Thursday, July 9, 2015

Mushroom ko chwela


For those who love mushrooms and esp. Vegetarian, this may be what you are looking for when speaking about chwela. Yes, you got that right! Chwela does not have to be about meat, it can be vegetables too - just like this one! I do not have any childhood memory of this but since mom introduced this dish last year, we have been fan of this delicious dish! Sharing this recipe with you - hope you like it.

Makes about 6 - 8 servings
Mushroom chwela ready to be served

Ingredients Needed

  • Mushroom - 16 oz
  • Mustard Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Vegetable/Olive Oil - 1 tsp
  • Chopped Green Garlic - 1/2 cup
  • Chopped garlic cloves - 5 cloves
  • Chopped yellow onions - 1 cup
  • Roasted tomatoes chopped - 1/2 cup (1 and half roma tomatoes)
  • Salt, cumin powder, chili powder to taste
  • Ginger/Garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder to taste
  • Schwan (Sichuan) pepper to taste
  • Fenugreek seeds

Steps to follow

Wash the whole mushrooms and drain the water so it is dry.
Whole mushrooms

Now cut into little thick pieces as shown in below picture. The reason to cut into these size makes it easier to roast in the gas stove.
Cut mushrooms

Line all the mushroom pieces in the grilling basket and cook until it turns light brown on a medium heat.
Ready to be grilled

Grilled mushrooms in grilling basket

In the meantime, cut the roma tomatoes in half and grill in a non-stick skillet with a teaspoon of vegetable or olive oil.
Grill tomatoes in a non-stick skillet

When the mushrooms are cooked, cut them into half as shown below.
Cooked mushrooms cut into half

Then add chopped onions, green garlic leaves, garlic cloves into the mixture.
Chopped Green Garlic leaves and Garlic cloves

Add the spices (salt, cumin powder, chili powder, ginger/garlic paste and schwan pepper) and 1 tablespoon of mustard oil. Mix it well. In the meantime, in a small non-stick skillet, heat a tablespoon of mustard oil and add fenugreek seeds. Once the fenugreek seeds turn black in color, pour the heated oil into the mixture and mix well.

Mushroom chwela is ready to be served. Enjoy!

P.S. I will be uploading the video soon regarding this recipe....stay tuned!

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