Mushroom Tikka Kebab: One of the easiest recipes with least ingredients. All you need is mushroom and besan (Bengal gram floor). This is also grilled. This is a perfect starter and a snack for the mushroom lovers.
200-250 gms button mushrooms
½ tbsp ginger-garlic paste or crushed ginger-garlic (approx ½ inch ginger + 3-4 garlic crushed in a mortar & pestle)
½ tsp ajwain or carom seeds
¼ or ½ tsp organic red chili powder (1/2 tsp red chili powder made the tikka a bit hot)
¼ tsp garam masala powder
a pinch of turmeric powder/haldi
3-4 tbsp besan/gram flour
1 tbsp oil (to be used only if grilling or baking the mushrooms in the oven)
salt + black salt as required or rock salt
chaat masala to sprinkle
few chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
few drops of lemon juice as required and lemon wedges to be served
1 medium sized onion, sliced thinly with some salt & lemon juice added – served as an accompaniment.
1.rinse the mushrooms well in water. drain and wipe them dry.
2.trim the earthy base stalks a little. in a mixing bowl, take all the mushrooms.
3.add all the spice powders, carom seeds, salt and oil. mix well.
4.keep aside to marinate for 20-25 minutes.
5.preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
6.after 20-25 mins, add the gram flour and mix well.
7.bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or till the mushrooms are cooked and tender and are browned.
8.after 15-20 minutes when grilling, you can turn the skewers so that there is uniform grilling.
9.if you want you can sprinkle or spray some oil on the mushrooms after 15-20 minutes.
10.sprinkle some lemon juice, chaat masala, coriander leaves on the mushroom tikka.
11.serve mushroom tikka hot or warm with a green chutney,
if frying the tikka, then don’t add oil to the marination.