Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Achari Mushroom

This spicy, tangy and delicious pickle-flavored dish was what we had for dinner today and I couldn't wait to blog about it. I followed  Deeba's Achari Chicken recipe with a few changes, the main change being, of course, using mushroom. For the original recipe, go here.

I used baby bella mushrooms for this dish. You can use any regular mushroom. Mushrooms are a good substitute for meat as they pull in the spicy flavors and give a rich and appetizing look to the dish.

This was the first time I used Nigella seeds in my cooking. With Priya's and Ayeesha's ongoing event - Cooking with Seeds : Nigella, I was all the more enthusiastic to go ahead with this dish.

Ingredients :
450 gm (16 oz) mushrooms
1 1/2 tbsp juice of lemon
2 green chillies, slit
2 bay leaves
3/4 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
3/4 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp methi (fenugreek) seeds
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 large onions
2 medium tomatoes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp  bhuna jeera powder*  
3 tbsp thick yogurt (curd)
Coriander leaves

Method :
Soak the green chillies in lemon juice and set aside.

Heat oil. Add bay leaves, kalonji, saunf, jeera and methi and roast on low flame. To this add ginger garlic paste and finely chopped onion, increase the heat and saute for a few minutes. Add haldi, red chilli powder and bhuna jeera powder [ dry roast cumin seeds and powder them. I just used regular jeera powder]. Saute for sometime.  Add  finely chopped tomatoes and roast till they are completely cooked. Pour the yogurt and mix well . [ I usually beat yogurt with a fork or whisk before adding it to any hot dish]. Cook for a couple of minutes.

Add chopped mushrooms. Add salt, mix well and cook covered for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring every two minutes. You don't need to add water as the mushrooms along with salt will release a good amount of water. Throw in the green chillies and lemon juice and cook on low heat for two minutes. [ I added only the juice and discarded the chillies].

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot.

Sending this to Bookmarked Recipes.

This also goes to Tried and Tasted - Passionate about baking, started by Zlamushka and Lakshmi.



  1. I love any dish wid pickle flavour..Urs looks too good..This dish will be our this weekend`s special!!

  2. Yummy achari mushrooms, very tempting..u can send it to CWS-Nigella seeds going at http://tasteofpearlcity.blogspot.com/2010/09/cooking-with-seeds-nigella-seeds.html

    Thanks in advance Aparna..

  3. Healthy and delicious, great click too..

  4. wow looks so yummy. never tried this type. thanks for sharing

  5. Was surprised to read that u used Nigella seeds for the first time. It's very common in our kitchen. Achari mushroom looks very tempting

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Hi. Love the achari flavor, goes well with hot parathas. Nice version with the Mushrooms.

  7. Sounds interesting recipe with mushrooms..looks too good

  8. very interesting n tempting recipe...sounds amazing Aparna..

    Tasty appetite

  9. Achari mushrooms looks delicious. I like mushroom

  10. Delicious Achari Mushrooms. I recently tried the Achari Aloo and loved it. I should try the other versions soon !!

  11. wow tempting achari mushroom ..looks so delicious ..yummy


  12. Wow Mushrooms..... Love it Love it.... :)

  13. wow, wonderful looking curry. Thanks for linking it to my event.

  14. Hey Aparna.. the masala here does not have to be ground! I make an achari chicken often lately that uses similar spices, but involves some grinding. Will remember this version for times when I don't want to grind! :)

  15. Delicious achari mushroom..Thanks a lot for linking it to bookmark event!

    US Masala

  16. I have never tried something like this, but from what I see I am missing a great deal. It looks very appetizing.

  17. Nice and yummy dish with mushrooms...a lovely dish to try..

  18. Achari mushrooms look delicious.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  19. That was good to know, Aparna! Thanks! :)

  20. Heard about achari aloo, but achari mushrooms is new to me, nice preparation. Lovely side dish.

  21. Wow, that sounds and looks delicious! I have never had mushrooms prepared like this.

  22. Mushroom curry are my fav...they look tempting and mouthwatering!

  23. that sounds delish...never heard acharo with mushrooms...gotta try this one



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