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Pepper Mushroom / Mushroom Kalimirch

Pepper Mushroom is an easy yet tasty dish for the mushroom lovers. Normally, in restaurants they prepare pepper mushroom with the addition of green capsicum. As we all know mushroom and capsicum pair good with each other. However, I never knew mushroom and red bell pepper pair even better than them unless I prepared pepper mushroom along with red bell pepper. Red bell pepper has lot of vitamain C and adds a tangy flavour to the dish. If you have not tried this pair, next time when you buy mushroom don't forget to get red bell pepper! 



Mushroom bellpepper with blackpepper

Before hoping to the easy recipe of pepper mushroom or mushroom pepper fry let's learn more about mushrooms here.

Why should you eat mushrooms? 
Or
What are the health benefits of mushrooms?

Mushroom has several health benefits. Though technically mushroom is not a part of plant, but it is called as vegetable. Mushroom belongs to the fungi group and rich with the goodness of several nutrients. Mushrooms are good antioxidants which helps to get rid of free radicals in the body which are harmful for the body. Mushroom contains a mineral called Selenium which helps in liver enzyme function and also prevents inflammation. Mushroom has vitamin D and folate and they play important role in our metabolism

They are loaded with fibre, hence mushroom is good for diabetic persons. It also helps to regulate the blood pressure as it contains potassium and vitamin C. 

Basically, mushrooms are loaded with nutrients and hence you should include them in your diet.

How long it takes to cook pepper mushroom or mushroom pepper fry?

You can cook pepper mushroom under 30 minutes. This is an easy preparation and with available ingredients in your pantry.



How can I serve pepper mushroom ?

Normally, pepper mushroom is served as a vegetarian starter item. However, you can serve it as sides with main course including paratha or fried rice or jeera rice. Also you can prepare a good sandwich using this stir fry. Another way to serve pepper mushroom in the form of roti roll or wrap stuffing. Isn't it a great idea to use a single dish multiple ways. 

Pepper Mushroom my way

Coming back to the recipe, this is a dish I often prepare and I have created this mushroom pepper fry recipe according to our tastebuds. Normally, pepper fry recipes contains curry leaves, I have not added but if you wish you can add curry leaves as tadka in the beginning. Similarly, addition of sesame seeds is not a common practice when you are making pepper fry however, I have added sesame seeds to add crunch in every bite. This is purely optional so you can omit this too. 

Here is some more recipes of mushroom you might love them

Mushroom Butter Masala

Mushroom Matar Pulao

Achari Mushroom

Mushroom Biryani

Kadai Mushroom Dry

Mushroom and red bellpepper stir fry



Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3


Pepper Mushroom/Mushroom Kalimirch

Ingredients

Button mushrooms - 200gms, quartered
Red Bell Pepper - 1 medium, cut into dice shaped

Onion - dice shaped, 1/2 cup
Pepper corns - 6 to 8, crushed
Black Pepper Powder - 1 teaspoon
Green Chilli - chopped, 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger - 1/2 inch,finely chopped
Salt to taste
Refined Oil - 2 tablespoon

Coriander Leaves - 1 tablespoon, chopped
Sesame Seeds - 1 teaspoon (Optional)

Procedure


1. Wash and clean the mushrooms and pat dry using your kitchen towels. Cut into halves if small in size, or if bigger in size  quartered them.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add crushed peppers and chopped, ginger and green chilli. Next goes red bell pepper pieces and onion petals.Cook them on high heat until the bell peppers are tender. Onion should not be burnt.

3. Next goes mushroom pieces in the pan. Once the mushroom started cooking, they release water and you have to cook on high flame until the water gets evaporated.

4. After that add salt and black pepper powder. Give a good stir to mix them. You can also toss them. Finally turn off the gas and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. You can also add sesame seeds on top. 




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