Monday, August 12, 2013

Mushroom/Koon thoran (Serves 4)

Mushroom thoran

Today’s recipe is a simple kerala style stir fry with coconut which is an integral part of every household’s lunch menu. I learned to prepare this thoran from my dearest friend chitra’s mom, Shobhana aunty. She is an amazing cook, and I cant thank her enough for coming up with such a unique recipe. Instead of adding fresh grated coconut, she dry roasted coconut with spices and then used it here, which adds more flavor and texture to the final dish. I hope you will enjoy this delicios thoran like we did Smile

Ingredients

1. Mushroom/Koon 2 cups, chopped
    Turmeric powder ½ tsp
    Salt ½ tsp
    Water 2 cups

Add turmeric powder and salt to water, mix well and add the chopped mushroom. Keep aside for 10 minutes. Drain the water using a colander (arippa) and add mushrooms/Koon to a cooking vessel with 1 cup water and enough salt. Cook this to dry.

2. Red onion 2 medium, finely chopped
3. Coconut bits (thengakothu) ¼ cup
4. Grated coconut ½ cup
    Red chilly powder ½ tsp
    Coriander powder ½ tsp
    Garam masala ½ tsp
5. Salt as needed
6. Curry leaves 1 sprig
7. Oil 2 tsp

Preparation

  • Dry roast ingredients numbered 4 in a pan till golden brown. Allow to cool and using a blender crush a little bit. Set aside
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan and sauté the coconut bits/thengakoth till golden brown color.
  • Add the chopped onions and curry leaves and sauté till translucent.
  • Next add the cooked mushrooms/koon and mix well. Adjust salt if needed.
  • Add the crushed coconut mixture and combine well with mushrooms/koon and switch off from flame.
  • Serve this mushroom/koon thoran with rice.

Koon thoran

Cheers!!!
Suji

3 comments :

  1. Adding coconut to mushroom is new to me..definitely will try it out...

    http://shaainscooknotes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Shahina, please do try it out and let me know how you liked it :). It has a flavor similar to meat thorans and is sure to love by non mushroomers too :)

      Regards
      Suji

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  2. WOnderful looking thoran, never tried with mushrooms..

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