Mushroom Fry is a no-fuss quick recipe that can be made with any kind of mushrooms. This stir fry is popular in Goa and is known as Mushroom Chili Fry. In South Indian, it is commonly known as Mushroom Pepper Fry.
Clean the mushroom by wiping with a damp kitchen towel. I prefer not to wash it with water as the mushroom has lot of moisture in itself. Any extra water used for washing makes it difficult to fry.
Chop the mushrooms vertically into thin slices to retain the mushroom shape.
Now heat oil in a kadai or deep sauce pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
When the mustard seeds pop, add the sliced onions, green chilies and chopped garlic. Sauté until the onions turn translucent.
Next add the mushrooms and fry on medium flame for about 6 minutes or until all the moisture from the mushrooms dries up.
Now add salt, red chilly powder, black pepper powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Sometimes, I like to add 1/4 cup of sliced capsicum (bell peppers) at this stage to make the dish colorful but it is optional.
Fry everything for another 2-4 minutes till the mushroom pieces are nicely browned.
Switch off and take it in a serving dish. Garnish with coriander leaves and a piece of lemon. Mushroom chili fry or mushroom pepper fry is ready to serve.