Mushroom Malli (Cilantro)

Mushrooms are a low-calorie food and Cilantro are fresh aromatic leaf... The combination of mushroom and cilantro makes a very delicious side dish. It just takes few minutes to prepare this delicious dish. A very easy recipe and a different combination.

Cleaning the mushroom: Wash the mushroom in running water. Wipe mushroom surface with a clean towel or paper tissue to remove the dirt and water. Do not put mushroom inside the water.

Cleaning Cilantro: Rinse cilantro a bowl of water twice or thrice until all the dirt and mud are completely removed.

Mushroom Malli

  • Mushroom - 250 gm
  • Cilantro - 1 cup - finely chopped
  • Onion - 2 medium sized - finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
  • Coriander powder - 3 tsp
  • Salt to taste

To dry roast and grind:

  • Channa dhal - 1 tbsp
  • Red Chili - 2 or 3
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tsp

To temper:
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaf - 1 sprig
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

  1. Heat a pan and dry roast all the ingredients given in "to dry roast and grind". fry them until a nice flavor comes out. Then allow them to cool and grind into powder.
  2. Then heat the same pan with oil. When its hot, add all the ingredients given in "to temper" one by one. Saute for a min. Add onion and saute for 2 min.
  3. Add salt while sauteing. Then put a pinch of turmeric powder. Saute till onions becomes soft.Then add cleaned and cut mushroom in the sauteing pan. Keep in medium flame for 2 min. As mushroom gets cooked, it shrinks and become soft.
  4. To this mix cilantro and quarter cup of water. Then combine grind masala powder and coriander powder.
  5. Give a good stir until everything gets mixed well. After 3 min, transfer to the serving bowl.
Mushroom Malli goes well with idly, dosa, chappathi..Try this different recipe and enjoy the flavor and taste.