Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Chettinad Mushroom Masala/Chettinad Kaalan Curry

Chettinad cuisine, doesnt need any introduction. Its quite an important cuisine of Tamilnadu region and this cuisine is very well known around the world for its flavoursome, delicious and lipsmacking dishes. They have numerous traditional dishes and nothing can beat their flavourful rich and hot spicy dishes. Chettinad cuisine is one of my favourite and have been pampered with many beautiful dishes from my childhood by both my grandmas. Yes though i have been born and brought up in Pondicherry, our cuisine is a interesting mixture of various cuisine from Tamilnadu,Kerala, French and Andhra  obviouslt my cooking style will definitely have chettinad touch, and my love for this cuisine pulls me always to cook different dishes from this cuisine. One among those chettinad fame masala i cooked from this cuisine is this Chettinad Mushroom Masala.

Chettinad Mushroom Masala; Kaalan Chettinad, Mushroom Curry

This flavourful mushroom masala makes an excellent side dish for both rice and rotis, this lipsmacking masala goes for a list of spices though this hot and spicy masala goes for easy cooking. This mushroom masala tastes absolutely delicious when served along with curd rice and i have completely fallen in love with this combination. Nicely roasted mushroom chunks gives an excellent texture to this beautiful rich looking masala.Whoever love masala loaded vegetable curries will definitely fallen in love with this chettinad mushroom masala. This masala is going to be a part of this week's blogging marathon as i picked Dry vegetable sautes as this week's theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#58.

Mushroom masala-Chettinad Style, Chettinad Kaalan Curry

1/2kg Button Mushrooms (chopped)
2nos Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1tbsp Coriander powder
2sprigs Curry leaves
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
2tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)

To grind:
1/4cup Shallots
1inch Ginger (chopped)
5nos Garlic cloves
2nos Red dry chillies
2nos Cloves
1no Cardamom
1no Cinnamon stick
1tsp Pepper corns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tbsp Grated coconut

Grind all the ingredients under the list 'To Grind' as thick and fine masala and keep aside..

Now heat enough oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and curry leaves, let them splutters.

Add the chopped onion and fry until they turns transculent, add the chopped tomato pieces and cook for few minutes.

Chettinad Mushroom Masala, Mushroom Curry

Add the chopped butter mushroom and saute for few minutes.

Now add the grounded masala, coriander powder and salt.

Fry until the mushrooms gets well roasted and the oil get separates.

Garnish the mushroom masala with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice.


Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like one spicy curry for mushroom lovers.

annuswamy said... Reply To This Comment

We are all lovers of mushroom. We too make mushroom with gravy. This chettinad style is so tempting.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

guess it will be so delicious for those mushroom eaters..

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

Mushroom in chettinad style sounds like a killer combo!

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy looking Chettinad mushroom curry.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

I am sure mushroom lovers can appreciate this better.