Tandoori Mushroom Tikka

Mondays need all kinds of motivation. For a foodie like me nothing comes close to good food and if that is cooked at home, nothing like it at all. One fine day I was in mood for some tikkas but not the usual fare. A pack of mushrooms were found in the fridge and I immediately decided to make Mushroom Tikka. This happened at almost the same time as Pineapple Tikka – for one and only reason. We are big foodies and cant do with just one type of Tikka.

Sometimes I wonder how much I missed by getting acquainted to eggs and mushrooms very late in life (ok, not so late :D) When we try something for the first time, there always is an apprehension and in my honest opinion, the first impression is the best impression. Thankfully, I made a great start with both eggs and mushrooms as I can’t imagine my life now without these two super foods in my fridge.

I made few modifications to my Paneer Tikka recipe and used it for making the Tandoori Mushroom Tikka recipe. Since I don’t have a tandoor oven, I used my OTG but the results were just amazing. I grilled and toasted the mushrooms at 200°C which is considered high for any veggie grilling but that kind of hot temperature was needed to get the desired tandoori effect. I served it up with Pudina/Mint Yogurt chutney which is like the perfect combination ever!

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Tandoori Mushroom Tikka

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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What I used –         
  • Button Mushrooms, 10-15
  • Turmeric Powder, ½ tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder, ¾ tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder, ½ tsp
  • Fennel/Saunf Powder, ½ tsp
  • Oil, 1 ½ tsp
  • Thick Curd, 2 tbsp
  • Gram Flour/Besan, 2 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste, ½ tsp
  • Salt, as needed
  • Chaat Masala, ½ tsp (optional)

 

How I made –
  1. In a bowl add cleaned button mushrooms, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, salt, thick curd, gram flour/besan and oil. Mix everything well together without adding any water and set it aside for 20 to 30 mins at the least.
  2. Meanwhile preheat the oven at 200°C for 10-15 mins.
  3. Arrange the mushrooms on a skewer, preferable 5 pieces per skewer. Either set the skewers arranged on the automatic rotisserie or place them on a baking dish (lined with aluminum foil) and rotate them every few mins so that are evenly grilled and roasted at 200°C. After 15-20 mins, as mushrooms look shrunken, turn golden and charred at places, remove them from the oven.
  4. Serve hot with Mint Chutney!

 

Note –
  • To clean the mushrooms properly, wash them in running water and using a clean cloth, scrub the top so that the skin gets removed. This step is optional. Pat them dry before using.
  • Additionally coriander powder and cumin powder can also be used,
  • The curd should be fresh (not sour) and thick.
  • To prepare the mint chutney, whisk thick curd with salt. Blend mint leaves along with green chilli and whisk it with beaten curd. Add chaat masala as needed.

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