mushroom fry (goan style)

Mushroom fry recipe with step by step photos. Mushrooms sautéed with soft succulent onions, green chilies and spices. Low fat and a vegan recipe from the Goan Cuisine.

This recipe of Mushroom fry is a Goan recipe. Not to be confused with the Indo Chinese Chilli Mushroom. This is how my mom makes prawn chilli fry and I make the mushroom fry with green chillies – prawns substituted with mushrooms 🙂

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mushroom fry

In this recipe, not a lot of green chillies are used. Just 2-3 green chilies are used with onions. So there is a sweetness from the onions and hint of warmth from the green chillies and spices.

Mushroom fry is easy to prepare and serve. Make this dish when you are very tired or busy and you will thank me. It goes best with bread, dinner rolls or pav.

I usually serve mushroom fry with homemade brown bread or pav (Indian rolls) or white bread. This time served with black sesame masala bread.

It can also be served as a starter or can be had as a side dish. Sometimes I make it accompanied by some dal as a side dish. But most times as a main dish served with bread. You can also serve it with roti or naan.

mushroom chilli fry recipe

How to make mushroom fry

1. Rinse 200 to 250 grams button mushrooms a couple of times in water and then drain well.

button mushrooms

2. Chop the mushrooms and keep aside.

chopped button mushrooms

3. Slice the onions thinly. Slit the green chilies. Also, measure and keep all the ingredients ready.

sliced onions

4. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan or kadai (wok). Add the sliced onions.

added sliced onions in oil

5. This process of cooking onions takes a lot of time. so to quicken this process, add a pinch of salt to the onions. This helps the onions to cook faster.

sauteing onions in oil

6. Saute the sliced onions till they begin to get light golden.

sauteing onions in oil

7. The onions should have a softness in them. So when you see them beginning to get light golden, proceed to the next step. Don’t make the onions crisp or browned.

sauteing onions in oil

8. Now add the 2 to 3 slit green chilies.

added 2 to 3 slit green chilies

9. Saute for half a minute.

sauteing onions and chillies

10. Now add the chopped mushrooms and stir.

chopped mushrooms in the pan

11. Add ½ teaspoon cumin powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, 1 pinch red chili powder and 1 to 2 pinch garam masala powder. Also add salt as required. Just remember we have added salt while frying the onions so add salt accordingly.

added spices for mushroom fry recipe

12. Mix the spices very well with the mushrooms. saute the mushrooms on a low to medium flame. The mushroom will shrink in size and leave water.

mixing spices

13. Continue to cook till all the water has evaporated and you can see oil in the mixture.

cooking mushroom fry

14. Saute till the mushrooms turn light golden from the edges. Then add 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves).

cooking mushroom fry

15. Cook and stir for a minute.

cooking mushroom fry

16. Switch off the fire and Serve the mushroom fry with some pav, bread or rolls. You can also serve mushroom fry with chapatis or butter naan or garlic naan or plain paratha.

mushroom fry
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Mushroom Fry

4.8 from 24 votes
Mushroom fry is a delectable mushroom recipe from the goan cuisine. Mushrooms sautéed with soft succulent onions with a hint of warmth from the green chilies and spices.
mushroom chilli fry recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Course:main course
Cuisine:goan,indian
Difficulty Level:Easy
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 200 to 250 grams button mushrooms
  • 1 large onion or 2 medium sized onions
  • 2 to 3 green chilies
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (ground turmeric)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 pinch red chili powder - optional
  • 1 to 2 pinch garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 or 2 tablespoon coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
  • salt as required

Instructions

  • Rinse and chop the mushrooms. Slice the onions thinly. slit the green chilies.

making mushroom fry

  • Heat oil in a pan or kadai (wok).
  • Add the onions and saute till they begin to get light golden.
  • This process of cooking onions take a lot of time. so to quicken this process, add a pinch of salt to the onions. This helps the onions to cook faster.
  • The onions should have softness in them. So when you see them beginning to get light golden, proceed to the next step. Don't make the onions crisp or browned.
  • Add the green chilies and saute for half a minute.
  • Now add the chopped mushroom and stir.
  • Add all the spice powders including salt if required.
  • Saute the mushrooms till they shrink in size and leave water.
  • Continue to cook till all the water has evaporated and you can see oil in the mixture.
  • Saute till the mushrooms turn a light golden.
  • Add coriander leaves. Stir and cook for a minute.
  • Switch off the fire and serve mushroom fry with some pav, bread or rolls.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 438mg13%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 13.6mg16%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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55 comments/reviews

  1. Yummy5 stars

  2. Thanks. Was easy and tasty4 stars

    • thanks for the feedback and rating. welcome.

  3. Thank you5 stars

  4. Thus recipe is very easy to make and turned out good.4 stars

    • thank you winnie and happy cooking ????

