Stir Fried Bell Pepper Mushrooms

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Back to blogging after all the festivities of Ganapati. I must confess I have had loads of sweets, especially modaks. Not that I am complaining but one tends to get other cravings too. So back to savory cooking!!

Sometimes there are days when I spend more time in the kitchen than I usually do and I end up making tiny bit of snacks to gobble up every now and then. There was lunch, there was gharge i.e. sweet pumpkin puris (again sweet!!!) and yet I wanted to make something for the evening snack. I usually have mushrooms in the refrigerator and saw a green bell pepper next to it. So what can be done with these things. Think think..

Actually without thinking much :P I started cooking what came to my mind which would need minimum efforts. And here it was. Girish and I actually ate it off the pan. Couldn’t wait any longer. Hope you guys like it too just like we did!!

 Ingredients:

Button Mushrooms – 15-18
Green Bell Pepper/ Capsicum – 1 finely sliced
Ching’s Secret Dark Soy Sauce – 1 ½ tablespoons
Ching’s Secret Green Chili  Sauce – 1 ½ teaspoons
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Garlic (finely chopped) – 1 ½ tablespoons
Salt- to taste

Procedure:

  • Roughly slice the mushrooms vertically.
  • In a fry pan heat 1 tablespoon oil and add ¾ tablespoon finely chopped garlic.
  • Sauté the garlic for a minute and then add the sliced mushrooms.
  • Sauté the mushrooms on high heat till it starts leaving water. Strain the water and transfer the mushroom-garlic mixture back to the pan.
  • On medium heat stir fry the mushrooms till they have dried up but not charred.
  • Meanwhile in another frying pan add the remaining oil and garlic and stir for a minute. Add the sliced green bell pepper. Keep stirring in between.
  • Till the mushrooms are ready the bell pepper slices should be done.
  • Now add green chili sauce and soy sauce to the mushroom pan. Add a little salt and mix well. Stir this on a medium flame.
  • Add the sautéed green bell pepper slices to the above mixture and turn off the gas.
  • Mix well and serve hot.

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Notes:

  • Always taste the mixture before adding salt, since soy sauce has good amount of salt in it. Sometimes it may not be necessary to add any.
  • Even if the mushrooms sweat a lot, do not panic. It happens to be that mushrooms have lot of water and they tend to release it. Just strain the water and you are good to go.
  • You may also add any other colored bell peppers.

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