Rawa Fried Mushrooms

During the rainy season in Goa, we get fresh mushrooms from the forest. Those are the tastiest mushrooms I have ever had. People who stay in the forest get those mushrooms for us. They work at our backyard and farmhouse. Sometimes we buy the forest mushrooms from the local market. These are sold at exorbitantly high rate like Rs.10/- per piece and are in demand. But still we love to make Rawa Fried Mushrooms.

My mom prepares a variety of dishes with those mushrooms. My dad being a pure vegetarian loves those forest mushrooms. He would not dare to eat the button mushrooms available in packets. He just does not like these cultured button mushrooms. But he loves those original forest mushrooms.

We make these rava fried mushrooms at home for lunch or dinner and they serve as a perfect side. They are crispy and taste yum. Little one loves these. They are easy to make and are perfect on those veg days when we don’t eat fish and crave for rava fried delicacies from Goa. Serve them as an accompaniment with Lemon rice or Jeera rice and enjoy your meal.
Ingredients:                                                    Serves: 4, Prep. Time: 30 Min’s
1 packet / 10 – 12 button mushrooms
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp salt
1 tbsp oil

For the coating:
1 cup rava /sooji / semolina
1/4 cup rice flour
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
Pinch of salt


Wash the mushrooms and pat dry.
Cut them into halves lengthwise including the stem.
If the mushroom is big, then make 4 pieces.
Sprinkle 1 tbsp water on the mushrooms and then apply salt, turmeric and chili powder and keep aside for 15 Min’s.

For frying:
Mix the ingredients for coating on a flat plate i.e. rice flour, rava, pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp each of turmeric powder and chili powder.

Dip the mushrooms in this rava. Ensure that it is fully covered with rawa.
Heat the frying pan and spread 1 tablespoon oil. Add more if required.
Place the rava coated mushrooms on the pan and fry on low flame.
After 10 minutes turn them to the other side.
Fry them for 20 minutes.
You know they are done when they turn brown and crispy.
Note: Always fry mushrooms on low flame and do not cover it while frying.
Serve it as a starter or as a side dish with rice.
Check the other rava fried veg dishes here.


  1. says

    This is a tempting starter!!! I love anything with the word 'rawa fry' and this is no exception!!!! Can we use tinned mushrooms too??
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. says

    Raksha these look as good as the wild ones. Seems the wild ones have not reached us as yet. Waiting to make them fried, tonak never tried the chilli fry must try this time around.

  3. Anonymous says

    Awesome GOAN !!!
    Hats off to you and your dishes ! We have a lot of nice receipe's and you bring out their true colour.

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