Mushroom Tambda Rasa

19 Oct

This is a Kolhapuri dish and like most dishes of those area(atleast the ones I have had) have a high spice quotient, nevertheless I liked this dish and think it is worth sharing.Originally I came across the non veg version of this dish many times on many different blogger spots and in most cases it used Mutton ,which I do not eat.Today when I looked into my refrigerator for something to cook for lunch I could see 2 boxes of mushrooms lying ready to turn its health.So I decided to use them instead of the Mutton in the original recipe I picked from here.

I have also tailored the measurements to my needs and replaces some of the items to my liking ,and also the technique.But the end product was immensely satisfactory and I am happy :).


  1. About 15 large mushrooms cut in quarters.
  2. 3tsp grated coconut
  3. 1/2 tsp Poppy seeds/khus khus
  4. 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  5. 4 red chillies
  6. 2 cloves
  7. 1/2 cinnamon stick
  8. 2 cardamom
  9. 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  10. 1/2 medium onion from roasting(First sset)
  11. 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  12. 1 Medium onion-Finely chopped (Second set)
  13. pinch of tumeric
  14. 1/2 onion finely chopped
  15. pinch of hing/astefotida
  16. A small bunch of corriander
  17. salt to taste
  18. oil
  1. Heat up a pan and in very little oil roast the first set of onion.Remove it to the blender
  2. In the same pan,lighly fry grated coco nut for less than a mt or till it starts emitting an aroma but does not turn dark brown and never black,put in blender with the onion.
  3. Then fry items 2-5 one by one and move it to belnder.
  4. Fry the cloves,cinnamon and cardamom together ,.Add it to above and the chilly powder, blend them all with 1/4 cup water into a smooth paste.
  5. In pan add some oil and fry the second set of onion till golden brown,add the mushroom and fry for mts.
  6. Add the ground paste,turmeric,salt and tomatoes and bring to a quick boil.Simmer and let it cook in its juices.
  7. Blend corriander leaves in bit of water,add it to above and let it cook for some time.
  8. Sprinkle a bit of hing and switch of stove.
  9. Serve with roti/rice.
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Marathi, Vegetarian


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