Mushrooms With Ginger and Green Chilli (Khombi Tarkari)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This lovely Indian dish can be eaten warm or cold. Apart from serving it as a side dish to an Indian meal, I think it would also be nice as a warm topping over lettuce (such as lamb's lettuce). When I made this as part of a vegetarian Indian meal, the mushrooms were a big hit with my vegetarian friend Linda. The recipe is adapted from Julie Sahnie's Indian cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a wok or a large skillet. Add onions and fry them on medium heat for 3 minutes. Add ginger, garlic and chilli and fry for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add turmeric, mushrooms and some salt. Fry (stir from time to time) until all the liquid from the mushroom has vanished and the mushrooms have browned (ca 15 minutes).
  3. Reduce the heat, add the cumin seeds and the lemon juice and fry until the mushrooms have absorbed the lemon juice.
  4. Check the seasoning and serve hot or cold.
Most Helpful

Wow, greater than the sum of its parts! I make a lot of Indian food, and this was more impressive than a lot of the recipes I try. I used a third of the oil and more lemon.

Maito November 10, 2014