  5. thanks for this easy recipe5 stars

    • Welcome Arnab

  6. Thanks for the mushroom fry receipe came out very well. usually I check every web site but finally end here, tried almost all receipe.5 stars

    • Welcome Jalaja. Glad to know this.

  7. Very good and easy to cook.
    Thanks a lot for the recipe5 stars

    • thanks a lot.

  8. I love the mushroom fry. can you add the recipe for andhra style mushroom fry?

    • swathi, will try to add.

  9. Ooo my God…super dish5 stars

    • thankyou anitha 🙂

  10. It is a great recipe and very easy to cook. I loved it…yum. Have bookmarked it and will definitely be a regular at my home. Looking forward to trying some more recipes from ur site. Thanks?

    • surely try more recipes pearl and keep us posted how they were? and you are welcome.

  11. NICE RECIPE

    • thankyou sandhya 🙂

  12. Awesome and very tasty recipe.. ? Tried both with oyster and button mushroom..I loved oyster mushroom fry more although both tasted superb..❤️5 stars

    • pleased to know this soumya thankyou for your positive words 🙂

  13. today, I tried it.. it came out very well and so delicious.. my kid and hubby liked it very much ???? thanks for the yummy recipe..5 stars

    • welcome always santhya 🙂 and thankyou santhya.

  14. I have fresh oyster mushroom. Can I make this recipe with oyester mushroom. Nobody in my home eats mushroom. Does it taste like paneer?

    • yes you can make with oyster mushrooms. i have not tasted fresh oyster mushrooms but have tasted the dried ones. their taste is different and not like paneer.

  15. Nice recipe:-):-)

  16. This was truly yummilicious….:-) Added spring onion greens when mushrooms were half cooked… It gave a nice taste and freshness….5 stars

    • thanks anoosha for sharing you suggestion.

  17. Such a simple and lovely recipe! Made mushrooms for the first time and it turned out great! Thanks Dassana! 🙂4 stars

    • welcome priyanka

  18. Hi,
    I keep checking various websites for recipes and yours is one of the best. I never tried cooking mushroom before this is my first attempt and have to say one of the best. Thanks for this wonderful recipe

    • welcome rajalakshmi. glad to know that you liked the mushroom recipe.

  19. Thanks, i tried without pepper with green chillies for spicy taste and it came beautiful5 stars

    • welcome jay. thanks for sharing your feedback.

  20. Im crazy about fried mushrooms4 stars

  21. Hi dassana, this dish is going to be a regular in my kitchen. I am the only one who eats mushrooms in my home, and I was looking for something easy so that I’m still left with energy to cook something else for others. this recipe suits perfect my need and tasted so good with rice.

    • thanks preeti for your feedback. nice to hear that you liked it.

  22. Hello Dassana

    Just loved the Mushroom Fry. It was wiped clean in minutes. Flavour with a kick. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

    Regards
    Sonika5 stars

    • welcome sonika

  23. Hey Dassana,
    I tried the Mushroom fry, it came out really well….simple recipe and yummy. I also added capsicum and it tasted good too. Thanks a lot for this recipe.
    I also tried mixing d recipe with the rice as well, it came well too….Guys u shld try this recipe 🙂 5 stars to you mate.5 stars

    • thanks gowtham for the rating as well as giving your variation of this mushroom fry recipe.

  24. Super awesome for a quick weeknight dinner. Added about 2 tablespoons of buttermilk towards the end of the cooking time and served it with garlic rolls. Yummy!

    • thanks poonam

  25. Tried out the recipe….turned excellent. I added some quartered tomatoes at the end.5 stars

    • thanks colleen

  26. We love mushrooms; that looks wonderful!

  27. Goan mushroom chilli fry is really good. I love mushrooms. In the monsoon season usually we will get a lot of natural mushrooms from our backyard and paddy field. It taste great. We make mushroom fry, mushroom thoran, mushroom curry extc.., what a delicious food it is!!?.

    • thanks jayaprakasan for the feedback.

  28. Great recipe! I’m a big mushroom fan and have been looking for Indian recipes as generally mushrooms taste great in stir-fries and western dishes but generally lose their innate flavor when they are over-cooked. I wonder how this would taste with other varieties of mushrooms.

    • same here. we are also mushroom fans. though the only variety of mushroom i have tried besides button mushrooms are oyster mushrooms. yet i think, this recipe would go well with other varieties of mushrooms too. with experience one can easily cook mushrooms in the right way without over doing them.

      • How do you find oyster mushrooms in comparison to button ones ?5 stars

        • shashi, we get dried oyster mushrooms and in my home no body is fond of it. we don’t get fresh oyster mushrooms so i have never tried them. we prefer button mushrooms.

  29. awesome 🙂 my all time favourite with roti and rice 🙂

  30. This is how I too make Mushrooms curry…love it with chapattis and in Sandwich fillings!