Mushroom Achari | Pickled Button Mushrooms

I love pickles!! Especially the liquidy part of it which goes well with a comfort meal of rice gruel or a delicious breakfast of Rava Bhakri with butter…. But having said that, i had never thought of making pickles at home… They are either the gifts i get from relatives during my yearly vacation to India or a quick buy out of craving while reading the names of exotic pickles they sell here… But that’s it!! Pickle making and me don’t go together at all…. Or do they??

Now when a theme comes up in KKAJ {fav fb food group}, it is like an exam for me and i have to present the dish according to the theme no matter what happens.. And this time i had got a real hard exam… The theme was “Pickles”!! Oh….. I was tensed but excited at the same time.. After all, I love challenges! {haha… Just a dialog! I am as lazy as i can be..} But a quick google search landed me to a SK recipe of a pickle with mushrooms…. Whhaaaattt??? I had never heard of a pickle with mushrooms…. But a look at the recipe and i found it was super easy… and wait! Din’t i have a packet of fresh button mushrooms waiting to be gobbled?? Wow! The jigsaw puzzle fitted perfectly…… 🙂

So today was my hubby’s lunch box day and i made this finger lickin’ good gravy with rotis for him.. I seriously can’t call this a pickle as it got over within half an hour of me making it {Pickles are supposed to be made in bulk and stored and blah blah, right?}… But this is definitely a delicious side dish for your rotis ,parathas and rice….. The gravy is seriously too good and this has become one of my favorite recipes with mushrooms now.. Do give it a try and enjoy the flavors of pickled mushrooms.. Happy and Healthy Cooking!!

Also sharing one more dish with mushrooms which is also one of the most popular recipes of my blog, Mushroom Capsicum Masala …. Do try!

Health Benefits of Button Mushroom: Benefits the heart health,has immune boosting ability,Anti cancer benefits,Contains different vitamins and minerals essential for the body..


Adapted fromSanjeev Kapoor

10-12 Button mushrooms /any variety you like
1 Tbsp Oil
A pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
1/4 tsp Nigella/Onion seeds/Kalonji*
1/4 tsp Fennel seeds/Saunf
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds/Methi
1 medium sized Onion,finely chopped
1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tsp Red chilli Powder/ to taste
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp Black Salt/ Kala Namak {Optional!}
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp Vinegar {or Lemon juice}
4 to 5 sprigs of Coriander leaves,finely chopped

Kalonji is a very healthy ingredient and gives an awesome flavor to the dish but if you don’t have it, just skip..

1. Separate the mushroom caps from the stems.. Slice the caps into two pieces and finely chop the stems.. Keep aside..

2. Heat oil in a kadai and add hing and mustard seeds…

3. After mustard splutters, add cumin, nigella ,fennel and fenugreek seeds…. Fry on low flame for few seconds till the seeds are well roasted..

4. Add finely chopped onions and mushroom stems..Fry well till the onions turn translucent..

5. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell subsides..

6. Add mushroom caps and saute on high flame till the mushrooms cook..

7. Add red chilli and turmeric powder along with black salt and regular salt… Toss the spices well so that they coat the mushrooms evenly…

8. Add vinegar and keep mixing till the mushrooms absorb the vinegar well..

9. Garnish with coriander leaves..
Serve hot with rotis or rice!

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!

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