Mushrooms in oyster sauce-An Indian twist.

Mushrooms. I’ve always been fascinated by them. Every time I get mushrooms home,I’m staring in awe at their hyphae,gills & structure. It’s like one of those architectural marvels in Seoul. So sophisticated.

Apart from being super versatile, mushrooms are one of the natural occurring sources of the “Selenium”. Ok! I don’t intend to drag this into a scientific or a dietary topic. You got the whole net thing going on for that. 😁😁

I’ve always loved playing up with ingredients. And,I can probably tell this proudly..quite alot of them have found their way into the trashbin. 😦😦 breather please *so,she expects us to try her recipe?Doofus Loofus* 

Ahem.. No I’m serious. This one is just so super easy and delicious,that I couldn’t stop myself from not sharing. I fused typical South Indian elements with oriental elements and the result pleasantly surprised me y’all. 👍🏻 



  • Mushrooms – 300 gms
  • Oyster Sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Dark Soy Sauce – 4 tsp
  • Sriracha paste/Sambal paste/Red chilli paste: 2 tsp
  • Vinegar – 2 tsp 
  • Water- 200 mls
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Sesame oil – 1 tbsp
  • Fried onion powder – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Curry leaves – about 25 leaves or more. 
  • Red chillies whole – 2 
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp 
  • Garlic cloves minced – 12
  • Ginger minced  – about a quarter a cup. 
  • Onion sliced – 1
  • Green chillies whole – 2 ( optional)
  • Salt & pepper – as per taste


  • Plunge the mushrooms in rolling boil water,for about 10 minutes. Remove them and keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl,add all the wet ingredients with the sugar. Whisk them well. Adjust the salt level.
  • In another pan, heat the sesame oil and add mustard seeds. Wait till they splutter. 
  • Add the whole red chillies and fry till they are dark. Discard them if necessary. 
  • Add the minced garlic cloves and wait till they blush a nice golden. 
  • Add the sliced onion and let it turn translucent.
  • Add fried onion powder & stir.
  • Now add half of the curry leaves and reserve the other half for later. Keep stirring this mixture.
  • Add the whisked sauces and let it thicken up for a few minutes. 
  • Add the boiled mushrooms,stir &let them soak the sauce up. 
  • Add the pepper at the last.
  • Garnish with green chillies and curry leaves. 


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