Mushroom curry with yogurt


Yet another winning combination with chapati , here succulent mushrooms are simmered in a rich yogurt coconut based gravy. The spices gives an enticing melange of flavors to the simple , fat-less and deliciously healthy mushrooms .

We are so passionate about mushrooms , and makes a dish or two with it every week. Though a curry like this , mushroom cutlets or mushroom ularthiyathu are our personal favorites , we love eating simply sauteed mushrooms , or wine braised ones with steaks. 



This recipe is not my innovation , but borrowed it from vanitha, a year back and started using it by changing it to my style ,ever since. The picture is a pretty old one , was in my drafts for some time , and finally getting it chance to see the world. I have added a bit more spices than the original recipe calls for, as you all might have figured my love for spices by now. How can a Kuttanadan - Kottayam gal be otherwise ;)

Since the Lent has started i know every body is hunting for a good substitute for their meat dishes.(See D, A, L and AM , I am adding some recipes for lent season ,just cos you guys asked, though i am not taking lent this season.) Trust me this is an awesome treat with chapati or ghee rice and you don't even feel you miss meat .


Recipe for Kerala Mushroom curry with Yogurt - Koon curry with yogurt :-

Ingredients:-
Mushrooms - 1 pack - 12-16 oz pack
Onion finely chopped - 1 medium
Garlic crushed - 2 cloves
Ginger finely chopped - a tiny piece
Green chili chopped - 1
Red chili powder - 1 tea spoon ( use less , as per your heat level)
Ground Coriander - 1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Garam masala - 1/2 tea spoon or use the whole spices specified below. I use both
Bay leaves - 1
Cloves - 4
Cardamom - 2
Star anise - 1
Mace - 1
Tomato chopped - 1 ( the original recipe has tomato in it , but i did not add it in this)
Yogurt - 3 table spoon , use as per your taste
Thin coconut milk  - 1 cup or use warm water
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Curry leaves
Cilantro ( optional)

Directions:-

a lil update on questions about how to clean mushrooms. :-
The mushrooms we get here have dirt here and there , so i dip it in a bowl of hot water for a minute and wipe it clean with a kitchen towel. If you are making a gravy less prep , make sure you wipe it pretty well or squeeze out the moisture ...

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. 
When they pop up add curry leaves and whole spices ( if you are using it) and fry for 30 seconds. 
Add chopped onion and saute for 5 minutes and add chopped ginger , green chili and garlic. 
Saute till the raw smell disappears and they turn brown.
Add Chilli,coriander and turmeric powder(+ garam masala)and fry for a minute or two in medium flame .
(If you are adding tomato add it now and saute till the oil separates.)
Add Yogurt and thin coconut milk( or water) combine well and then let heat through.
Add chopped mushrooms and cook it covered for 5-7  minutes or until done.
Uncover and simmer for a minute and switch off heat
Sprinkle chopped cilantro and serve warm.
( To make a thick gravy , simmer uncovered for a couple of minutes , stirring occasionally )




 Cheers
Sarah

69 comments:

Rachu said...

aaah mushroon in coconut is smthing i never tried... its a great substitute for meat for sure!
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Shanavi said...

Wow.. Love the mushroom crowding in the bowl.. Fantastic clicks again

Priti said...

Wow this looks so gud ....nice pics ....

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow so inviting.. adding yogurt and coconut makes it really rich and elegant.. Gonna try next time..

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Hari Chandana said...

Healthy and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. awesome clicks !!

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Jay said...

Really delicious..Absolutely tempting recipe..
btw..donno the meaning of mallu..???
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Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...different and delicious recipe...

Biny Anoop said...

hey great recipes aannalo dear...pics adipoli...

sojo said...

hmmmm... lovely lovely clicks... Iam sure it tastes just as good... love the way u write, Sarah..

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow looks so delicious !! excellent clicks !!

Smitha said...

that looks delicious!....surely a perfect curry for chapathis!...
beautiful clicks!
Smitha
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Deepa Praveen said...

Sara, I love this koon curry...and yes girl you gave your spicy kuttan touch to this..hugs for that...my amma used to prepare a koon thoran( mathi vattichau style with loads of coconut),she used give different names to this mushrooms like, pamabum koon, motta koon and what not. Oh dear girl, as usual I love this mouthwatering dish of yours.Hey thanks for your feed back.

kittymatti said...

wow1 looks yummy yummy!

Prathima Rao said...

What a fantastic curry!!! Love d coconut milk flavor along with mushrooms...yummm...
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Chitra said...

Looks too good.nice clicks :)

Prathibha said...

looks superb n yummy..love mushrooms in rich sauce..

Kairali sisters said...

hmm well this is good, manoj loves mushroom and i always hunt for new preparations for the same, ethonnu try cheythittu thanne karyam!

Treat and Trick said...

Great photo and looks delicious!

divya said...

Delicious and tempting clicks...Absolutely mouthwatering..

Jeen said...

Superb clicks sara....
I need to try this tasty recipe.

Swathi said...

Mushroom curry with yogurt adipoli.

Neenu Praveen said...

love anythn wth mushroom..it jst melts in the mouth and very healthy too. Yum. Luks lika naadan meen curry...nice.

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

really sarah, were there any spices that left in your pantry that was not added to this curry!!! from the ingredient list itself i could imagine that it might have tasted great!

Rookie Qookie said...

Would love to have a go at it :)

Cheers,
Reshmi

anthony stemke said...

Lovely recipe, another good way to cook mushrooms. Thank You.

Pushpa said...

Love mushrooms in any form looks fabulous and superb.

Zareena said...

Yummy and delicious mushrooms. The curry looks rich and creamy. Really Sarah, you rock..:)
Your mind blowing clicks are tempting me soo much that after dinner also the pics are making me drool. :)

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, that sounds delicious! I love yogurt, and mushrooms, so this sounds like a perfect dinner in my opinion...

Lyndsey said...

That is a lot of flavor stuffed into one little bowl.

Sathya Sankar said...

Mushroom curry with yogurt sound interesting and looks mouthwatering!
Awesome clicks!

Gayathri said...

Hi sarah..I am planning to make this recipe today , and can you tell me a trick to keep the yogurt from curdling? Your dish has come out so well.

Gayathri

S.Menaga said...

looks so inviting...

Priya said...

Wat a wonderful capture, looks simply delicious and inviting..

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely clicks, looks so delicious!

Suman Singh said...

Something new to try..love your clicks..they are just AWESOME! Thanks for the recipe dear!

An Open Book said...

interesting tht uve added curd n coconut milk..im tempted to try just to see how curd n mushrooms go :)

Pavithra said...

Wow the curry looks absolutely divine with ur beautiful clicks.. awesome honey... love each and every shots.

Padma said...

Looks too good Sarah :)

Sowmya said...

Yummy side-dish - juicy and spicy!

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love2cook said...

Truly mouthwatering mushroom curry...am salivating here!

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow..looks absolutely fabulous !

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very new and fantastic one.And awesome clicks too

Pia said...

mushrooms looks really yummy. Nice pictures

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VS said...

Such a delicious picture. The curry look so yum.

Cooking Foodie said...

I have made mushroom curry but never with yogurt.. will have to try this soon...

Rumana Rawat said...

Beautiful and great picture too.. and i have started my event Treat to Eyes series-2, do participate:)

? said...

This is like one our Kurma's, without ground coconut paste; perfect substitute for meat!

Madhu said...

Looks awesome Sarah!
BTW, I tried making the beans Thoran like the way you did last month. It came out good. Do peek into my blog to see how its looking like.
Dont judge the taste by the way it looks though. Taste was far superior...looks, not even close to what you made :(

Irene said...

I am picky when it comes to mushrooms. I like only wine braised with steak or button mushrooms sauteed in garlic butter. But this looks really really good. Will give it a try. Thank you for sharing it with us :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Not a big fan of mushrooms,wont mind to eat in restaurants,but still havent cooked at home,yours looks very nice...

Reva said...

Oooohhhh.... another yummy recipe. I am not going to say anything different from what has already been said by my foodie friends.... Both the dish and the pics looks lovely..
Reva

SheenaBabu said...

Looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. awesome clicks !!

Suja Sugathan said...

Great recipe dear..looks so tempting.

Jay said...

Thanks for stopping by dear...Hope you are having a great day..!
keep visiting..!
btw Am not a mallu..;))

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Big fan of mushroom love it ..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

For me it feels like chick! Df winning recipe for roti :D

Paola said...

Wow, tutte le tue ricette sono fantastiche, ma questa è davvero molto molto allettante! ...eccellente la foto!!!
Paola

Cham said...

That looks absolutely delicious and quiet tempting!

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

adipoliyayittundu ketto..... aashamsakal....

aipi said...

Loved the recipe to the core..delicious looking!

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Tina said...

adipoli....

Reeni said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I never had mushrooms in curry - love it!

Nostalgia said...

Delicious! Beautiful pictures and a great recipe I am sure.

Babli said...

Wonderful dish. Looks delicious and tempting.

valarskitchen-basics said...

Wow look so delicious!!

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San said...

Inviting gravy with mushroom ,i can imagine its combo with rice n roti .Good presentation .

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Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

I've never tried mushroom curry but it looks delicious! Will have to remember to add some in my vegetable curry the next time.

Now Serving said...

Succulent gravy and delicious - I use mushrooms in my Thai curries and I must say I love it with coconuts

themustardseed said...

Wow what a delicious dish!! Looks absolutely tempting and beautiful photographs!

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