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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

[Cooking] Mushroom Stroganoff

Today lunch was fun. No,I dint go out but tried out a new recipe and must say it turned out yummy.. Thanks to my uncle for introducing me to this dish and to my aunt for giving me the recipe..

2weeks back when my uncle(s) were here, delhi uncle said “if you get me that Maggie masala cubes, I can make Mushroom Stroganoff “,but for whatever reason I wasn’t able to get that and so it was time for them to leave and they went back.. Couple of days back when I had gone shopping, I made it a point to pick up 2packets of mushrooms (we get only Button mushrooms here) and also picked up 2cubes of Maggie veg masala cubes…

I kept gramma informed last nite that today I plan on making Mushroom Stroganoff and she should go ahead and plan the rest of the lunch menu acc to their taste…

Around 12 noon ,right after my shower , I called my uncle who passed the phone to my aunt thru whom I got the recipe and voila,I did make Mushroom Stroganoff, and must say it tasted absolutely YUMMMMY and is best eaten with steamed rice…

Here is the recipe.. from what I remember…

Mushroom Stroganoff

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil or any other oil of your choice(for cooking)
  • 1 packet. mushrooms, wiped and chopped 4
  • 2 large capsicums chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3-5cloves of garlic (optional)
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder( optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 ½ cup warm water
  • 1 cube Maggie veggie Masala
  • 1 tbsp Maida or Cornflour


Take a pan, add some oil and sauté the garlic and onion till onion turns golden brown, then add in the chopped mushrooms and capsicum . Cook until mushrooms turn glossy and capsicum is ¾ done. Once done, set aside

Take a bowl, pour the 1 ½ cup warm water, and dissolve the Masala cube in it. Now to this add the tomato puree, ketchup, W sauce, salt, pepper, chilli powder and finally the flour. Put this on the stove and cook till the sauce reaches a shiny texture and looks nice and light when you pour from the spoon.. Turn off stove and set this aside as well.

In a bowl whip the curd and cream well and add this to the sauce mixture.

Now add the sautéed veggies to this and mix well. You can serve it as it is with Hot Steamed rice or you can blend the whole thing and let boil for a min and serve with the rice...

Enjoy.. Bon Apettite..


Rauf said...

see i brushed my teeth.
Now how do i get to taste your Mushroom Strongandhoffhoffoof ?
The name itself sounds very undigestive,like i am eating some uranium rocks. Has any one tasted your stronghoofhaaf ? are they talking to the wall after eating it ? Can't you have a gentler name like Molagha bajji ?
i love molagha bajji on the road side, mirchi vada in the north. i eat vonly vonly roadside stuff when i am traveling.

Raaga said...

Will try for sure... :-)

Aaarti said...


Good,good...nice, ur 32looking all shiney n white..

yea,i know,the name is a bit scary na..took me a while to learn to pronounce it and man,it took me forever to try n spell it,so i jus googled the wacko spelling i could conjure up and copy pasted the answer it threw up...

well,how did u know no one but me ate it..actually our cook tried,it ,but dont think she really liked it much,she is more of the sambar rasam kind..

Dont get me started on molaga bhaji..i simbly love it... way too much... infact bot those long green molagas,will make bhaji today or tomorrow... :)

Rauf said...

GAAWD You're sweet

Aaarti said...


Guess wat.. i made and had Molagai bhajji today... was amazing.. :)

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