Minty Mushrooms

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Minty Mushrooms

My love for Mushrooms is legendary and My SO’s hate for them was legendary. Then I created this Hot minty mushrooms recipe, inspired by Pizza Hut, India. ย They made some delicious mushrooms with herbs and garlic and I knew if I added in some heat, it will be just the perfect appetizer. Now the guy who used to hate any mushroom dish “requests” for these ย hot minty mushrooms every now and then. That is quite a legendary turnaround! isn’t it?

Minty Mushrooms

This is aromatic, because of the mint and It is oh so hot, because of the green chillies and its crunchy because of the stir fried mushrooms. It is devoured byย  the weight watching friends as well because these are really light on calories.

For those of you who can not handle the heat well, reduce the quantities of the chillies as per your taste. Ensure you allow the mushrooms to sautee first before adding the mix ins. The texture of the mushrooms is really what makes this dish stand out. This however is a last minute dish, because mushrooms for this dish need to be crunchy. I know it’s not for those party nights when you want to cook in advance and then sit and enjoy with guests, but it is awesome to make for foodie friends who come and hang out with you in the kitchen. Fresh off the wok, they get everyone hooked at first bite.

The husband has been known to scoop up the leftover herb mixture and spread it on bread or pita triangles.

Hot Minty Mushrooms


  • Ingredients:
  • One pack of Mushrooms
  • 3-5 Green chillies Chopped[ Use more or less based on how much heat you can handle]
  • 2-3 Dried Red Chillies crushed . or use 1-2 tsp of chilli flakes. [ or suit the heat to your taste]
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic. Finely chopped [ add more if u like the Garlicky taste and if you are using the small pod garlic.. use about 12 cloves]
  • 1/4 cup tightly packed chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 th cup chopped mint
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • Koshur Salt


  1. Method:
  2. Wash the mushrooms and pat them dry.
  3. Cut the mushrooms in halves.
  4. Heat up a wok on high heat. Add oil. Make sure it doesn't smoke but is hot enough. Add in the mushrooms,some salt [as per taste] ; stir fry till the water almost dries. We are adding the salt at an early stage to make the mushrooms ooze out any water and since the heat is high, we make sure they don't turn soggy. This method keeps them crisp.
  5. At this stage you may want to leave the kitchen windows open or the stove top chimney running at high or use any other device to send the smoky hot fumes of air outside your kitchen.
  6. Add the chopped garlic. keep stirring on high heat for about 30 seconds. Do not let it burn.
  7. Now turn down the heat to a low, add the green chillies , red chilli flakes, the mint leaves and cilantro. Add the vinegar too.
  8. Stir it in for a few seconds, until the mushrooms are coated with the spices.
  9. Turn off the heat.
  10. Plate it and Serve.
  11. This goes well with red wines and Beer or even orange juice.
  12. PS:
  13. You can try to vary the taste by adding oregano and reducing cilantro. If you do not use vinegar, you can substitute it with some lemon juice.

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Comments 26

  1. Mushrooms are favorites and your picture is inspiring me to cook them so this going to be the recipe for next time when mushroom are in.

  2. yummy mushrooms…

    by the way, all the twitter, facebook, linkedin etc above are going to some scrybes company and not to your blog… i tried all the links. please check….. cannot subscribe to your beautiful space….

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  3. Hi ansh,

    Your Mushroom recipes looks mouth watering. i m definitely gonna try it. I have a query regarding mushroom with gravy. Whenever i try it, the mushrooms become chewy and rubbery. Can u plz share a recipe for mushroom with gravy. I have posted this query on IHM also in cokking prob thread. TIA.


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      I have come to experience that overcooking mushrooms makes them chewy. They should be cooked for the least amount of time. I also think stir frying them first, before adding to a gravy makes them stay crunchy.

      I will be posting the mushroom recipes with gravy very soon. Keep checking the blog.

    2. Hey Aparna, Ansh’s right there on the button(mushroom?). Allow the Mushroom to express itself in the pan before you try and influence it with any other gravy. That doesn’t take time at all and ensures even cooking and a rt gravy. Remember, a mushroom easily takes on the flavors and qualities of any neighbour, so make sure you allow it personal time in the pan before bringing in outsiders. That way you’ll have well socialised Mushrooms with a touch of flavor:-)

  4. Hey Ansh,

    Your Minty Mushrooms just rocks!!! Yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

    Keep on making good food n sharing too:-)

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  5. hi,anshi
    i m from india. i read ur recipes and all r very easy 2 prepaer.i want 2 know some recipes which r oil free, fat free and low cooking for lunch or dinner.with all fruits & veg . so pl guied me with ur own creations.

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      Thank you for reading the blog, Surangi. I will be updating this blog regularly and I will post some recipes that are low cal and low fat for lighter, fitter eating.

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  6. Aaru,

    I use a damp kitchen towel to clean them up. Hold a mushroom in one hand and use the towel to clean the mushroom surface.

  7. Ahh, okay.. yep, have seen they let out water while cooking, which is why i wait till the end to add salt.. so,how do u clean em if not washing Anshie???? ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. @anshie- they were divine.. i love em… ๐Ÿ™‚

    btw, what was that about not washing them in water? i have always been washing em in water.. mine do taste good.. ๐Ÿ™

  9. @ Scoobie, the key to cooking mushrooms is to stir fry them before you put them in a dish .

    do you want the recipe for any specific dish?

  10. hey just wanted to ask how do u cook mushrooms.. my mushroom dishes never turn out well….. wld be glad to hear frm u thanks!

  11. Anshie , awesome, main abhi banaungi Minty mushrooms !! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for posting this recipe…

  12. Hey AAru,

    Let me know how they turned out. Mushrooms are my ever so favorite. I have tried Rhea’s recipe with maggi masala as well. thats yummy too!

  13. Yummm yummm.. today is a day of oggling and drooling at mushroom recipes… ๐Ÿ˜€

    am gonna make this or Rhea’s recipe tonite… ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Oh these are my ever so favorite
    mushrooms. thanks hunny for sharing this very special recipe with the rest of the world.

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