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Beat the Heat

Spicy Pepper Mushrooms

Beat the Heat

Just when I was done sulking about the rains that swept my weekend picnic plans away, out comes the Sun and makes me run to the nearest shelter!


The sweltering heat and the unwelcome humidity has led us wanting to shed skin and drown in a cold pool somewhere. but horror of horrors, neither am I an amphibian, nor am I able to grow new epidermal layers! So the only choice we have is to fight it, fight it with that we have. And what is it I have, that you ask? I’m glad you did! It’s none other than the star of every show around here. Yes dears, it’s spicy, and it’s a definite killer of the heat waves!

I really have no idea why, but just as it gets real hot outside, I begin to crave more and more heat in my food as well. They say, heat kills heat, and I’m a firm believer of that!

Making something spicy enough was the easy task. Deciding what it was that was going to take on the avatar, was the test. I picked up a batch of lovely fresh mushrooms over the weekend, and was pondering on what I could do with t. I’ve always loved mushrooms. But getting Hubby Dear to enjoy it even half as much as I do, always challenged me. We are one of those couple who go out for pizza and say, ‘mushrooms on one half, NO mushrooms on the other’! So even though I somehow accepted that Hubby Dear might not be thrilled with the idea of coming home to a plate of mushrooms for dinner, I was determined to make him beg for more!

Long story short, we can now both enjoy mushrooms over glasses of chilled water! I guess sharing a mushroom pizza would have to wait a while!

SPICY PEPPER MUSHROOMS


Prep time: 10 min, Cooking time: 10 min | Serves: 2      

  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp green onion, chopped
  •  
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 1 tsp pur sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • HEAT oils in a non-stick pan and saute chopped green chillies, ginger and garlic till fragrant. Add chopped onions and fry till lightly brown.

    ADD mushrooms, and stir-fry till they begin to cook and lose moisture.

    ADD salt, pepper, and soya sauce and cook for a minute.

    GARNISH with chopped green onions and serve along-side fried rice or noodles.

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    18 Comments

  • Reply
    Usha
    July 3, 2009

    5 stars
    Hi Meena, I made this recipe 3 times this week and it was delicious. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. Good luck with your cook book.

  • Reply
    Kaptain Kobold
    July 19, 2007

    5 stars
    Tried this two times now, and loved it every time. Great recipe; thanks very much for sharing it.

  • Reply
    JL
    April 5, 2007

    5 stars
    This is a very nice & easy recipe… I just made it & it turned out well. Quick question… can the stalks of mushrooms be eaten?I removed it this time but it is pretty time-consuming to do that. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Nivedita
    November 21, 2006

    5 stars
    Hi Meena !!!
    I looked through your blog and your wonderful recipes and the photgraphs !! They are a sure torture !! My mouth is watering to try them out !!
    Keep the good work !!
    Thanks

  • Reply
    Chandrika
    August 30, 2006

    5 stars
    Hi Meena,

    This is my first time here and it’s truly wonderful. Thank you for all the recipes.

  • Reply
    Pritya
    August 26, 2006

    5 stars
    Hey Meena,

    That’s a very pleasant looking blog that you have created. The mushroom looks delicious. Feel like devouring it right away! I also relish Indo-Chinese cuisine. It is healthy and easy to digest! Mushrooms are indeed the correct pick for a rainy day. Back in Kerala, where it rains for nearly 8 months in a year, mushrooms pop up in one’s garden on their own. Picked fresh and cooked, these succulent mushrooms (pot-roasted or simmered into a gravy) make for a delicious meal!

    PRITYA

  • Reply
    Paz
    August 20, 2006

    5 stars
    Sounds and looks delicious! I love “heat” — I’m talking about food not the weather. 😉

    Paz

  • Reply
    silverine1
    August 19, 2006

    5 stars
    I tried this out sometime back and it came out superb. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply
    Nabeela
    August 14, 2006

    5 stars
    Hi Meena, I just wanted to thank you for this mushroom recipe…it came out great when I made it today 🙂

  • Reply
    Annita
    August 14, 2006

    5 stars
    Looks very tempting, Meena ..can’t wait to try it out. And thanks again!

  • Reply
    Nabeela
    August 14, 2006

    5 stars
    Hi Meena,
    I just wanted to say I LOVED your gobi manchurian. I used to make it before but I lost the recipe…your recipe substituted just fine and we enjoyed the dish a lot…Thanks!

  • Reply
    Tony
    August 14, 2006

    5 stars
    Looks mouthwatering Meena…

  • Reply
    Linda
    August 13, 2006

    5 stars
    Hi Meena, mushrooms look fantastic! I love sesame oil with many veggies — have not tried with mushrooms but will do so now 🙂

  • Reply
    prema
    August 13, 2006

    5 stars
    wow.. nice picture .. and the recipe was yummy too. i tried it yesterday and loved it. thanks for a good mushroom recipe.

  • Reply
    shilpa
    August 10, 2006

    5 stars
    Lovely. I love mushrooms :). I am gonna try it this weekend.

  • Reply
    Pam
    August 10, 2006

    5 stars
    Another “HIT”!!! Meena, looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it. I just love your recipes and your photos are always so mouthwatering!

  • Reply
    Indira
    August 9, 2006

    5 stars
    That looks so good Meena. Gorgeous photo!

  • Reply
    kalyn
    August 9, 2006

    5 stars
    I think this sounds fabulous, and perfect for my diet too. Saved!

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