Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mushroom(Koon)Thoran /Stir Fried Mushrooms With Coconut

Mushroom is neither a vegetable nor a fruit.It's a fungi that grows in a moist environment and has a very short life.It is cultivated and used for thousands of years,both as a food and for their medicinal properties.Mushrooms are the only food that doesn't require sunlight to grow.It contains about 90% water and are very low in calories.They are excellent source of Selenium which helps to reduce prostate cancer.It contains very low amount of sodium and are good source of vitamins B and K and fat.One serving of this gives20- 40% of the daily value of Copper,a mineral that has cardiac-protective properties. 
Mushrooms can be cooked in a variety of ways.This is one of my Mom's favorite mushroom preparations.

Here is the Recipe for Mushroom Thoran with coconut:

  1. Mushrooms-450g
  2. Grated coconut-1/2cup
  3. Small onion/shallots-7-10,sliced
  4. Green chillies-4-5,finely chopped
  5. Garlic-2 cloves,chopped
  6. Curry leaves-2 sprigs
  7. Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  8. Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
  9. Dry red chillies-2,halved
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Oil-as required
Mushroom Thoran
  1. Put the mushrooms in a water containing 1/2tsp  turmeric powder for about 10 minutes.Wash them with water.Chop them into small pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.Add dry red chilies.
  3. Now add the sliced small onions,green chilies,curry leaves, garlic and stir for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add turmeric powder and stir.Add the chopped mushrooms and stir for few minutes.
  5. Do not add water as water will ooze out from the mushrooms.
  6. Now add grated coconut and salt to this and mix well.Saute well for few more minutes or until it turns to dry.
  7. Adjust the salt and remove from heat.
Mushroom Thoran/Stir Fried Mushroom With Coconut
Serve as Side dish with Rice and Enjoy!!! 

Happy Cooking!!!


    1. Never knew of any mushroom dish frm kerala... good 1..

      1. Hi Rafeeda,
        Yeah this is a tasty side dish for Rice...Hope you will try this dish soon and let me know your feedback.....


    2. Wow, how flavourful and wonderful looking stir fry..An excellent side dish for rice or rotis.

      1. Hi Priya,
        Thanks for your lovely comment.Hope you will try this recipe soon...


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