Saturday, March 2, 2013

Mushroom Kulambu-Button Mushroom/Kalan Potato Kuzhambu Recipe (gravy)

Mushrooms have many wonderful health benefits.They are low in carbohydrates, have no fat, no cholesterol, are high in proteins, vitamins and minerals. Mushrooms also have lot of water content and fiber. They're natural diseases fighters. Including  mushrooms in our diet regularly can help us keep our body healthy. This mushroom kulambu is a great combination  with chapati, poori, naan, paratha and rice.

Mushroom Kulambu

How to make Mushroom Kulambu

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 30 mins
Serves -3

Ingredients needed

Mushroom -200 grams
Potato medium size -1

Onion (cut lengthwise) -3/4 cup
Green chillies- 2 slit
Ginger garlic paste -1/2 tsp
Tomato -1/2 cup

Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Sambar powder -2 1/2 tsp

For grinding (masala paste)

Pearl onions/baby onions- 7-9
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Fennel seeds/ Sombu - 1 tsp
Whole black pepper - 1 tsp

For the seasoning

Oil -2 -2 1/2 tbsp
Cinnamon -1  inch piece
Cloves - 2
Curry leaves- few


Grind the masala raw and keep it ready.

Clean and cut mushrooms into 2 pieces.

Cut onion lengthwise.


Heat oil in a kadai, add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning, then add onions, green chilli and saute until onions turn transparent.

Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more seconds.

frying onions

Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt needed and sambar powder. Cook until tomatoes becomes mushy.

Then add cubed potatoes and cook for a few minutes.

How to prepare kalan kulambu

Once the potatoes are half done, add the mushrooms and cook covered for a few minutes.

How to make mushroom Kuzhambu

When the mushrooms are almost done, add the ground paste, mix well and cook for a few more minutes until the raw flavor of the paste goes.

Mushroom Kuzhambu recipe

Once the masala is well blended with the mushrooms and potatoes, add a cup of water and boil well. Then switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves. Check for salt.

Kalan kulambu

Serve hot with chapati, naan, paratha or rice.

More Mushroom recipes

Mushroom Paneer  Biryani 

Mushroom Pulao (Also find how to clean mushroom in that same page)

Mushroom Biryani 

Mushroom Kurma 

Mushroom Pepper fry 

Mushroom Masala 

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  1. my all time favourite mushroom recipes ! well go with rice !

  2. I would love this kulambu with Phulka. It would be a great combination with a scoop of yogurt nearby!!
    Nice recipe, Padhu.

  3. Mushroom kuzhambhu looks so yummy...

  4. Button mushrooms are tasty - toasted,in gravy.

  5. delicious enjoy for sure...

  6. Very tempting & yummy looking curry..

  7. Never used Sambar powder in any of the mushroom preparations! Also combining potato with mushroom is also new to me. kuzhambu looks yummy!

  8. Super, great one for rotis!

  9. Very tempting kuzhambu,highly inviting.

  10. Thanks for this awesome Gravy..Only thing I found missing is where to add salt in the steps, otherwise very nicely shared. Thanks!

  11. mushroom kuzhambu is very tasty and colorful...i have no coconut instead i used cashew and carrot...its yummy

  12. Very nice recipe!! Can u please tell me what can i substitute sambar powder with??

    1. If you do not have sambar powder, add 2 tsp coriander powder and 3/4-1 tsp chilli powder. But adding sambar powder gives more taste to the kuzhambu.


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