Mushroom 65 - Gluten Free & Vegan

Preparation Time - 30 minutes
Serves - 2


1/2 pound Large Button Mushrooms
1 tbsp  Minced Garlic
3/4 tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp or to taste Red Chili Powder
3/4 tsp Black pepper powder
12 Curry Leaves
1/4 cup Besan or Chickpea flour
1/4 cup Corn Starch
1.5 tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1/4 tsp of haldi
Thai chili pepper flakes: to taste
Lime: to taste
Sea Salt per taste


1.  Dry the cleaned mushrooms with paper towels. Detach the stems from the mushrooms and cut them into four pieces.

2.  Make a thick batter of corn starch and besan, gradually adding water to the flour.  (Make sure the batter is not watery or else it won't form a coat on the mushrooms.) Add a bit of salt, red chili powder, 1/8 tsp black pepper, and haldi to it. Dip the mushrooms in this batter. Heat 1 tbsp of oil and shallow fry the coated mushrooms in a skillet.  Cover the skillet to create an oven effect.  Once cooked, remove to a paper towel and keep aside.

3. To a skillet, add 1/2 tsp oil. When warm add the minced garlic to it. Saute for a minute. Add curry leaves, cumin powder, red chili powder and pepper powder and fry for a minute.  Add a tsp of water.

4. Add the fried mushrooms to it and give it a rough stir.
5. Finally add the chili pepper flakes, lime, and salt.  Stir to coat the mushrooms well. If needed sprinkle a little amount of water.  Remove to a serving dish and serve warm.


Spring onions for garnish

Note: Recipe is altered from the blog that is below

Most of the Mushroom dishes are soggy and boring; this is the first time I have tasted a yummy dish that has distinctive flavor like fried ChickenJ, so crisp and tasty. This lovely dish is from my dear friend Kim who is not only a foodie but also an advocate for  organic and gluten free food .She had delicately prepared this delicious Mushroom 65 for a potluck and it was the most admired snack in the partyJ


  1. Simply delicious, sooo tempting mushroom 65..

  2. Lovely recipe and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..

  3. I like this dry mushroom recipe, i will try. Looks awesome.

  4. What a scrumptious mushroom preparation,looks terrific no wonder this was the most raved about dish:)!!!

  5. yum yum dish dear!....wonderful flavors with mushroom!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  6. Sure a delicious mushroom dry,just like chicken..thank for stopping by,u have a wonderful space and glad to follow u dear.

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    mushroom & spinach has got ot me some of my fav. veggies!
    i loveee this (:

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  9. I like this recipe, mushrooms should taste good prepared this way :) I will try next time I will have mushrooms

  10. I am a big mushroom lover and this dish sounds perfect to me!

  11. Looks absolutely wonderful. I looove mushrooms, this dish sounds healthy and delicious. The perfect combination :)

  12. Nice recipe with mushrooms .Absolutely delicious

  13. What a tempting & delightful starter!!!Thx for dropping by...This is an awesome blog & happy to be following u!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. delicious starter!!

    first time here and i'm in love with some of ur recipes.. bookmarked ur soup varieties.. following u!!

  15. u have awards and tag waiting for u in my blog!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  16. Mushroom is my all time fav .Weekly there will be mushroom in any forms in the kitchen .Captivating and an easy recipe dear.

  17. Crispy and delicious appetizer....novel treatment of mushrooms! Happy to follow your recipes!

    Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

  18. That looks absolutely delicious and quiet tempting!

    US Masala

  19. Delicious n mouthwatering....looks really yum...first time here..u hv a lovely space..visit mine as time permits....


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