Achaari Mushroom

Achhari mushroom,a spicy and delicious mushroom curry cooked in pickled spices.The spices we in Northern Indiause for most of the pickles are basically cumin,nigella,mustard,fenugreek and fennel seeds or as you know them by the name panch phoran in Bengali.

I love the pickles and always have a barni (ceramic jar)full of aam achaar,mimbu achaar,mirchi achaar and mooli gajar gobi achhar with me.Sometimes if there is nothing to eat or I am too lazy to cook I love to make parathas in pickled spices.

This mushroom curry has all the achaari flavor and tasted awesome .I served it with rice and roti and we had a nice flavorful lunch.
I used mustard oil for the curry as it gives this unique pungent and aromatic flavor .My mom still uses mustard oil for everyday cooking and they love it.I somehow developed unliking for the mustard oil and get a headache if I use it for frying or cooking.

Here is step wise achaari mushroom recipe.Some other mushroom recipes at my space are-

Mushroom Manchurian
Matar Mushroom
Methi Mushroom
Kadhai Mushroom
Mushroom Choliya

Blogging Marathon#61
Theme-Meal Ideas
Dish-Mushroom Achaari

250 gm mushrooms,sliced
1 onion,chopped
1 teaspoon ginger,grated
3-4 garlic cloves,minced
2 green chillies,chopped
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds/saunf
1/2 teaspoon nigella seeds/kalounji
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds/methi
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
a pinch aseftida
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
salt to taste
3 tablespoon mustard oil
1/4 cup coriander leaves,chopped

Heat oil in a pan and add aseftida,cumin,fennel,nigella,fenugreek and mustard seeds.
Let the seeds splutter.Now add ginger,garlic and onions.Saute till onions are light brown in color.
Add tomatoes and green chillies. Now add salt,turmeric,coriander and red chilli powder.Mix and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
Add sliced mushrooms,cook covered for 10-12 minutes.

Remove from heat and add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with ice ,bread or paratha.

Serve-4 Cooking time-25 minutes

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

10 comments on “Achaari Mushroom”

  1. rajani says:

    I love mushrooms in any form and this definitely looks like a winner!

  2. Cathleen says:

    Yum! I shouldn't be looking at food blogs at dinner time.

  3. Sowmya :) says:

    This seems like a nice tangy versions of mushroom….looks tasty!

  4. Slurp slurp, achaari mushrooms looks absolutely stunning, god i want some to have with my plate of rice.

  5. Pavani N says:

    That is such a flavorful dish Sapana. Looks so delicious. What type of mustard oil do you use? Do you buy it in Indian store? I was looking for mustard oil but didn't know which one to buy.

  6. Interesting one for mushroom lovers.

  7. Seems like a great, flavorful choice for mushroom lovers.

  8. Srivalli says:

    I like the achaari masala concept..have tried with gobi..very nice curry..

  9. Wow, your achari mushroom looks fabulous..

  10. wow looks so flavoroful

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