Mushroom / Koon Thoran


Mushroom Thoran / Koon Thoran





  1. Mushroom – 1/2  lb or 1 packet (I used button mushroom, this tastes best with oyster mushroom)
  2. Pearl onions – 10 – 12, sliced (You can use 1/2 cup big onion instead)
  3. Grated coconut -  1/2 cup
  4. Green chilies – 2, slit
  5. Ginger – 1/2 inch, chopped
  6. Garlic – 2 – 3, chopped
  7. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  11. Garam masala powder or fennel powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Coconut tidbits / thenga kothu – 3 – 4 tbsp
  13. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  14. Oil  – 2 – 3 tsp
  15. Mustards – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
  16. Dry red chilies – 2
  17. Salt – To taste


1. Put the mushrooms in a vessel containing water and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder for about 10 minutes. Wash the mushroom well in 2-3 rounds of water. Chop them to small pieces.

2. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat. Splutter mustards and fry dry red chilies. Now add the coconut tidbits. Fry them until they turn light brown and then add the sliced pearl onions. Stir fry until they are lightly browned. Bring down the heat and add the chopped mushroom pieces, ginger, garlic, spice powders, grated coconut, salt and curry leaves. Do not add water as water will ooze out from the mushrooms. Stir fry at medium heat until mushroom is done and water is completely evaporated. Mushroom will get cooked fast. Switch off. Serve hot with rice and an ozhichu curry.



altMushroom Thoran / Koon Thoran


  1. Nice mushroom fry..lovely combo of ingredients!

    US Masala

  2. Hi Maya, I used to prepare this thoran, but without chilly powder and garam masala. Next time I would try this.

    Pictures are awesome! Keep posting..

  3. Sounds n looks pretty yummy n tasty..
    Tasty appetite

  4. wow adipoli ayittundu ketto.

  5. Wow, nice preparation dear.

  6. Looks Yummy !

  7. This looks so healthy and delicious.

  8. looks very simple and very tempting…

  9. very delicious recipe with mushroom….

  10. Kidilan aytund tto.. i loved taht idea of coconut tidbits here…Amazing clicks and presentation maya…

  11. bookmarked. looks tempting

  12. Nice thoran Maya.ethuvere try chethitilla,mushrooms are my favorite,will surely try this

  13. Nice thoran, Usually I fry them, I need to try this one

  14. Thoran looks so yummy and delicious.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  15. Delicious thoran…

  16. absolute mouthwatering dish dear…yumm

  17. interesting recipe..looks delicious!

  18. Absolutely drooling cos this is my ver very fav one…pictures are amazing asusual.

  19. This is a different way to cook mushrooms, looks really delicious.

  20. healthy thoran!!nice presentation!

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