Chilli Mushroom

Chilli Mushroom is an Indo-Chinese starter recipe or a street-food snack prepared with deep-fried mushrooms and a chilli based sauce. It tastes great when served as a dry variant for a starter or an appetizer. 

Servings:- 2 people

Course:- Starters

Cuisine:- Indo-Chinese


For Deep Frying:

1/2 cup all purpose flour/maida

1/4 cup corn flour

1/4 tsp red chilli powder

1/4 tsp black pepper powder

1/4 tsp ginger-garlic paste

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup water

8 mushrooms, halved

Other Ingredients:

3 tsp oil

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 inch ginger, finely chopped

1 green chilli, slit

3-4 tbsp spring onion, chopped

1/4 onion, petals

1/4 capsicum, cubed

1.5 tbsp tomato ketchup

1 tsp chilli sauce

1 tbsp vinegar

1 tbsp soya sauce

1/4 tsp black pepper powder

1/4 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp corn flour

2 tbsp water


1. Firstly, to prepare the batter take 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 1/4 cup corn flour, 1/4 tsp red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper powder, 1/4 tsp ginger-garlic paste and 1/4 tsp salt in a bowl. 

2. Now, add 1/2 cup water and prepare a smooth lump-free batter. Next, dip in the mushroom pieces and coat them well. 

3. Further deep fry the coated mushrooms in hot oil on medium flame. Keep stirring occasionally and fry them till they turn golden and crisp. Keep the fried mushrooms aside. 

4. Now, in a kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute 2 garlic cloves, 1 inch ginger and 1 green chilli. Next, add 2 tbsp spring onions and saute them on high flame. 

5. Further add 1/4 onion petals and 1/4 cubed capsicum and saute them for 2-3 mins. Now, add 1.5 tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 tsp chilli sauce, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1 tbsp soya sauce, 1/4 tsp black pepper powder, 1/4 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. 

6. Continue to saute the sauces on high flame until the sauce thickens. Now, prepare the corn flour slurry by dissolving 1 tsp corn flour in 2 tbsp water. 

7. Pour the corn flour slurry to the sauces and keep stirring until the gravy thickens and turns glossy. Now, add the fried mushrooms and mix gently coating the sauces well. 

8. Finally, serve chilli mushroom garnished with some chopped spring onions immediately.