Mushroom Parcel

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Coconut oil – 2 tsp + butter – 2 tsp

2. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dried red chilies – 2, broken

3. Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Ginger – 1/4 tsp, finely chopped

Garlic – 2, minced

Curry leaves – A few

Crushed chilly flakes – 1/2 tsp

4. Grated coconut – 3/4 cup or as required

5. Mushroom – 250 gm, sliced or chopped

6. Lemon juice – 1 tsp

7. Pepper powder – 1 – 2 pinches

8. Salt – To taste


1. Heat oil and butter in a kadai / pan over medium-high heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilies. Add onion, ginger, garlic, curry leaves and saute for 2 minutes. Add grated coconut and saute for  2 – 3 minutes. Add chilly flakes, mushroom pieces, lemon juice and salt. Cook for 8 – 10 minutes until dry. Add pepper powder and  switch off.

2. Clean a banana/plantain leaf. Place it over flame to make them soft and pliable (vazhayila vaattuka). Wrap the mushroom filling in the banana leaf and tie with a banana string like a parcel so that steam wont escape.

3. Meanwhile fill the steamer / idli cooker with enough water. Bring it to a boil. Place the vazhayila parcel inside the steamer and steam cook for about 8 – 10 minutes (OR bake for 10 – 15 minutes at 350 F). Serve after 5 minutes.

Recipe courtesy –  Dhe ruchi

Mushroom Parcel

Mushroom Parcel

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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