A Great Appetiser - Mushroom Salt And Pepper!

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“From the TV show - Mirch Masala on Star Plus. This is am amazing appetiser that was on air this morning at 11:30am Oman time. With alot of improvements, Mirch Masala has made a comeback once again, and this time, it looks even more promising than before! I'm making this for lunch today, for mom and me:)”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 300 g canned mushrooms, washed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 2 teaspoons maida flour (all-purpose flour)
  • 3 -5 tablespoons water
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 500 ml oil, to fry mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, peeled and very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, peeled and very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onions, very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chili paste
  • 14 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon spring onion (only the green portion and not the white portion)
  • 3 -5 fresh coriander leaves, chopped,to garnish


  1. Heat oil in a wok.
  2. In the meantime, wash and drain the canned mushrooms.
  3. Remove the stem of each mushroom.
  4. Put into a large bowl.
  5. Add cornflour, maida, salt and a little water.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Put each mushroom, one at a time, into the hot oil and fry until light brown.
  8. Remove onto a clean paper napkin so as to drain out the excess oil.
  9. Prepare red chilli paste by heating a little garlic in a pan and then adding it to a little (depends on your taste) red chilli powder.
  10. Mix well and then add a little water to prepare the red chilli paste.
  11. Now, take 1 tsp.
  12. of this same hot oil in a pan.
  13. Add garlic and ginger.
  14. Stir-fry till the raw smell of the same is gone.
  15. Add green chillies, onion, the prepared red chilli paste, vinegar, soya sauce and the green portion of spring onion.
  16. Mix well.
  17. Add the fried mushrooms.
  18. Toss the mushrooms in the mixture until well mixed.
  19. Transfer into a serving bowl.
  20. Garnish with corriander leaves.
  21. Serve immediately.

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