Adraki Mushrooms and Tomatoes

Adraki Mushrooms and Tomatoes (Serves 4)

We could call this dish Gingered Mushrooms and Tomatoes because Adrak is the Hindi name for Ginger and this recipe is inspired by Indian cooking. However, Adraki Mushrooms sounds more inviting to me because it gives the food a sense of place and a sense of place can add to our eating enjoyment. I adapted this recipe from one I found at Hotdishes.net, an Indian recipe and shopping site.

Prep and cook time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredient list:

8-10 ounces of mushrooms
3-4 small tomatoes
1 sweet yellow onion
Extra virgin olive oil
Ground cumin
Ground ginger
Coriander powder
Turmeric
Red chili powder
Garam masala
Salt

Directions:

Chop onion and slice mushrooms and tomatoes into bite-sized pieces. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in wok. Add a heavy dusting of ground cumin and cook for 1 minute. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to brown. Add a heavy dusting of ground ginger, coriander powder, turmeric, and salt and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and a heavy dusting of red chili powder and cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little water if needed to keep the mixture wet. Stir in mushrooms and cook for 10 minutes under a cover. Remove cover, add garam masala, increase heat to high, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and transfer to plates. Enjoy!

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