Devilled Mushroom හතු ඩෙවල්

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Devilled dishes are very famous among Sri Lankans. When I say “devilled” you may start thinking of famous Sri Lankan devilled prawns or devilled cuttlefish. No No No. I am not talking about those sea food dishes. The one I am going to share with you is a vegetable dish. Surprise surprise ! Yes there are Sri Lankan devilled vegetable dishes. Usually, Sri Lankan dishes are either prepared using different spices together or with one readymade spice that has few spices combined. In this devilled mushroom dish, I only use red chilli flakes as a spice, so you don’t have to worry much about other spices. Also, this is not a usual Sri Lankan stir fried vegetable dish. This recipe has an important step that make you fall in love with mushroom all over again.

I just realised that I have to mention this in my post. This is not the restaurant style devilled mushroom. This is the one we usually make in our homes without all the sauces.

Here we go 😉

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Ingredients

  • 200g oyster mushroom
  • 100g of onion sliced
  • 1  tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp red chilli flakes
  • 3 Green chillies cut in to small pieces
  • 1  lime ( If you are adding lemon, add half a lemon)
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Curry leaves
  • 5 black pepper seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil

Preparation

Cut off the cap of the mushroom from the stem. Cut the stem in to two pieces from the middle. You want the stem to be long. This is the important step I was talking about. Squeeze the lime in to a bowl. Add the flour in to it and mix well. Add the mushroom caps in to that mixture and mix well using your hand. After one minute, squeeze the mushroom and remove excess lime juice from the mushroom caps. Keep them aside.

Method

Stir fry curry leaves, black pepper seeds and the cinnamon stick for about 30 seconds. Add sliced onion and stir well until the onion pieces become tender. Now add the green chillies. Stir well for about 30 seconds. Then, add red chilli flakes and salt. Stir well. Add the mushroom stems and stir occasionally. Let the mushroom pieces cook half way. Now, add the mushroom caps to the pan. Let them cook half way and stir. Then, let them fully cooked. Stir again and turn off the heat.

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You can serve this side dish with steamed rice.

Enjoy !

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