Friday, May 1, 2009

Mushroom Manchurian

I had gone to Trader Joe's for grocery and saw these awesome mushrooms - called steak mushrooms. They looked so royal that I picked them up without giving it another thought. Back home I kept wondering how to treat these royal guys! I couldn't make the usual Oriya rayee with it - won't show them off well. So I tried this Manchurian with it... They tasted really good too. I made this for my husband's birthday few weeks' back - it sure did make him feel special...


A quick and easy snack that can be served to guests too.





Ingredients

Steak Mushroom - 1 packet
1 Green chili (optional)
Spring onions - cut into small pieces
1/4 tea spoon Ginger-garlic paste
Salt to taste
1 tea spoon corn starch
1 table spoon besan
Oil for frying


For the Marinate
1 table spoon vinegar
1 tea spoon soy sauce
1 table spoon chili sauce
1 tea spoon corn starch

How to


In a large bowl, mix the mushrooms, salt, corn starch, besan and ginger garlic paste and leave aside for 1/2 hr.
In a separate bowl, heat oil and deep fry the above mushrooms in slow fire and then keep aside.

In a new pan, put 1 tea spoon of oil and add the green chili and then the sauces. Cook in medium heat for 1 min stirring constantly. Add salt to taste.
Pour the sauce mixture over the mushrooms.

Add the spring onions and serve hot.




How did it fare
My husband was thrilled with the special treat. We had it for evening snack with tea. I served him the fried mushrooms first, without adding the sauce and then the Manchurian. He said the fried mushrooms tasted better than the Manchurian (I think it was a little soggy). So go ahead try the one you prefer or try both...


19 comments:

  1. Wow mushroom manchurian! Great idea. Must have tasted delicious..the pic already made me drool. And steak mushrooms..this is new to me. Have to give a thorough check at my grocery store next time :)

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  2. good idea..i never tasted it..looks so spicy n crunchy!!

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  3. Never tried this manchurian,sounds great and easy...

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  4. Totally love mushroom manchurian - this looks delicious !!

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  5. Manchurian looks soooo nice in texture and very inviting.. nice recipe dear! :)

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  6. looks nice, first time here.cute blog with neat presenetation and pics:)

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  7. Pictures are good , love mushroom in all items. LOoking so saucy and lovely moutheatering

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  8. Manchurian looks so tempting and yummy.

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  9. Thank you so much! I hope you try it and enjoy and leave me a comment with your feedback...

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  10. thanks for visiting my blog..the mushroom manchurians look very delicious!

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  11. Looks delicious ... i never tried mushrooms .. will try this .....

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  12. Looks yummy! Makes me drool..

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  13. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog..I like your recipes..Mushroom manchu looks yumm!!

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  14. Superchef and Madhumati and Anu - thanks to you too...

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  15. Hi HC,
    Thanks for ur comments at my blog :)
    Manchurian looks tempting,like it with shiny gravy.
    TC

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  16. hi there, i had seen a mushroom manchu recipe offlately and i tried it last week.but to my disappointment, when i tried to deep fry them, as the mushroom leaves water..the oil started to splurt..i switched off the gas and didnot cook further :(

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  17. could u suggest something so as the mushroom does not leave its water

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  18. Hi Rush, Truthfully I didnt have the problem with these steak mushrooms. I would suggest wash the mushrooms, pat them dry and marinate thoroughly with the masala and the corn flour and besan mixture. Do not add water. Cook in slow fire...

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