Thursday, July 22, 2010

Alambe Saung ~ Mushrooms in Tangy Chilly sauce

It is strange how my taste buds change over a period of time.Nope,I still dislike Okra and I haven't started eating non-veg,heheh.I am talking about Mushrooms here.I have described here how I felt about eating the so-called fungus and how I particularly ate only a few dishes made with these.But you know,I've suddenly developed a liking for it now,maybe it has got to do with the preparation,but still.

It was on our train journey back from Karkala,after attending my elder bro's wedding I had this.But of course,that was made with something called gud-gud alambe,meaning mushrooms which sprout during thunderstorms and are hailed a delicacy for the same reason that they appear rarely and taste awesome.I badly wanted to recreate the taste at home but had to do with fresh button mushrooms.

Nevertheless,it tasted great and I am a mushroom convert[for the time-being!]

Alambe Saung - Mushrooms in Tangy Chilly sauce


Button Mushrooms - 200 gms
Onions - 2 small,chopped fine
Tomato - 1,chopped fine
Roasted red chillies - 3-4
Tamarind lump - 1 small channa size
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste


Wash,clean and chop the mushrooms and keep aside.
Grind the red chillies,tamarind and coriander seeds to a smooth paste adding just enough water.
In a kadai add oil and saute onions.
When the onions start browning add tomatoes and stir till the tomatoes turn soft.
Now add the grounded masala,salt to taste and let it boil.
Add the chopped mushrooms,mix well and let it cook on a low flame for about ten minutes,close with a lid.
[Mushrooms release water as they cook so it is not necessary to add more water] 
The curry thickens as it cools,so check the consistency before switching off the flame according to your liking.
Serve hot with rice,roti or dosa.


  1. WOw those mushrooms look really wat we get in India looks very dirty..half the time I avoid buying bcoz of this.....nice n tangy curry

  2. Mushrooms in tangy chilly sauce looks very delicious.Sure would love to have it with dosa or rotis.

  3. Divya i kno how it feel after tasting gud gud alambe..... especially in karkala we get them in abudance....... I love it... nd i do the same to recreate this :)
    i love mushrooms ne time ne means ne time :) :D

  4. The only change in my food habits is I love to eat more these days,lol!! Love mushrooms in any form and this looks simple and tasty..

  5. I like anything with Mushroom..even I prepare something similar but never used coriander seeds in it. Will try this next time.

  6. even I have developed a taste towards it a lot now..your new mushroom recipe looks good..

  7. I love mushrooms, this alambe saung looks fantastic and spicy..thanks for sharing..

  8. this is in my lunch today, along with some dali-saar.

    Here's my version:

  9. love mushrooms....don cook them as my hubby does not even go near em :( looks really yumm !!

  10. mushroom is my favorite n this curry looks awesome...


  11. Wow, this is uncanny! I bought mushrooms just today, although I hadnt planned to make any particular dish. Will def try your 'Alambe Saung' and let you know how we liked it :)

  12. This looks yummy :) I like it :)

  13. Divya

    Mushrooms in chilli sauce looks really yummy!!

  14. Drrooollliing over those clicks Divya :).Must try this as hubby is fond of mushroom and if I say its spicy I am sure I will have nothing left for me...

  15. loooove mushrooms.. never tied this version.. looks yummy, tangy n spicy... will love 2 try it next time i make them :-)

  16. Nice dish Divya! I'm the only mushroom lover at home will make it just for myself and eat it all!

  17. this looks simply irrestible and delcious......mmmm...drooling...
    love ur profile snap...very pretty


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