Spicy Mushroom Chettinad
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8
  • 1 pound cremini or button mushrooms, halved or quartered if large
  • 1 green pepper, cut into fairly large chunks, about 1-inch square
  • 1 medium onion, finely minced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 green cardamom pods, whole
  • 2 1-inch pieces of cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp garlic, crushed into a paste or minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 green chillies, minced
  • 1 sprig (about 10-12) curry leaves
  • Coriander for garnish
  • 1 tsp canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the mustard and cumin seeds and let them sputter.
  2. Add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaves and stir for a minute. Add the onions, curry leaves, and green chillies.
  3. Sprinkle some salt and saute the onions until they start to brown.
  4. Add the ginger and garlic and saute for another minute.
  5. Add the turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Stir to coat with the oil and toast for a minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes and saute, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes begin to express the oil.
  7. Add the mushrooms, green peppers, and salt to taste.
  8. Stir everything together, lower the heat to a simmer, cover with a lid, and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and have expressed some liquid.
  9. Finish by adding the black pepper and coriander leaves. Turn off the heat.
  10. If, after adjusting the chilies to your taste, you find the dish is still too spicy, add some coconut milk to tone it down. You can also serve the curry with some
  11. Raita.
Recipe by Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes at http://holycowvegan.net/spicy-mushroom-chettinad/