Friday, June 26, 2009

How to make butter mushrooms

It's a super easy dish and only four ingredients are needed! This is also the exact same recipe that the shop/restaurants used for their butter chicken and butter pork.

First, you need, oyster mushrooms. Some call it abalone mushrooms. Regardless of how you call it, it should look like this.

Evaporated milk. It is not to be mistaken as condensed milk. Condensed milk is a lot thicker and because of its extreme sweetness, it is not commonly use in cooking.


Curry leaves.This is obligatory and must not be skimmed in order to give a nice aroma to the butter and evaporated milk concoction later.

Frying batter is prepared by mixing corn flour, cooking oil and water. It should be a ratio of 8 : 1 : 2.

Then deep fry the battered mushrooms.

Leave it aside first.

Melt five table spoon of butter with a tea spoon of cooking oil under low heat. Because butter tend to burn really quickly ( if not almost instantly!), mixing it with another oil will prevent it from being dry and burnt. At the same time, put in the chopped curry leaves.

Once butter is melted, pour in the evaporated milk. Not too much, about a quarter cup of a normal mug size.

Then continuously stir it till it thickens. It must not be too thick because you should leave a little room for the gravy to thicken while you put it the fried mushrooms.

Finally, put in the fried mushroom and let the butter gravy coat the mushrooms.

Viola! Done!

Crispy, Creamy and tasty!

A little warning! Even though this is an easy meal to prepare and not to mention extremely tasty, this is not a meal you wanna cook everyday unless you want to be obese. ;p


Viya said...

It looks absolutely delicious but oily at the same time... ^^

Melanie said...

Viya : It is delicious! and I can assure you, it's not oily. ;p

msihua said...

Oh gosh.. I'm going to do that.. Damn it.. It's hard to find curry leaves here!!! Arrgghhh.... I love butter...!!

Melanie said...

msihua : where do u stay ? :P

SW said...

Nai yau gu!~ Ah! My bf loves this! Gonna cook this for him when I'm in Melb. I hope they have curry leaves in Melbourne. Thanks Mel! :D

Melanie said...

SW : No probs! Hopefully your bf will like it!

Huai Bin said...

It looks good! Does frying it in batter makes it taste better? I ask coz I'm not a big fan of batter coated food, just personal preferance but I love abalone mushrooms. :)

Melanie said...

Huai Bin : Frying in batter makes it stays crispy longer! But if you don't want it to be in batter, you can just coat the mushrooms with the corn flour without the oil and water, and deep fry it. I love abalone mushrooms too!

msihua said...

Oops.. Sorry I didn't see your reply...

I'm in Melbourne =).. But I am msian =)

I cook a lot too!!!

Melanie said...

Msihua : Haha, it's alright. Ohhh you're in Melb? Studying there ? :P

Mushrooms Canada said...

Yum! I love battered mushrooms, and the coating sounds divine! I am putting this one the to-do list. Thanks for sharing!
- Brittany

Melanie said...

Mushrooms Canada :

No probs! And thanks for dropping by!

msihua said...

Lols.. I wish I was studying.. Nah.. I'm living here.. I used to study.. although I should be doing some studying... ahh to be a student again!!

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