Mushroom pepper fry


Ingredients (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
2 tablespoon coconut oil (can also use sunflower oil or peanut oil)
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
92 grams onions or 1 large onion or 1 cup thinly sliced onions
½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
200 grams white button mushroom, rinsed and chopped or sliced
115 grams capsicum or 1 medium to large bell pepper or 1 cup sliced bell peppers
1 green chili, sliced or chopped
9 to 10 curry leaves (chopped) or 2 teaspoons chopped curry leaves, can also add 1 teaspoon curry leaves or 4 to 5 curry leaves (chopped)
1 tablespoon black pepper + 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed to a coarse powder in a small grinder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
a pinch of turmeric powder
salt as required
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
how to make the recipe:
firstly take 1 tablespoon black pepper + 1 teaspoon fennel seeds in a dry grinder or a coffee grinder.
grind to a coarse powder. keep aside. also slice 1 large onion, 200 grams mushrooms, 1 medium to large capsicum and 1 green chili.
preparing mushroom pepper fry:
heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a pan.
add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.
after the mustard seeds crackle, then add 1 cup thinly sliced onions.
mix the onions very well and saute on a low to medium flame, till they start to turn light golden.
then add ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
now add the sliced mushrooms.
mix very well and saute them on a medium flame.
first the mushrooms will release a lot of water.
continue to saute till all the water has evaporated and the mushrooms are almost cooked.
then add 1 cup sliced bell peppers and mix well.
saute the capsicum slices till they are half cooked. they should have some crunch in them.
then add 1 green chili, sliced or chopped and 2 teaspoons chopped curry leaves and mix well.
now add the coarsely powdered black pepper and fennel seeds along with ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder and a pinch of turmeric powder.
mix all the spices very well with the mushroom and capsicum mixture.
season with salt.
mix again and then switch off the flame. check the taste and add more salt if required.
add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. stir.
serve mushroom pepper fry hot with chapatis or rotis.