Mushroom Milagu Pirattal Recipe

Mushroom Milagu Pirattal preparation was featured on a cookery show(I forgot the name of the show and the channel!) about 12 years ago and I had noted down that recipe in my recipe diary. I always use mushrooms to prepare North Indian/Chinese style dishes. But this was a typical South Indian preparation and it drew my attention. It was easy to prepare and tasted excellent with rasam. Go ahead and grab a pack of mushroom from the store to try this delicacy! It will not disappoint you.

Mushroom Milagu Pirattal

China is the world’s largest edible mushroom producer.

Cuisine : South Indian
Category : Side dish for rice/rotis
Serves : 2-3

Preparation Time : 5-10 min
Cooking Time : 15 min


Heat oil → Add mustard, red chilli, chopped onions, curry leaves, a pinch of salt & asafoetida one by one → Add mushroom & salt → Cook till done  Add pepper powder  Saute for 2 minutes and serve.



  • 250 g Mushrooms
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Red chilli
  • 1 sprig of Curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard
  • 2 pinches of Asafoetida (optional)
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt as required

1. Chop the onion. Clean and cut the mushrooms.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and wait till it splutters. Add the red chilli, chopped onions and curry leaves. Saute with a pinch of salt.
Mushroom Milagu Pirattal - Step 1
3. Cook till it turns brown. Add asafoetida and mix well. Now add the mushrooms. Add salt to taste.
Mushroom Milagu Pirattal - Step 2
4. Water oozes out of the mushrooms. Continue cooking till the water evaporates and the mushrooms are cooked.
Mushroom Milagu Pirattal - Step 3
5. Add the pepper powder.
Mushroom Milagu Pirattal - Step 4
6. Mix well and saute for 2 minutes and switch off the flame. Now the delicious mushroom milagu pirattal is ready to be served!
Mushroom Milagu Pirattal - Step 5


  • You don’t have to add water. Water that oozes out from mushrooms is enough for cooking.
  • Adjust the quantity of pepper powder according to your taste.

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