mushroom fry (goan style)

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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.

mushroom fry

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 🙂

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 chilli fry recipe

Mushroom Fry

4.8 from 25 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.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine Goan, Indian
Course: Main Course
Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings 2 to 3


  • 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


  • 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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  1. 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

  2. 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?

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

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

  4. 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

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

    1. 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.

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

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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Hello Dassana

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

    Sonika5 stars

  11. 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

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

  12. 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!

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

  14. 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!!?.

  15. 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.

    1. 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.

        1. 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.

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