Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mushroom gravy ( Anambe or Anabe saaru/ kaazhan kulumbu)

Mushroom is also called as fungi. It is consumed around the world. Even vegetarians consume this, some consider this to be a non-veg food and they avoid it. Its tasty and has a unique flavour. Mushroom sauces when added to some gravy, fries, grills etc. makes the meal so flavourful. If someone is looking to substitute meat in their diet, mushrooms are always a great option. Its taste and texture is similar to that of meat ( not exactly, but to some extent). Its rich in selenium and has great nutritious value. I like it so much and use it abundantly in my cooking. Here goes the recipe...

Oyster mushrooms - 2 cups
Onions - 2 nos
Tomatoes - 2 nos
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Chilly powder - 2 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1 tbsp
Thin coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 2 nos
Salt for taste
Oil for cooking

Grind 1 onion and 2 tomatoes to smooth paste. In a wok, heat oil and stir fry finely chopped onion (1 nos) till it becomes golden brown. Now add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min. Add chilly powder and give a stir. Add the ground paste and saute for 5 min. Add whole mushrooms (can even chop them or shred them using your hands and add) and saute for a min. Now add thin coconut milk, green chillies slit lengthwise, and salt for taste. Cover and cook till its done. Serve hot with Rice, roti, chappathi etc.

Can use other varieties of edible mushrooms. It will taste equally good. Its very important to use tested and certified edible mushrooms as certain varieties of mushrooms are toxic in nature.


  1. Nice gravy,I love anything using mushroom.thanks for posting....

  2. i love mushrooms but never tried oyster mushrooms, but gravy looks spicy and nice..


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