chilli mushroom, how to make chilli mushroom recipe

by dassana amit updated August 10, 2013

chilli mushroom - indo chinese chilli mushroom recipe

chilli mushroom - this is a quick indo chinese recipe for making spicy chilli mushroom. this chilli mushroom recipe has a sauce.

most of the times i make food which are easy to prepare and quick. some indian recipes are time consuming but at times all i want is to make something quick for our rumbling tummies. and at times it is the best to make some quick indo chinese recipes. yes quick ones, not the ones which have extensive chopping and preparation like the veg manchurian or gobi manchurian.

and when i have mushrooms in handy this is what i make most of the times apart from the italian garlic mushroom.

indo chinese chilli mushroom

this is my way of making quick chilly mushroom. no preparing the batter and then frying the mushrooms separately. the mushrooms are stir fried till well browned and then the sauce is made. this is one recipe that you can make when you want to have some hot and spicy chinese food.

this chilli mushroom recipe is really spicy as apart from green chilies, i have also added red chili paste. so you can imagine…. decrease the quantity of green chilies and red chili paste if you want less heat and spice.

instead of thinking of ordering a takeaway or going to the nearby chinese restaurant, prepare this chilly mushroom at home. you won’t regret.

chili mushroom recipe

as you see in the pics, we had the chilly mushroom with some homemade whole wheat sesame burger buns. the buns just soaked up the sauce and it was yummm.

the chilli mushroom gravy also goes very well with naan, rotis and plain boiled rice. if you have more time and patience than you can make some chinese veg fried rice to go with it.

You might also like to check these Mushroom Recipes:

  1. Palak Mushroom
  2. Kadai Mushroom Recipe
  3. Methi Mushroom – Restaurant Style
  4. Mushroom and Spinach Cream Sauce
  5. Mushroom Manchurian – Step by Step

chilli mushroom recipe details below:

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quick indo chinese chilli mushroom recipe.
Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: indo chinese
  • 1 packet of white button mushrooms -200 to 250 gms
  • 1 large capsicum/green bell pepper, cut into fine strips
  • 3 tbsp onion or spring onion/scallion whites chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped celery (optional)
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped or slit
  • 1 tbsp corn flour dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • ½ tbsp soya sauce - add more if you prefer
  • ½ tbsp vinegar - i used balsamic vinegar
  • 1 or 1.5 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp red chili paste or 2 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp freshly crushed black pepper or black pepper powder or white pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste
  • some chopped spring onion/scallion greens for garnishing
  1. rinse the mushroom in water and chop them.
  2. heat oil in a wok or kadai
  3. add the onions or spring onion whites.
  4. stir fry them on medium heat till they become transparent.
  5. now add the ginger, garlic and green chilies and stir fry for a minute.
  6. add the capsicum & celery and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  7. add the mushrooms and stir fry on medium heat till the mushrooms leave water and start to get browned. they will shrink in size too.
  8. this will take about 7-8 minutes. the whole mixture should become dry and the mushroom browned.
  9. add soya sauce, pepper powder, salt, sugar, vinegar and stir.
  10. stop here if you want a dry chilly mushroom.
  11. for a gravied and saucy chilly mushroom follow the below steps.
  12. add water or vegetable stock to the mushrooms.
  13. let this mixture heat up & simmer.
  14. add slowly cornflour paste to this mixture.
  15. keep on stirring so that the sauce does not form lumps.
  16. when the sauce is thick enough remove from heat.
  17. check the seasonings... add soya sauce, sugar, salt or black pepper powder more as required.
  18. serve chilli mushroom hot with some veg fried rice or even plain rice.
  19. this chilli mushroom recipe also goes will with breads or buns too.
green chilies, garlic, ginger, red chili paste, black pepper powder, salt and sugar can be adjusted to suit one's taste. i have stir fried the veggies on medium heat so that they don't burn. if using high heat to stir fry the veggies than be careful so that they burn. add more cornflour paste if you want a thicker sauce or gravy.
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Serving size: 2-3

