Mushroom Capsicum


Mushroom Capsicum

This recipe of mine has a slight Chinese flavour. It pretty easy to make and tasty too.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2 people


  • 1 1/2 cup Mushroom thoroughly rinsed and quartered, cut each mushroom into 4 equal pieces
  • 1 cup Onion almost of the same size as the quartered mushrooms, cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup Capsicum cut into thin small strips like 1 inch of a noodle strand
  • 3 tsp Tomato paste The condensed deep red paste that you get in bottled or juice-packeted form.
  • Ginger garlic paste - 3 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Soya sauce
  • 1 tsp Vinegar can be avoided for people who dislike a sour flavour
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil
  • Black pepper powder As reqd
  • Salt As reqd


  • Heat a vessel and add ginger-garlic paste.
  • Reduce the flame from high to medium at this point of time.
  • Once the ginger-garlic paste loses it`s raw uncooked smell and turns crisp, add the onions.
  • :- The flame may be increased now since Chinese dishes prefer stir frying their vegetables.
  • When the onions turn sand brown and slightly transparent, add in the mushrooms.
  • :- Mushrooms when heated, produce a lot of water. So keep the pan well-heated till all the water evaporates and the mushrooms shrink in size.
  • Put required amount of black pepper, soya sauce, vinegar and tomato paste. Stir well.
  • Close the lid of the pan and allow the mushrooms to get cooked for 10 mins on medium flame.
  • Open the lid and then add the sliced capsicum.
  • Add required amount of salt.
  • :- Please keep in mind that soya sauce does contain salt in it.
  • Stir the masala on high flame for about 3 mins.
  • Turn the stove off, tranfer it to a bowl and garnish as per wish...:)
  • :- Do let me know your suggestions and comments. Thank you.
  • Note : (1) I haven`t tried substituting readymade tomato paste with home-made tomato puree. Hence, wouldn`t recommend home-made tomato puree. The former is more condensed, deep coloured and well-flavoured. (2) The mushrooms may be fresh or tinned. (3) Dear readers, please note that mushrooms could be of harm to certain people. My Grandfather and I for instance, are allergic to mushrooms. But I seriously! love them though
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Response (2)
  1. p
    pretty July 29, 2008

    ninte oru onakka tomato

  2. l
    lisa October 17, 2008

    Wow! Tried it last night and it`was amazing! Hubby was impressed too.Thanxs for this one! I tried the curry with tomato paste and not puree. Looking forward to more form you 🙂

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