Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mushroom in Spicy Tamarind Sauce / Mushroom Song

Song is a Konkani dish which is supposed to be very spicy. It goes well with bland dal or roti. I also like to have it with panna polo or very thin rice dosa or any other dosa. Here is the recipe.

400 gms mushroom
2 medium onions
1 tablespoon oil

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 tablespoon tamarind concentrate dissolved in 1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon chili powder or as per taste.
salt for taste


Chop the onions into small pieces. In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. Add the onion after the mustard splutters and fry the onion on medium heat till transparent. The onions should not caramelize or turn light brown. Chop the mushrooms into 4 pieces each and add it in the pan. Cook the mushrooms covered for 4-5 minutes. Add 4-5 tablespoon water if the mushrooms turn dry. Add the tamarind juice and chili powder and cook for another 5 minutes. Then remove cover and add salt as per taste. Serve hot.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 3-4