December 24, 2007

Mushroom Saung

Potato Saung or Batata Song is a very popular konkani side dish. It is one of those HOT side dishes that every amchi loves. Given my special level of tolerance for spicy food, Amma used to make this dish with coconut. I came to know only last year that this dish doesn't call for any coconut. I assumed that Rasachandrika had made a printing mistake by omitting this vital ingredient.

I visited Dee & Chai's blog sometime back and read about Mushroom Saung. I thought this would be a great variation to Potato Saung for 2 reasons:

  1. We love mushrooms
  2. We don't use too many potatoes in our cooking

I decided to try the recipe out and just love it. My version is completely simplified as I always have readymade tamarind paste and I also bought some readymade red chilli paste.

400g Button Mushrooms, chopped

4 Onions, sliced

2 tbsp Tamarind Paste

2 tsp Red Chilli Paste

1 tbsp Oil

Salt to taste

Heat the oil in a kadhai. Add the onions and fry for 4-5 minutes. Add the tamarind and chilli pastes. After a couple of minutes, add the mushrooms and salt. Cover and cook for a few minutes. Serve with rotis or with rice and dal.

This was a super duper hit at home and I think I may have added a little more chilli paste than I should have. Even S felt he had smoke coming out his ears, so you can think of what happened to me. So, I have reduced the chilli in the recipe here. Of course, I wasn't complaining one bit.

I bought a whole host of baking books last evening and baked a batch of Banana Muffins this morning. I am so excited about this. I will start my X'mas cake baking only tomorrow. I am running late on just about everything, but let me be right on time to wish you all a merry X'mas.


amna said...

lovely! i love mushrooms but dont use enough of it in my cooking. have a lovely xmas :)

Coffee said...

Now thats one hot saung! ;) I am gonna try this soon. :)

Raaga said...

Thanks Nags... try this, it is so simple and yet, so tasty.

Coffee... is ready in a jiffy and you'll love it.

sunita said...

Now that's a new recipe for me, Raaga...Happy holidays to you dear and get the baking done quick ;-)

Asha said...

Happy new year Raaga, see you next year!!Enjoy the holidays!:))

Lata said...

It's a completely new one for me too. Happy Holidays.

Cynthia said...

I would enjoy this very much then as I too have a thing for spicy food :)

Happy holidays to you and the family!

bee said...

we wish you and your blog a wonderful 2008, dear raaga.

Anonymous said...

Hey I tried this was awesome...I replaced the chilli paste with chillie powder and I love the tangy flavor...thanks and btw...the cake was smoothhh....Merry Xmas

Aarti said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Aarti said...

yet another yummm yummm recipe.. wonder how i missed this one... i make em about 3-4times every week.. thanks to me,all at home love it too~~ :D

I make something similar.... just dont add tamarind paste~~ gonna try it tomorrow, if i can get my hands on mushroom..

Chitra said...

Babe ~ tried this one with slight modification. Came out yummmmm. Tx once again :-)