Mushroom Masala | Roadside Kaalan

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This is the legendary street food recipe from my Coimbatore called the rottu kadai kalan. Kalan or kaaln is mushrooms. Though the name says kalan, its made with a combination of cabbage and mushrooms. The cabbage adds a nice volume to the dish as well as flavor. Some of the shops in Coimbatore make it exclusively with cabbage but call it as kalan.

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Mushroom Masala | Roadside Kaalan

Course: Street Food, MainCuisine: Indo-ChineseDifficulty: Medium
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Mushroom Masala | Roadside Kaalan | Street Food | Fast Food | Rottu Kadai kaalan Masala | with step by step photos and video. A famous street food recipe of Tamil Nadu made with cabbage and mushroom coated in a flour mixture and deep-fried.

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • Preparing Mushroom-Cabbage Pakkoda
  • 2 cups of button mushrooms finely chopped

  • 2 cups of sliced cabbages

  • 1 cup maida

  • 1/4 cup cornflour

  • 1.5 tsp Kashmiri chili powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp meat masala

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

  • 1/2 tsp salt or salt as required

  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp water

  • oil for frying

  • Preparing Mushroom Masala
  • 2 tsp oil

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • curry leaves

  • 1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp garam masala

  • 2 tbsp ketchup

  • 1 tsp soya sauce

  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder

  • 1 cup of water

  • salt as required

  • Cornflour Slurry
  • 1 tsp cornflour + 1/2 cup water

Directions

  • Mushroom-Cabbage Pakkoda
  • Firstly, wash and clean the button mushrooms. Chop them finely.
  • In a mixing bowl add 2 cups of finely chopped mushrooms, 2 cups of chopped cabbage, 1 cup of maida, 1/4 cup cornflour, 1.5 tsp Kashmiri chili powder, 1 coriander powder, 1 tsp meat masala, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1tsp ginger garlic paste, 1/2 tsp garam masala, and 1/2 tsp salt.Roadside-Kaalan Mushroom MasalaRoadside-Kaalan Mushroom MasalaRoadside Kaalan Mushroom MasalaRoadside Kaalan Mushroom MasalaRoadside Kaalan Mushroom Masala
  • Press them well and combine them. Now sprinkle water little by little and form a thick consistent batter like pakkoda batter. (We used 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp water)
  • Now heat oil in a pan. Start frying the mushroom-cabbage mixture by dropping small pieces of the thick batter.Roadside Kaalan Mushroom Masala
  • Fry them in batches like pakkoda. Flip and Fry them until it turns crisp on both sides over a high flame. It may take around 5 to 8 minutes.Roadside Kaalan Mushroom MasalaRoadside Kaalan Mushroom Masala
  • Now keep the fried mushroom pakkodas aside and prepare a sauce.Roadside Kaalan Mushroom Masala
  • Preparing Mushroom Masala
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai. Add 1 cup finely chopped onion and some curry leaves.
  • Saute until it changes transparent. Now add 1/4 tsp ginger-garlic paste and saute until the raw smell disappears.
  • Roast 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp coriander powder, and 1/4 tsp garam masala over low flame for 10 seconds.Roadside Kaalan Mushroom MasalaRoadside Kaalan Mushroom Masala
  • Now add the sauces 2 tbsp ketchup and 1 tsp soya sauce and mix well.Roadside Kaalan Mushroom MasalaRoadside Kaalan Mushroom Masala
  • Then add 1 cup of water and bring it to boil.Roadside Kaalan Mushroom Masala
  • Meanwhile prepare a corn slurry by mixing 1 tsp cornflour with 1/2 cup of water without forming any lumps.Roadside Kaalan Mushroom Masala
  • Once the water starts to boil add this cornflour paste and salt as required.
  • Mix well until the sauce starts thickening.
  • Now add the fried mushroom pakkoda and coat them well in the sauce masalas.
  • Heat for 1 to 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
  • Serve it in a serving bowl with some finely chopped coriander, onion, and green chilies. Yummy and tasty mushroom masala is ready.Roadside Kaalan Mushroom Masala

Notes

  • While preparing the batter for the pakkoda mix. do not add water as a whole, add water in batches.

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