Friday, August 6, 2010

Chettinadu Mushroom

If there is one cuisine that I can die for is this chettinadu cooking.Chettinad is famous for two things.One is the beautiful house and their cuisine.I have lived in chennai for a couple of years and the only good thing that had happened to me in chennai was staying next to karaikudi restaurant.
The aroma from the kitchen only make my kneels go week.I have known chettinadu cuisine only from the restaurants and have never tasted any at home kitchen. So my version of chettiandu mushroom will closely resemble the restaurant style .
Of late I have become addicted to photography though dont know anything about it.Thats funny right? I am hoping to improve on this :)
Lets go to the recipe straight

Ingredients :

  1. Ginegelly Oil - 2 tbsp.
  2. Cinnamon stick - 1 inch
  3. Clove - 2 nos.
  4. Bay leaf - 1 no.
  5. Fennel Seeds - 1 tspn.
  6. Small onion - 20 nos.
  7. Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp.
  8. Turmericpowder - 1/2 tsp.
  9. Tomato - 1 no.
  10. Mushroom - 200 gms.
  11. Coriander Powder - 2 tbsn.
  12. Chilli powder - 1 tbsn.
  13. Salt to taste.
To be ground :
  1. Grated Coconut - 3 tbsn.
  2. Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp.
  3. Kus Kus (poppy seeds) - 2tsp.
  4. Cashenut -2 
  5. Cardamom - 1 no.
  6. Clove - 1 no.

Method :
  1. Heat oil in a pan and once it is hot enough , add cinnamon,bayleaf,clove,fennel seeds and fry until you see a slight change in color of the spices.
  2. Now add chopped onions and fry unti onion turns light brown color.
  3. Immediately ginger garlic paste and saute for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add tomotoes, chilli powder,coriander powder and salt , cook until oil leaves the sides.
  5. Now add mushrooms , stir it once and close with lid.Mushroom leaves lots of water, so cook until all the water is evaporated.
  6. Add the ground paste with a glass of water and simmer it for 7 minutes.If the gravy is too thick after 7 minutes , add some more water and cook for another 2 minutes.If the gravy is watery add corinader powder and make it thick.
Note :
  1. I used poppy seeds to the ground mixture, but it was not smooth.I was okay with it as it is not fatty yet thickens the gravy with nice aroma.If you dont like grainy mixture, substitue 4 cashews for 2 tsp of poppy seeds.:)
  2. This will be perfect for idly or Kal dosa.


Krishnaveni said...

mushroom is my fav one, loved this curry, yum

Hari Chandana said...

Very new to me.. sounds too good... thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

Akila said...

Wow... what a lovely mushrooms dear.... lovely clicks too.... want to grab from the screen....

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

எனக்கும் செட்டிநாட்டு உணவுகள் மிகவும் பிடிக்கும்...படமே அதன் சுவையை சொல்கிறது.....


சூப்பர்ப் செட்டிநாடு சமையல்...சூப்பர்ப் குறிப்பு...கண்டிப்பாக செய்து பார்க்கவேண்டிய குறிப்பு....

Satya said...

chettinadu food is my favorite too n karaikaudi resturent also :)..Ur's chettinadu mushroom looks very delicious n can feel the flavor of spices u used in it ...lovely ..bookmarked ..will defiantly try it ...thanks for sharing dear


Nitha said...

Wonderful recipe...

Guna's kitchen said...

sounds intresting and unique recipe.. luks delicious and nice gravy dear.. if u find time do visit my blog added u to my blogger friends list... glad to follow ur blog

Kiran said...

Musfroom curry looks delicious.

aipi said...

looks spicy n mouthwatering..nice recipe

Suman Singh said...

this curry sounds very new to me but looks delicious and yummie!

Jay said...

One of my favorite to have with soft hot chapatis..wonderfully presented dear.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

New variation of mushroom gravy for me ...
Hamaree Rasoi

Aparna S Mallya said...

I have only tried this in chicken. Mushroom sounds like a good veg option.

Sayantani said...

always look for new mushroom recipe. this one looks like a great accompaniment for rice. love it and bookmarked. and also thanks for this idea of making puttu in idli tray.

Shriya said...

something totally new to me, very interesting recipe. Love it.

SS blogs here said...

Good luck with the photography efforts. Always makes the blog looks pretty. These clicks have turned out nice too! :)

PranisKitchen said...

really delicious one. i used to make chettinad chicken .this veg version is really good liked it