Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day Five : Mushroom Masala with Jeera Rice

On Day Five of the Blogging Marathon #7, brainchild of the lovely Srivalli , we have Mushroom Masala with Jeera Rice.

Mushroom Masala :

Ingredients :
Mushrooms - One packet
Onions - 3/4
Tomatoes - 2
Cloves of garlic - 7/8
Ginger - 1 inch
Salt - as per taste
Sugar - pinch
Green chilli - 1/2
Coriander leaves - bunch
Oil - 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Asafoetida (hing)- pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Goda masala - 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon

Method :
Wash mushrooms thoroughly and cut them in pieces as shown in the photo above.
Cut onions and tomatoes into small pieces.
Grate ginger and chop the garlic finely.
Cut green chillies into small pieces.
Wash and chop the coriander leaves.
Grind together ginger, garlic, green chillies, coriander leaves, cumin seeds and half of the onions in a mixer to make a fine paste.
Heat oil in heavy bottom pan (kadhai) and after the oil gets heated, add mustard seeds.
When the mustard seeds splutter and crackle, its time to add cumin seeds and hing.
Add the remaining onions and stir fry till the onions become translucent.
Add turmeric powder and the paste grinded in the mixer.
Stir continuously and add coriander powder, cumin powder and sugar. 
Stir till the oil is separated and then add tomatoes.
Add mushrooms and stir fry.
Cover with a lid and let the mushrooms cook properly.
Add water and cook.
Mushroom masala is ready.

Jeera Rice :
Ingredients :
One cup rice (cooked)
Cumin seeds(jeera) - 2 teaspoons
asafoetida (hing) - 1/2 teaspoon
Onions - 1/2
Potatoes - 1/2
Salt as per taste
Black Pepper / Kali Miri- 5
Cloves/ Lavang - 4
Cinnamon/Dalchini - 1/2 inch stick
Bay Leaf / Tamal Patra- 1

Method :
Cook rice separately.
Chop onions and potatoes into small pieces
Heat ghee in a pan.
Add cumin seeds when the ghee gets heated.
Add hing and black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf.
Add onions and stir till they become translucent.
Add potatoes and cover with a lid till they cook.
Add cooked rice and salt and stir fry well for 5/6 minutes.
Serve with Mushroom Masala.

Tips :
Mushrooms cook fast so be careful otherwise they tend to get overcooked.
As I was having mushroom masala with jeera rice, I added more water. 
In case of jeera rice, it can be cooked directly into pressure cooker similiarl to khichadi.

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Mom Chef said...

wow ! thats one delicious combo !! pass me the Jeera rice quick !

btw, the mushroom masala would be a treat to my ongoing event on "dish it out with mushrooms".
Check it out Rujutha.

Indian Mithai Mela ending 8th Aug
Dish it out- Mushroom and Onions – ending 31st July

Pavani said...

What a yummy combo. I love mushrooms, but neither my husband nor my son love them, so I'll be making this dish, just for myself. Thanks for sharing.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Looks awesome! I bet it was an excellent side to Jeera Rice!

Srivalli said...

That's a good combo..