On my last visit to India I had this at a restaurant in Erode and really liked it. I have been trying to perfect this recipe for a while to get the restaurant taste,  this is almost close to it.

Mushroom Stir Fry  Kalan Varuval-  Restaurant Style

Mushroom is  a good substitute when you cannot have non-veg.  For this recipe I used local brown wild mushrooms but any button mushrooms work.

Mushroom Stir Fry  Kalan Varuval-  Restaurant Style (1)

Mushroom Stir Fry / Kalan Varuval ( Restaurant Style )
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
To FRY:
  • Mushroom - 1 box ( around 15-20 medium sized)
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Fennel Seed - ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 stick
  • Cloves - 2 nos
  • Blackstone flower - 2 tsp
  • Onion - 1 no ( medium size)
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tbsp
  • Home made curry masala - 2 tbsp
  • or
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - ½ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
TO TEMPER:
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard - ½ tsp
  • Red Chili - 2 nos (whole)
  • Curry Leaves - 1 strand
  • Green Chili - 4 nos
  • Onion - ¼ no ( medium)
  • Sakthi Chicken masala - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp
Instructions
PREP:
  1. Chop Mushroom lengthwise. Slit open green chili.
COOKING:
To Fry Mushroom:
  1. In a pan add oil and the following ingredients one by one. Fennel seed, cinnamon, cloves, black stone flower, onion and fry until onion is cooked. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone.
  2. Add mushroom, curry masala powder, salt and fry it until they are cooked in medium flame, say for about 15 mins without adding water.
To Temper:
  1. In another small pan add oil, when hot add mustard and let it splutter. Add curry leaves, green chili, red chili, onion and fry till onion is cooked. Add chicken masala and fry for couple of minutes.
  2. Add this to the cooked mushroom and add coriander leaves at the end and mix well.