Kaalan Masala Kuzhambu
Button mushrooms 1 box – quartered
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Chili powder 1/2 spoon
Sesame Oil 1 cup.
To be dry roasted and powdered:
Poppy seeds 2-3 spoons
Cinnamon 2 sticks
Coriander seeds 1 fistful
Fennel seeds 1-2 spoons
Black pepper 2-3 spoon
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Dry red chilies 5
Fresh coconut grated 4 spoons
To be fried with little oil and wet ground into paste:
Onion 1 small chopped
Garlic 2-3 cloves-chopped
Ginger 2″ size peeled and chopped
Tomato 1 small
Crisply fried curry leaves a bowl full.
In a pan heat oil, Fry mushrooms till it coats oil on all sides. Then add salt, turmeric + chili powders. Cover and cook for few minutes.
Then add wet-ground paste to this. Fry real good, until oil shows up on the sides.
Now add powdered spices too, drizzle few spoons of oil over it. Fry them over high heat. Maybe till the raw smell of spices leaves.
Add 1-2 cups of water and bring to boiling stage. Wait till it thickens.
Garnish with crisply fried curry leaves.