Monday, November 28, 2011

Alambe Phanna Upkari (Mushroom Curry)

Alambe Phanna Upkari is a very popular dish among the konkani people. Alambo in konkani means mushroom. This dish is made commonly, using a special variety of mushroom available in the Coastal Karnataka, in the month of June (when the monsoon season starts). Traditionally Alambe song is a coconut based dish but I have posted the non-coconut version.I love mushroom and this is a dish which can be made in less time and with minimum ingredients. 
Mushroom is considered to be very healthy. It is low in calories. Try making this delicious dish and get the goodness of mushroom.

  • Mushroom*- 10-15 (I used button Mushroom)
  • Onion, medium sized- 1
  • Tomato, small- 1
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder- To taste
  • Salt- To taste
*You can also use okra (lady's finger) instead of mushroom.


Chop the onion and tomatoes. Cut the mushroom into required shape and size (I sliced them). Now heat oil and add onions. Fry until it turns light brown.

Now add the chopped mushroom and stir well. Add salt to taste.

Now after 2-3 minutes, add the chopped tomatoes and red chilli powder. Stir well. Add water, if required (I did not add water, as mushroom sheds considerable amount of moisture).

Continue heating until the mushroom is cooked. 

Turn off the flame. Alambe Phanna Upkari is ready!!

Serve it hot with rice, dosa, idli, undi or rotis. Above measurement serves two people.

Note: This dish can also be prepared by adding coconut based masala. If you want to try that version, then check my post Benda Song here. The procedure remains the same for both.

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