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Mushroom Fry - Mushroom Vepudu

A spicy mushroom fry recipe to serve with fried rice or just as a snack.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • Mushrooms – 200 gms
  • All purpose flour – 3 tbsp
  • Corn flour – 1+ 1/2 tbsp

For the paste:

  • Red chili powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp

For the fry:

  • Onion – 1
  • Garlic pods – 10
  • Green chilies – 2
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds –1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – to deep fry



  • Wash and pat dry the mushrooms well. Remove the stalk, quarter them and keep aside. Chop the onions, garlic, green chilies finely and keep aside.

For the paste:

  • In a bowl, add ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, salt required for the mushroom and lemon juice.
  • Mix well with your fingertips. Rub between your finger tips to form to a paste.
  • Add the quartered mushrooms, toss well so that the mushroom pieces are coated well with the paste and let it rest for 5-7 minutes

Make Mushroom Fry:

  • Meanwhile, heat a frying pan with oil.
  • In a small bowl mix together all purpose flour and corn flour.
  • Sprinkle this over the marinating mushroom and toss well so that all the pieces are coated well and the mixture becomes dry.
  • Take small lumps of the mushroom mixture and drop into the hot oil.
  • Deep fry to a golden brown and drain it onto a kitchen paper.
  • Heat a pan with 1 tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter, now add fennel seeds and cook for 10 seconds till it releases its aroma.
  • Add chopped garlic and roast for 1-2 minutes till it changes color.
  • Add onions, green chilies, curry leaves, 1/8 tsp salt and cook over high flame till the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the deep fried mushroom fritters and toss well for 1-2 minutes, so that the onions and garlic coat the mushroom well. Remove from fire.
  • Mushroom Fry is ready.
  • Serve hot either as an appetizer or as an accompaniment with any fried rice of your choice.