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5 from 3 votes

Spicy Mushroom Chettinad

A fiery Mushroom Chettinad, a south Indian dish from a region known for its vibrant, spicy cuisine.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Chettinad Mushrooms, Mushroom Chettinad
Servings: 8
Calories: 49kcal


  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms (or button mushrooms, halved or quartered if large)
  • 1 green bell 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 inch piece cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 green chili peppers (minced)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper (use less for less heat)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro (chopped, for garnish)


  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the mustard and cumin seeds and let them sputter.
  • Add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaves and stir for a minute. Add the onions, curry leaves, and green chillies.
  • Sprinkle some salt and saute the onions until they start to brown.
  • Add the ginger and garlic and saute for another minute.
  • Add the turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Stir to coat with the oil and toast for a minute.
  • Add the tomatoes and saute, stirring frequently, until the tomatoes begin to express the oil.
  • Add the mushrooms, green peppers, and salt to taste.
  • 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.
  • Finish by adding the black pepper and coriander leaves. Turn off the heat.


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg