During my last India trip, my aunt (in-law) made some tasty shallow-fried mushroom by coating them with rava (sooji). I loved the crispy outside and tender insides. Today I was very tempted to make them when I saw a box of mushrooms in my fridge. So I sliced them, threw in some spices, coated them with rava and shallow-fried them. See, it's that simple!
12 to 14 mushrooms (8 oz/ 227 gm)
3/4 to 1 tsp chilli powder
3/4 tsp jeera (cumin) powder
1/4 tsp hing powder (optional)
Salt to taste
Rava (sooji) - about 1/2 cup
Wipe mushrooms with a damp paper towel or damp cloth. (If you wash them they will be soggy). Chop them into thin slices (about 1/4th inch thick).
Place mushrooms slices on a large plate or bowl and sprinkle chilli powder, jeera powder and hing powder. Add salt to taste and mix, coating all the mushrooms with the powders. Keep aside for 15 mts.
Roll the mushroom slices in rava. [There will be some rava leftover, you needn't use up the entire lot].
Heat 2 to 3 tsp oil in a shallow-bottomed pan and spread it with a spatula. Place mushroom slices and roast (uncovered) for a few minutes on each side till they turn golden brown.
Enjoy the ooze of the juicy insides when you bite into these yummy mushrooms!