Kerela Style Mushroom Thoran

Hello All!How was Pongal Celebrations?Hope all of you enjoyed and had a wonderful festive time with friends and family. Coming to today’s post,it is a GUEST POST from a fellow mommy blogger. She is Mrs.Swathy Nandhini and she is such a dedicated blogger as of I know and I really like the innovation she makes with recipes. She is such a selfless person who wholeheartedly helps any fellow blogger too.I really appreciate her for that.When I had approached her for a guest post she readily said yes and sent me this lovely recipe in no time. I somehow had delayed posting it due to certain personal barriers. I am extremely sorry for the wait Swathy.Thanks for sending me this special recipe and the way she had given me left me no job except copying & pasting. So perfectly done :)Wishing her a great journey ahead as a blogger(Please dont forget to visit

I invite pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks as guest posts for my blog on account of my 100 th post publishing. I had already extended invite to fellow bloggers,friends and family. Whoever is interested ,please write to me at with ingredients,detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog

Please check below the guest recipes and a detailed write up on MUSHROOMS FOR BABIES:

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Over to Swathy 🙂

“I am glad to prepare this recipe for my blogger friend Kalyani Balaji. I like her purpose of the blog and the importance she gives for healthy cooking. Hope to get connected with her in future. Now towards the recipe, I wanted to give a special, simple authentic recipe from different state and came out with this “Kerela Style Mushroom Thoran” Mushroom is one of the protein rich ingredients and can be easily made into a quick curry, soups and pulao. Mushroom and coconut makes a wonderful combination. This quick kerala style poriyal goes very well with rice, chapathi, dosa.



  • Mushroom – 200 gms
  • Onion – 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Sambar powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Butter – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 tsp


  • Coconut (grated) – 5 tsp
  • Garlic cloves – 5
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper seeds – 10
  • Red chilli – 1
  • Cashews – 7


1.Wash the mushrooms well and chop into pieces. Chop onion and keep ready.

2.Add the ingredients in “to grind” to mixer and grind coarsely adding little water.

3.Melt butter in a pan, add mustard seeds. Once it crackles add curry leaves and onion.

4.Saute till the onion becomes translucent. Add turmeric and sambar powder and saute for few minutes.

5.Add mushroom along with required salt and cook covered for few minutes in medium flame.

6.When the mushroom starts leaving water add the grinded mixture to it and stir for few minutes.

7.Let it cook covered for few minutes until the water dries up and stir occasionally.

8.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.



  • Coconut oil can be used instead of butter.
  • No need to add water as moisture in mushroom is enough to get cooked.
  • Always cook in medium to low flame as the coconut might get burnt.”


Thank you once again dear 🙂

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