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

Method 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..

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