Karthigai Pori - Karthigai Vella Pori Recipe

Karthigai Pori - a classic prasadam prepared for karthigai festival. This karthigai pori looks different from the regular rice pori and you can get these pori during karthigai tamil month in pori shops.

They are one my favourite, favourite...... prasadam dishes. This tastes so good on the next day because the jaggery will enter each poris after cooling down. For this karthigai pori dish you will need the nel pori, jaggery, black sesame seeds and coconut. To prepare jaggery syrup, I recommend to use pagu vellam (jaggery) which is dark brown in colour because it gives a nice taste and colour to this dish. You have to dissolve the jaggery with little water and then strain it if needed. Then continue boiling the syrup on low heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches to a thick consistency. Watch your jaggery syrup closely as it gets thicker or browns quickly. Before preparing the jaggery syrup, add the nelpori in a big container or in a vessel. Add the roasted sesame seed…

Easy Mushroom Masala

Easy Mushroom masala

This is a simple and easy gravy prepared within 20 minutes. This easy masala doesn't need a lot of ingredients and makes the perfect side dish for roti, nann and fried rice.

 Easy Mushroom masala with step by step photos

This is a simple and easy gravy prepared within 20 minutes. This easy masala doesn't need a lot of ingredients and makes the perfect side dish for roti, nann and fried rice. You would be surprised how quickly a gravy can come together. There is no need for any soaking, grinding or pressure cooking. The most important step in this recipe is you have to cook the mushrooms perfectly for the nice texture. This masala requires some good amount of oil and medium high heat while sauteing the mushrooms. The leftover​ masalas can be mixed with cooked macaroni or pastas and you can enjoy a delicious mushroom pasta. If you want more spicy masala, you can sprinkle a tsp of pepper powder after cooking the masala. Let's see how to prepare this Easy mushroom masala with step by step photos.
My other recipes with mushrooms Mushroom 65Red Soya beans and Mushroom Kurma. 
Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 15 minutes
Total time : 25 minutes
Serves : 3

  • 150 grams button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp garamasala powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt
Cooking Directions

1. In a wide pan or kadai heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat. Add in the mushrooms and onions and saute until they are lightly browned.

 2. Next, reduce the flame and  add  the ground ginger garlic paste. Stir the paste until fragrant. (No need to brown them).

 3. Then add the tomatoes. Saute it till the tomatoes turn soft. 

4. Now add the chilly powder and turmeric powder. 

5. Now season with the required salt and stir it well. 

6. Now add the chopped coriander leaves and stir it. 

7. Now add the garamasala powder. Stir very well. 

8. Then add 1 cup of water or as required. Stir very well. Cover it with a lid and simmer the masala for 10 minutes. 

9. When the gravy has thickened a bit and the oil floats on top switch off the flame and transfer it to the serving bowl. 

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