Mushroom Chops Recipe / Kalan Chops (Chettinadu Style)
Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Mushroom Chops Recipe / Kalan Chops (Chettinadu Style) is a yummy side dish made with mushroom and flavorful spices. Goes well with sambar rice or rasam rice or curd rice.
  • 3 Tsp of Oil
  • 1 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
  • ½ Tsp of Fennel Seeds
  • ¼ Tsp of Fenugreek Seeds
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • ½ Red Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 3 Small Onions (Pearl Onions), Chopped
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (Big), chopped
  • ½ Tsp of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp of Red Chilly Powder
  • 2 Tsp of Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tomato (Big), Blanched
  • 8-10 Mushrooms
  • ½ Tsp of Black Pepper, Coarsely ground
  • Few Coriander (cilantro) Leaves
  • ½ Tsp of Garam Masala
  • Salt and water as needed
  • To Grind
  • 2 Tbsp of Coconut (freshly grated)
  • 4 Cashews, Roasted
  • 1 Tbsp of Pottukadalai (Fried gram)
  1. Clean, wash and chop the mushrooms.
  2. In a mixie jar, add cashes, fried gram, coconut and water, grind it to a smooth paste. keep it aside.
  3. Heat a pan with water, add tomato, cook it for 2 mins, cool it and remove the skin. This step is called BLANCHING.
  4. In a mixie jar, when it comes to a boil, add the blanched tomato, grind it to a smooth paste by adding little water.
  5. Heat a pan with oil, when it is hot, add mustard seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves, after mustard pops up and fennel changes color. Add garlic cloves, chopped big and small onions, fry until it turns golden brown colour.
  6. Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and coriander powder, fry well for a min.
  7. Add ground coconut cashew paste, fry well for 2 mins.
  8. Add tomatoes, fry well for 2 mins. Now you get a thick paste.
  9. Add mushrooms, fry well for 3 mins in a medium flame.
  10. Add water and check salt. Cover and cook it for 10 mins in a low flame.
  11. Finally add chopped coriander leaves, garam masala and coarsely ground black pepper, mix well with mushroom. Turn off the flame.
  12. Hot, yummy mushroom chops are ready to eat with chapathi or rice.
If you have small onions, use that instead of big onion. I got only few, so I used big onion.
Small onions adds a nice taste to the curry.
Use any variety of mushroom, here I used baby bella mushroom.
If you are a spicy lover, add green chilly and reduce the amount of red chilly powder.
Adding black pepper at the end adds a wonderful flavor.
If you are lazy to do BLANCHING tomato, just grind the tomato and use it.
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