Easy Mushroom Recipe – Gravy Chilli Mushroom Recipe
This mushroom recipe is borderline addictive for more than one reasons. First, it is ABSOLUTELY delicious, and second, it comes together in no time. This gravy chilli mushroom recipe is one of those recipes which are one-pot and need pantry staple ingredients only.
I am confident to say that your search for quick and easy mushroom recipes for dinner ends here because this one here is the simplest, which can even give some of the chicken recipes a run for the money. Plus, it is vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. This mushroom chilli recipe is also nut-free and dairy-free.
With the availability of a variety of ingredients, making Indian-Chinese food at home has become a child’s play. And I am not kidding when I say that even the most amateur cook can whip up this chilli mushroom recipe in the least of times.
How To Buy Button Mushrooms?
Once you get the mushrooms home, store them in the original pack in the refrigerator. It is best to consume them in the next couple of days.
Most of the mushroom packs in the supermarket have a date on them. Check for the freshest ones, not older than 10 days. If you are buying from your local vegetable vendor then see that the mushrooms are spotless and white. The stalks should be clean and white, and there should be no browning.
How To Clean Button Mushrooms?
I personally prefer washing them once before preparing them. So, discard the parts of the foot of the mushrooms which have turned brown. If any portion of the head also shows browning, then gently carve that part out. Once done, rest everything is completely edible.
Most chefs or experts would say, “Do not wash Mushrooms. Just wipe them with a clean cloth and cook.” Most of the times, I find packs of mushrooms quite clean, meaning without dirt sticking to the foot of the mushrooms. However, every once in a while, I receive packs that contain dirty ones.
Take a big bowl of cold water and dip these mushrooms in it. Gently scrub them with your fingertips and remove any dirt sticking to it. Take them out of the water and allow them to drain in a sieve. While prepping for the recipe, slice them and they are ready to cook!
Why should this Chilli Mushroom be on your weekday menu?
This Mushroom Chilli is an amazing recipe which can be made in a large quantity in a relatively short time. Plus you can serve this dish in so many ways. Make the dry version of chilli mushroom and it is perfect to be served as a party starter dish. Add some gravy and this chilli mushroom recipe can be served with chapattis or rotis, as well as rice.
I served this gravy chilli mushroom with this Broccoli fried-rice and it made such an amazing meal. The hot and spicy gravy paired so well with the simple fried rice with broccoli and carrots. You will find the detailed recipe on my blog. On another such busy weeknight, I served simple rotis or chapattis with this spicy mushroom with gravy, and we had an amazing meal altogether.
How to make Chilli Mushroom with gravy – Ingredients list
- Button Mushrooms
- Capsicum or Bell Peppers
- Green Chilies
- Dark Soy Sauce
- Vinegar, white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
It takes hardly 15 minutes to get this thing going from pan to plate on a busy weeknight. I like the mushrooms fried a bit crisp so I kept them whole and powdered them with some cornflour before giving them a shallow fry. Once my gravy was ready, I dropped them in the end, gave it a boil and served.
But you can totally skip this part and toss them directly in the oil before adding them back in the gravy. Just ensure that the mushrooms are cooked thoroughly till its centre. If you are sceptic, you may cut them into halves. This way the cooking time gets reduced as well.
How to serve gravy Mushroom Chilli for dinner?
This spicy chilli mushroom goes best with stir-fried rice. For instance, I served it with my Broccoli Fried Rice which is light and mildly flavoured with freshly cracked peppercorns. On busy days I like to pair it with chapattis or rotis as well.
In case you are looking for more interesting and delicious mushroom recipes, here are few of them from my blog.
- Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe
- Mushrooms sauteed in Herb Butter Sauce
- Schezwan Mushroom Recipe
- Mushroom Jhal Deva | Mushroom cooked in Mustard Sauce
- Sesame-Garlic Mushroom Stir-Fry Recipe
This mushroom recipe is borderline addictive for more than one reasons. First, it is ABSOLUTELY delicious, and second, it comes together in no time. This gravy chilli mushroom recipe is one those recipes which are one-pot and needs pantry staple ingredients only.
- 200 gms Button Mushrooms
- 4 tbsp Refined Sunflower Oil
- 2 tbsp Cornflour
- 6 Cloves of Garlic Cloves
- 2 Onion Medium, cut in cubes
- 1 Capsicum Small, Cut in cubes
- 2 Green Chilies
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Chilli Sauce
- Salt to Taste
In a mixing bowl, take the mushrooms and prinkle some cornflour and salt and toss it so that each piece gets coated.
Heat some oil in a pan and shallow fry the mushrooms till they turn golden. Take them out when they turn golden.
In the same pan, add the garlic and saute for couple of seconds before adding the onion and capsicum. Toss them together on medium-high flame.
Now, add the sauces, green chillies and ¼cup of water to bring everything together. Add the fried mushrooms and allow it to simmer for a minute or two. The gravy will get thick on its own.
Check for seasoning and add salt as needed. Serve hot.