Friday, July 11, 2008
Chilli Garlic Mushrooms
Decided to try something new for this months AWED - Chinese hosted by DK of Culinary Bazaar. This is my favorite event featuring new cuisine every month giving me an oppurtunity to explore new recipes.
Coming to Chinese cuisine I have never attempted anything apart from the regular fried rice and Veggie noodles.Though I cook mushroom atleast twice a week , its always in the form of some curry, or pulao. Thought why not give mushrooms a try with some nice and spicy Chinese recipe .With that in mind, started digging my recipe collections and found this small scribbling in a corner of a page, which had whole lot of recipes, waiting to be tried.
I remember noting it down from one of my favorite tamil magazine 'Aval Vikatan'.
This recipe seemed very simple and morever I had all the ingredients except vinegar. Since I dont like the taste of vinegar, replaced it with lime juice. At first I was a little hesistant to add tomato ketchup, but believe me a little sweetness enhances the taste.
I also tried the same recipe with cauliflower and also with chicken, both turned out great, will post them later this month.
Here you go with the recipe.
1 pack white button mushrooms, cut into quarters
1 medium onion sliced
1 medium green bell pepper sliced
3 medium garlic chopped
a very small piece of ginger chopped
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp chili powder
3 tblsp light soy sauce
1 tblsp corn powder dissolved in 3 tblsp water
1 tblsp lime juice
1/2 cup spring onion chopped
Cut mushrooms into halves.
Cut capsicums into halves, remove the seeds and cut into thin strips
Drain and keep aside.
In a pan add 2 tblsp of olive oil
Add the onion ,garlic and ginger and fry till translucent
Add capsicums and mushrooms. Add salt.
Stir fry till vegetables are tender crisp.
Add chili powder tomato ketchup and ¼ cup water. Simmer till almost dry
Add soy sauce and Lime juice. Mix corn flour with water and add.
Bring to a boil, simmer for 1 minute.
Sprinkle with spring onion ,give it a toss and switch off the stove.
Serve hot with roti's , noodles or fried rice
We can also add chopped green chillies along with garlic, instead of chili powder and vinegar instead of lime/lemon juice.