms.Keep ready all other ingredients listed.
-Heat a pan with oil.Splutter mustard seeds on medium flame and then add the dry red chillies. Add in the finely chopped onion, shallots, green chillies and curry leaves.Sauté till the onions/ shallots become translucent.
-Add in the turmeric powder, pepper powder.Sauté half a minute and then add the finely chopped mushroom.Toss it well, add salt.
- In the meantime, crush the coconut with fennel seeds and garlic cloves.(DON'T ADD ANY WATER)
-Cover and cook for 5 minutes, wait till the mushroom changes colour and leaves out water.Uncover the lid and add in the grated coconut mix, cover and leave on low heat for 2 mins.Adjust salt.
-Ensure that there is no moisture left out and is dry stir-fry.Serve warmed with steamed rice !!!

* I have used regular button mushrooms.
* Use shallots 1/2 cup sliced if you get it abundantly, or just replace with onion and shallots.  
* Remember that mushroom once cooked will be reduced to half the original amount, so plan accordingly.
* Add in salt lesser than required the first time and then adjust because mushroom shrinks as it gets cooked, so you may need less salt than it seems.
* You can add powdered fennel too instead of the fennel seeds.
* Adjust the green chillies as per tolerance.


great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yum! love to have that bowl

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious and nice info too.

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

mushroom thoran looks super.. Nice and yumm.. Kothiyavunnu..

Fullscoops said... Best Blogger Tips

I love mushrooms and this looks lovely! Awesome pictures!

Vysyas recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Thoran looks delicious.Healthy recipe.

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious presentation and flavours

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Well done Julie..

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable clicks,love the thoran

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I never knew that mushrooms had vitamin D! Looks delicious thanks :)

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks so yummy... love the snaps...

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering preparation.. Mushroom thoran looks too delicious..

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

I didn't know that, I always thought that we eat them only for their flavor, interesting about this vitamin D

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks super yummy!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

It's true about Vitamin D :)
See here on list of vegan (non-meat) products high in vitamin D. Lots of mushrooms on first places.

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

delectable thoran!!!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks out of the world ! Though makes mezhukkupuratty,never attempted thoran with mushroom.Yum Julie..!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Never thought of a thoran with mushrooms, looks superb..