In the month of thirsty summer  when our taste bud quenching  for summer coolant especially summer beverages. But what about appetite? Despite of drinks our taste bud tantalise for a savoury peppery dish . Sweet and sour mushroom is sort of flavourful savoury dish. Sourness of tamarind and sweetness of sugar tickle in your mouth which tastes utterly delicious.

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oyster mushroom

                                                                  Sweet ‘n Sour Mushroom

The sweetness and sourness in the dish is a combination of sugar and tamarind. The recipe is one of the way to show your culinary arts when you serve in your family or friends . It would be one of your side dish on table and perfect match when serve with streamed rice.

         Mushroom  could be sweet and sour ?? A quest buzzing in the mind  when i served first time  on table in my family. The golden brown shade of the curry would fall you in love and tempting you to eat the dish, same experience i found when i served in my family. Indeed  its one of our staple dish now ,when mushrooms are blooming in market.


The month of spring is about to say bye bye  and the summer on set to rule out ,in the time our local vendors are appeared selling mushrooms in  markets. I choose oyster for the dish because of its firm and chewiness never get soggy after cooking rather than  other mushrooms.

Oyster Mushroom

                                                                                    Sweet ‘n Sour Mushroom


  • Clean the mushrooms and soak in turmeric water for 1o to 15 minutes, it is a traditional way of cleaning mushrooms to remove dirt . Rinse them in cold water for 2 to 3 times under tap water . Squeeze the mushrooms to remove  water before cooking to avoid excess water .. Take them out and cut into stripped or shredded.
  • Soak chick peas whole night or 8 to 9 hours. Discard the water and boil them in salt water until soft.
  •  Meanwhile prepare the tamarind extract. Soak tamarind in 1 cup of water for 15 to 20 minutes. Then gently mash the tamarind using your finger tips until seeds and pulp are separated firmly. Strain  and collect the extract in a bowl ,discard the remaining  seeds.


summer side dish

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  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan, shallow fry mushrooms and chick peas around 3 to 4 minutes over medium flame.
  • Take them out ,in the same pan heat oil, add one by one all the ingredients for tempering. Now add mushrooms and chick peas ,stir well. Pour water and tamarind extract along with salt. Add sweetness of your choice.
  •  Cook on medium flame until the gravy is little thicken and take them out ,finish it up sprinkling spring onions.
oyster mushroom

Sweet and Sour Mushroom

Sweet and sour mushroom is a lip-smacking stew loaded with flavours. Each sip of the stew intensify your taste bud and would be served well as side dish along with steamed rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 people


  • Heat 2 tbsp. oil on a heavy bottomed pan , fry mushrooms over medium flame until water absorbs and slight brown touch on mushrooms. Take them out on a plate.
    Now in the same pan sauté boiled chick peas until light brown . Keep them in a plate.
  • Again heat 1 tbsp. oil in a  heavy bottomed pan over medium flame. When its about to hot add sliced onions, garlics, green chilies curry leaves , turmeric powder ,hing and red chili powder.
    Stirring it about few seconds, add tamarind extract along with pinch of salt.
  • Cook simmer when the extract is started to boil add 2 cups of water and allow it to boil.
  • Add charred mushrooms and chick peas. Add sugar and cook on medium flame until a thick gravy formed ,about 10 minutes.
    At the end sprinkle few chopped spring onions over the dish before serving on the table.
    Its ready to serve with hot steamed rice or rice noodles.

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  1. sus April 1, 2021 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    mouth watering recipe…….

  2. sus April 1, 2021 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I gave him 5 star for this recipe

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