White Foods – Mushroom Recipe

A rainbow platter of vegetables and fruits is certainly a booster for good health. But we can’t underestimate the power of whites which are an integral part of the quintessential Indian meals.  After all the flamboyant rainbow  expresses when the humble white scatters!

Moving from Physics to nutrition, the white platter offers  us onions, garlic, mushrooms, potatoes, cauliflower, bananas, coconut  etc. White vegetables and fruits are essential because:

  • They help in maintaining healthy blood vessels
  • They are immunity boosters
  • Promote bone health (onions are known to reduce arthritis discomfort because of the presence of quercetin)
  • They are rich in minerals (like the coconut)
  • They reduce the chances of diabetes and cancer


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15-20 fresh button mushrooms

4 tablespoon cornflour

2 tablespoon all purpose flour

2 teaspoon garlic paste

2 teaspoon ginger paste

1 tablespoon soya sauce

2 tablespoon tomato ketchup

1 teaspoon schezwan sauce

1 tablespoon chili sauce

5-6 tablespoon canola oil

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon sugar

2 green chilies (finely chopped)

1 spring onion finely chopped

1 onion finely chopped

1 capsicum (diced)

4 tablespoon water


  1. Wash the mushrooms thoroughly to remove any dirt and let them dry. Chop them into medium pieces.
  2. In a bowl mix cornflour, all purpose flour, 1/2 tablespoon soya sauce, pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and add water to get a thick batter consistency.
  3. Add the chopped mushrooms into the batter and coat them properly.
  4. In a wok, heat oil and fry the mushrooms till they become golden brown over medium flame. Do not over fry the mushrooms as they tend to release water and may make the oil splatter.
  5. Take the mushrooms out of the wok and drain excess oil.
  6. In a separate pan, add 2 tablespoon oil and add onion, green chilies, ginger paste, garlic paste and stir them over high flame. Add diced capsicum and spring onion and again stir for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Now add in the sauces and salt and pepper.
  8. Add the fried mushroom pieces to this mix and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Adjust consistency to serve hot as a side with garlic noodles or a dry appetizer.

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