Spicy Garlic Mushrooms

2 cups button mushrooms washed and  sliced or cut into halves
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
1-2 tblsp oil or butter
1/2 cup capsicum cut into cubes
Chopped coriander leaves

For the garlic sauce or paste:

6-7 dry red chillies (less spicy variety)
5 garlic cloves
2 tsp vinegar
1 onion chopped and roasted in oil till light brown (I have used this to reduce the spicinesse. This is optional)
Pinch of sugar
1/4 tsp red chilli powder (for the colour)
Deseed the red chillies and grind with other ingredients, adding 2-3 tblsp water. Make a thick paste.


  • Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped onions and saute until they turn golden brown.
  • Now add the garlic paste and saute on a medium flame for 5 mins
  • Make sure the raw smell of garlic has gone completely
  • Add chopped mushrooms,chopped capsicum fry for 3 mins, till the masala is blemded well with mushrooms
  • Cover and cook until the mushrooms are done.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves
  • Serve hot as a starter or with fried rice, ghee rice or roti.
  • You can also try this with baby potatoes or paneer. And even with prawns or chicken.


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