Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mushroom 65

Mushroom 65 is one of the hot spicy Indian appetizer. Here the mushrooms are deep fried and then tossed into the hot spicy gravy.
The difference between the 65 recipe and machurian recipe, is that in 65 recipe we do not use any of the sauces.Instead fresh chillies,ginger and garlic are used to give the exotic flavour  to the dish...

For Making Batter
  • White mushrooms - 8 oz
  • All purpose flour-  3/4 cup
  • Corn starch or corn flour - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilly powder - 1tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt  - 1/2 tsp
  • Water as needed
For Making Sauce
  • Onion, chopped  - 1 medium
  • Green chillies,slitted - 8 to 9 (you can increase or decrease the nos)
  • Ginger,chopped - 2 tbsp
  • Garlic, chopped - 3 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 8
  • Spring onion - 3 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1tbsp
  • Orange food colour - a pinch ( totally optional)
  • Yogurt - 1/4 cup
  • Hot sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Oil for frying

  • Wash the mushrooms and dry them. Cut them  into two halves.
  • In a large bowl,mix all the ingredients as mentioned above for making batter.
  • Do not add more water,we want the thick batter,just to coat the mushroom pieces lightly.
  • Heat the oil into the frying pan. Deep fry all the mushroom pieces till they become light golden in colour.
  • Keep the mushroom pieces on paper towel to remove the excess of oil.
  • Place the pan on the medium flame and add 3 tbsp of oil into it.
  • When oil heats up, add curry leaves ,chopped ginger,chopped garlic and slitted green chillies. Fry them for a minute.
  • Then add chopped onion  and cook till onion becomes soft.
  • Add coriander powder and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Now add yogurt, food colour,hot sauce and salt .Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Then add deep fried mushroom pieces and cook till mushroom absorbs all the masala flavour and becomes dry.
  • Add chopped spring onion. Stir well and turn off the flame.
  • Mushroom 65 is ready to serve hot.

  • You can omit the hot sauce and  increase the amount of the red chilly powder or no of green chillies.
  • You can totally omit the food colour and instead you can use  a pinch of tumeric powder for the colour.


  1. i love mushrooms as a manchurian.. there s something about the taste. point is though i don't have mushroom other wise much :)

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  2. Spicy Mushroom! That sounds delish!
    Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Looks delicious! Want to have a bite

  4. Delicious mushrooms... I love mushrooms in any form.

  5. looks awesome.I wish I could eat one :)

  6. i love mushroom... DOUBT.. why 65??? hehehe...

    1. love mushrooms.....and this is the mushroom dish.

  7. That looks adorable! I once had this mushroom-65 in a hotel, never really tried it at home! Ur click is soo tempting! Will try it soon:-)

  8. Will try this for sure. I love mushrooms and chicken 65, so this sounds yummy.

  9. Awesome mushr 65.yummy and luks adorable.thnks for sharing and will try sometimes

  10. Long overdue..following your blog! Thanks for visiting mine. Lovely mushroom 65..feeling hungry now! :)

  11. Never tried with mushroom. Looks yum, Happy to follow u back.

  12. This looks so delicious.