Friday, February 20, 2009

Chatu Rayee or Mustard Mushroom fry

Growing up, we rarely used to eat mushrooms at home. I remember during rainy seasons there used to be lovely mushrooms growing on the pretty green lawn - but we used to stay away from it. I think once they started selling processed famed mushrooms in packets that we started eating mushrooms. I love this preparation of mushroom, but my kids and husband do not like this combination of mushroom with mustard paste. So when my Mom or my mother-in-law come over, this is a regular dish.


1 packet of fresh cut mushrooms
1/2 an onion cut into think slices (Optional)
2-3 Dried mango slices ( ambula ) soaked in water for 1/2 hr
1 tea spoon mustard seed
2-3 tea spoon mustard paste( grind 2-3 tea spoon mustard seeds + 1/2 tea spoon Jeera seeds + 3 cloves garlic )
turmeric powder to taste
salt to taste
1 tea spoon Oil
1-2 green chillies

How to
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and once it sputters add the green chillies.

Add the Onions and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Then add the Mushrooms and add salt and turmeric powder. Cover and cook until the mushroom cooks through (in about 5-10 min).

Add the mustard paste and the ambula and let it cook in high heat. Adjust water level as needed.


  1. Was in Bhubaneswar for 15 months and had chattu rayee at many plcaes but we never cooked it at home. Tried it today. (Used curd instead of dried mango slices.) Turned out excellent. Thank you.

  2. Somoo ji you rock with this awesome blog.