Recipe – Mushroom in Chinese Gravy

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


  • Mushrooms: 2 cups or approx. 450 grams
  • Onion: 1 medium sized
  • Tomato: 1 medium sized
  • Green Bell Pepper: ½ of a medium sized
  • Ginger: finely chopped, 1 Teaspoon
  • Garlic: Finely Chopped, 1 Teaspoon
  • Green Chili: Finely chopped, 1 Teaspoon
  • Sesame Oil / cooking oil: ½ Tablespoon
  • Cumin Seeds: 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt: ½ Teaspoon or to taste
  • Black Pepper powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Cinnamon Powder: 1 Teaspoon
  • Soya Sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • White Vinegar: ½ teaspoon
  • Tomato sauce: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: ¼ cup or as required
  • Coriander Leaves: Finely chopped, 1 Tablespoon
  • Lemon Juice: A few drops
  • Spring onion: 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • White sesame seeds: 1 teaspoon


  • Clean the mushrooms and each into 4 pieces.
  • Cut onion, bell pepper, tomato lengthwise into 1 inch pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, when it changes color, add onion, ginger and garlic. Stir and sauté till onion turns transparent, not brown.
  • Add bell pepper. Stir for 3 minutes in medium heat.
  • Add mushrooms, tomato and chilis. Stir, cover and cook in medium heat for 6-7 minutes or until mushroom is almost cooked (80%). While cooking, mushroom leaves water, so it will be enough to cook the mushrooms.
  • Add salt, black pepper powder, cinnamon powder, soya sauce, vinegar, tomato sauce and water. Stir well for 5-6 minutes or until mushrooms are done.
  • Remove heat and garnish with spring onion, coriander leaves, sesame seeds and a few drops of lemon juice.

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