Mushrooms are not so popular as it is in northern Indian states. I used to stay in Delhi where it is so popular and many local stores also sell mushrooms. But in Kolkata, it is not so popular because most people eat nonvegetarian. Here fish is a common item in the everyday diet. People eat meat so regularly. So very few people eat mushroom and most of those people eat mushrooms occasionally. Though there are various types of edible mushrooms available across the country. But one or two types of mushrooms are available here in some specific shops. I mostly eat button mushrooms what I used to buy from local shops when I was in Delhi. But I never tried oyster mushroom there. In Kolkata, many stores sell this oyster mushrooms along with button mushrooms too. So I used that to make this special oyster mushroom curry and surprisingly it was so delicious.
How many of you actually like mushrooms? I think most of you like mushroom-based dishes and that is why you have landed on this page and still continue reading this page. Right?
But still, a few years ago, I did not like it because whenever I saw those mushrooms I compare those with the fungus what grows in the wetland in our neighbourhood. Many people use to call it as Banger chhata or mendak ki chhatri or umbrella of toad/frog, haha.
But now I like mushrooms because I ate a lot of mushroom-based dishes which are so delicious. But I did not try oyster mushroom earlier and it is true according to my knowledge. Did you try it?
So I cook it almost the same way what I use to make button mushroom curry. Oyster mushrooms look so weird, atleast it is true according to me. So I chopped all of those oyster mushrooms because I did not want those mushrooms look so weird in my curry.
Oyster mushroom curry recipe
- 150-200 gm oyster mushroom, chopped
- 1 large size potato, cut into small cubes
- 10-12 pyaz koli, onion flower bud with its stalk (Spring onion)
- 1 inch size ginger, grated or paste
- 7-8 garlic cloves, paste or finely chopped
- 4 green chillies, cut into pieces
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons any vegetable oil
- Heat oil in a kadai and add small potato cubes and saute till those are half fried
- Now remove those fried potatoes and add garlic paste & ginger paste and saute till nice aroma comes out
- Now add finely chopped oyster mushroom and saute for another 3 minutes
- Then add soy sauce, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and stir to mix all
- Add semi fried potato cubes & chopped stalk of onion bud too and cook for another 2-3 minutes and pour ½ cup water
- Now stir it and cover it with a lid and cook over a low flame for next 4-5 minutes
- Switch off the fire when it reached desired consistency or thickness
- Serve it with roti or cooked rice