This is a very special recipe. You would wonder why, well, it’s because my husband cooked it. We co-created this recipe as we both were very lazy to cook anything elaborate and didn’t wish to order a take out either. Since we both love Chinese food, we decided to make this stir fry Chinese style. It was mid-week, weekend was still very far away, we both were craving for something spicy and chatpata (lip smacking). I had not cooked dinner as I didn’t know what to prepare. That is when KR had a brain wave. He noticed the mushrooms in the fridge and suggested that we make a Mushroom stir fry!
Suddenly there was a hint of excitement in both of us. We were mix and matching different ingredients to go in the dish. He told me, “when in doubt, add everything you see!” That is how these guys cooked as bachelors at the university!! I really wonder how those meals were, though I have always heard stories from him and his friends that they all turned out great. Well, that’s the fun about living with friends who couldn’t care less about what they eat, how it tastes as long as they have cooked it and is edible.
So while he kept sharing with me more anecdotes about his hostel life, he started to prepare this dish. He forbade me from even chopping anything. I just stood there amused, hearing his stories and admiring his cooking style. I was about to witness something special today. He was cooking so effortlessly that I just decided to click pictures as he went on with his business. While he cooked, I couldn’t help wondering that as men and women, we are different in so many ways. The way we cook, our approach to food or the level of importance we give to it, everything is different. My chain of thought was interrupted by his yet another anecdote and then all I remember was how much fun we had cooking up this recipe!
So here is his recipe. Heat a skillet and add olive oil. Once the oil is warm enough, add garlic and ginger paste. Saute it for a minute. Add tomatoes and onions along with little salt. Let it cook for another minute. Add the green peas and bell peppers. Give it another minute.
Next, add the mushrooms and saute it till its done. Now add all the herbs, sriracha sauce, soy sauce and vinegar. Toss it well.
Check and salt if needed. Mushroom Stir Fry is ready!
Both of us enjoyed this meal together. We had a bowl of this for dinner and were full. It was delicious. I was super impressed with the cooking skills of my husband. He skillfully prepared this meal and even took the pains of serving it like this for my blog. Yup, he did all this by himself.
Mushroom Stir Fry
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic pods minced
- 1 tbsp ginger paste
- 1 large tomato chopped
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1/2 cup green peas
- 2 bell peppers
- 250 gms button mushrooms
- Salt as needed
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1-2 tbsp sriracha sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- Heat a skillet and add olive oil. Once the oil is warm enough, add garlic and ginger paste. Saute it for a minute. Add tomatoes and onions along with little salt. Let it cook for another minute. Add the green peas and bell peppers. Give it another minute.
- Next, add the mushrooms and saute it till its done. Now add all the herbs, soy sauce and vinegar. Toss it. The dish is now ready.
- Check and salt if needed. Mushroom Stir Fry is ready!
Add more veggies to this dish if you need.
You can substitute sriracha sauce to red pepper flakes.
You can also add a tbsp of honey to give a different flavor.
Mushroom Stir Fry is an easy vegetarian dinner recipe when you are in no mood for elaborate cooking. Mushrooms is cooked with garlic, herbs and spices. You can have this as is or serve as a main dish with a bowl of rice on the side. This recipe is so simple that even a non cook can cook it! If you liked this recipe, then also check out my other easy dinner recipes like Vegetable Stir Fry, Achari Aloo Capsicum/Pickled Potato Bell Peppers, Skillet Fried Okra in Chickpea Flour, Lima Beans & Carrot cooked in Tomato Gravy.
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