Mushroom Bhaji

Serves 4.


  • 10 oz button mushrooms
  • 4 tbs sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh green chile, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Salt
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 3 tbs water
  • 1 tbs chives, for garnish

Clean mushrooms and slice thickly.

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onion and chile and cook, stirring, for 5-6 minutes, until the onion is softened but not browned.  Add the garlic paste and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.  Add cumin, coriander, and chile powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.  Add mushrooms, salt, and tomato paste and stir until all the ingredients are blended.  Sprinkle water evenly over mushrooms and reduce heat to low.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.  Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chives.