Goan Mushroom Balchao

(Serves 4)

2 cups whole button mushrooms
¼ cup oil
2 sprigs curry leaves/patta, washed and dried
2 green chillies, sliced
2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
3 onions, finely chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
Masala ingredients:
10 Kashmiri chillies
5 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
1½ teaspoon jeera
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon jaggery
1 tablespoon tamarind paste
2 tablespoons vinegar
Grind the above into a smooth paste and keep aside.


Heat oil. Toss in the mushrooms and sauté till done. Drain and keep aside.
In the same oil add curry patta and chillies. Sauté. Add ginger-garlic paste. When brown add onions, then tomatoes and continue sautéing. Add masala and salt to taste. Simmer for 2 minutes.
Lastly add the mushrooms, cover pan with lid and simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve hot with rice.