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Baisali March 26, 2014 1

I enjoy the delicious dish.thank u so much for this.


dassana amit March 30, 2014 2

welcome baisali


Amritha February 13, 2014 3

Thank you for posting it! I enjoyed this dish, was easy to make and tasted good. I made the dry version and it turned out to be very spicy, not sure if it was the pepper or the chilies. I added 4 tbsps of yogurt and it worked out well.


dassana amit February 13, 2014 4

welcome amritha


vini January 29, 2014 5

Thanks for this delicious dish


dassana amit January 30, 2014 6

welcome vini


chief great January 5, 2014 7

this was a goood recipe


UMA VERMA December 4, 2013 8

mushroom chilli by this method is really fine testy


dassana December 5, 2013 9

thanks uma


Shreya November 23, 2013 10

This one’s awesome easy and yummy am going to make this today for my mom!
Thank You!! :D


dassana November 23, 2013 11

welcome shreya


Jayati paul September 5, 2013 12

Thanks for this delicious whole family get proud in my cooking this fabulous dish n they gv me a name after enjoying this delicious dish i.e kitchen queen n itz regards only goes to u veg reciepies of india…..thanks alot..


dassana September 5, 2013 13

thanks jayati for this positive feedback. my best wishes for your cooking journey. keep trying and exploring more recipes.


Pavithra April 18, 2013 14

Looks creamy and yummy.
I think adding celery gives the crunchiness. Love the idea of having this with sessame topped buns.


Sania October 9, 2012 15

i tried the recipe and it was fantastic!
my hubby loved it too…served it with veg hakka noodles
thank you so much for the recipe


dassana October 10, 2012 16

welcome saniya and this is good to know.


Asmita August 22, 2012 17

Hi Dassana,
I cannot wait to make this. I really miss having chinese food here in the United States that tastes like the Chinese food in India.
This recipe looks easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing.


Akshatha August 18, 2012 18

Hi dasanna.. This is the first time am trying out a recipe from you blog. I tried this recipe last week.. Its so so so awesome… Thanks for sharing this really quick recipe.. Tastes so yuuummmmmmmmmmmmyyyyy… :)


dassana August 19, 2012 19

thanks akshatha.


sarala June 28, 2012 20

recipe is awesome. tried n came out well. younger daughter came from college n relished it with rotis elder one who hates mushroom tried n relished it thanks a lot waiting to cook for hubby who is out of town


dassana June 28, 2012 21

thanks sarala.. great… a mother’s delight seeing her children relishing what she cooks for them :-)


Anisha June 23, 2012 22

This is awesome… All I need is mushrooms and capsicum to make it… I’ll try making it with fried rice next time.


Richa@HobbyandMore June 22, 2012 23

This is such a great idea! the veg and gobi machurian has a long prep time. and hubbs loves shrooms. this will be made soon:)


familycook June 21, 2012 24

I never ate mushrooms as a child. Now, I cook them but in limited ways. Your recipe looks so easy to make. Now, I know what to cook with them when I buy them next time.


magnaswan June 21, 2012 25

wow it awesome tasty and delicious<3333


Anamika @ madcookingfusions June 21, 2012 26

No one eats mushrooms at my place, have never tried it. This recipe looks quick and simple….indo-chinese is something that I always ensure to eat during my delhi visits, old time memories :).


meera June 21, 2012 27

nice n easy recipe..will try it soon..:)
yestardy i tried ur tomato hubby loved it.. thank u:)


dassana June 21, 2012 28

welcome meera


Mayuri June 21, 2012 29

woooww, sounds easy n yummy..making it today:D


dassana June 21, 2012 30

yes mayuri…. do share your feedback….


kankana June 21, 2012 31

We Indians have this thing for indo-chienese don’t we. Even if not always, atleast once in a month we need that :)


Tanvi@SinfullySpicy June 21, 2012 32

I rarely make mushrooms at home – hubby wont eat. This looks yum..a nice alternative to paneer which we use all the time for vegetarian version!


Maria June 20, 2012 33

Liked your version of Mushroom Chilly and lovely pics :)