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Spicy Mushroom Chettinad

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



  • 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