Mushroom Chilly

Mushroom chilly happens to be another successful experiment carried out in my kitchen. I wanted to post this long back, but it got delayed due to some reasons.

My family loves mushrooms. One reason is that it has a good taste and second is due to its numerous health benefits.
Believe me... Mushrooms have lots of health benefits. They are full of protiens,vitamins,minerals and anti oxidants. Mushrooms helps to reduce the cholesterol levels and are beneficial in preventing cancer of prostrate and breast. They also help reduce diabetes as they contain natural insulin. They also boost the immunity and aids weight loss.

Mushrooms is the only vegetable to contain vitamin D in edible form. They are rich in calcium, iron, potassium,copper and selenium
But there is a word of caution. Only a few types of mushrooms are edible. Mushrooms can kill too as most of them are poisonous. Always buy packaged mushrooms and never ever try to pick mushrooms from woods.



Ingredients:
1 Packet button mushrooms
1 tomato
1 medium sized onion
1 cup chopped spring onions
1/2 capsicum
1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
1 tablespoon  soya sauce
1 tablespoon  chilly sauce
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1 maggi cube
1 tsp corn flour

Procedure:
Wash and clean the mushrooms. Cut them into small pieces.
Chop all the vegetables. Cut the capsicum into 2 cm square pieces.
In a kadai, heat 2 tablespoon oil and fry the onions.
Once they are bit pinkish add ginger-garlic paste and mix. Add tomatoes and wait till tomatoes turn mushy.
Now add the capsicum and fry for 5-10 minutes by keeping the lid of the kadai covered.
Then add the maggi cube, pepper powder, soya and chilly sauce and mix properly.
Add the mushrooms and mix well.
Now add 1/2 cup water and keep the pan covered. Let the mushrooms get cooked for 15-20 minutes.
Add more water if required. If there is more water, add the wheat flour and stir. Switch off the gas after mushrooms are cooked.
Garnish with chopped spring onion greens.

Note: If you need gravy in the dish and it becomes watery, add 1 tablespoon  corn flour to it. This makes the gravy a bit thick.

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