Chatu Besara

Chatu Besara or Mushroom in Tangy Mustard Gravy

Everyone says I look the same as my mom. But more than the truth that we look alike, we share so many things in common. This dish I am going to state is something very close to both of us. My mom is a vegetarian and the food that we both consider for luxurious delight Sunday platter is “Mushroom ” or Chatu. Dad being allergic to mushrooms could never be the part of this lovely dish. But to my surprise my husband turned into one in the queue who keeps on craving for Chatu Besara.

As you have seen I have written recipes on mustard flavorings. This dish is a traditional Odiya Mushroom dish that shows how tempting it turns out with the touch of Mustard.

Chatu Besara
Chatu Besara

The Mushroom in Mustard Flavoring / Chatu Besara recipe goes like this:

Chatu Besara
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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Chatu Besara or Mushroom cooked in tangy mustand gravy is a traditional Odiya food. The Sourness of dry mangoes and pungency of the Mustard Flavoring is like a crown to Mushroom. Try it must!
Ingredients
  • Mushroom – 250 gms
  • Potato – 1 Medium sized
  • Mustard Paste – 2tbsp
  • Panch Phoran – 1 tsp
  • Green chilies – 2 pieces finely chopped
  • Dry Mango or Ambula – 2 slices
  • Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
  • Salt – According to the taste
  • Mustard Oil – 2 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Soak the Dry mango in a small cup for 30mins prior to the cooking.
  2. Clean the mushrooms and pat dry.
  3. Cut the mushrooms into thin slices and soak in turmeric water and Potato to thin slices and soak in the water
  4. Heat a pan and add oil to it after it’s heated up.
  5. Squeeze excess water from the mushroom and add to pan.
  6. Cook the mushrooms till all the water is evaporated and it dried up and cooked properly.
  7. Heat another pan and add oil to it, Once the oil gets heated, add the Panch Phoran, if not available you can use Cumin seeds as a replacement. After it crackles add the chopped green chilies.
  8. Add the potatoes and saute it for 4-5 mins.
  9. After the potato is semi cooked, add the mustard paste.
  10. Add the turmeric powder and salt to the pan.
  11. Cook it for 2-3 mins and then cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 4-5 mins.
  12. After the potatoes are cooked properly, add the mushroom and mix it well.
  13. Then add the soaked dry mango and the water it was soaked and cook till all the gravy dries off for a drier version you can add more water if you want a gravy version.

Ingredients for Chatu Besara:

  1. Mushroom – 250 gms
  2. Potato – 1 Medium sized
  3. Mustard Paste – 2tbsp
  4. Panch Phoran – 1 tsp
  5. Green chilies – 2 pieces finely chopped
  6. Dry Mango or Ambula – 2 slices
  7. Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp
  8. Salt – According to the taste
  9. Mustard Oil – 2 tbsp

Steps of Preparation for Chatu Besara:

  1. Soak the Dry mango in a small cup for 30mins prior to the cooking.

    Chatu Besara - Step 01
    Step 01
  2. Clean the mushrooms and pat dry.

    Chatu Besara - Step 02
    Step 02
  3. Cut the mushrooms into thin slices and soak in turmeric water and Potato to thin slices and soak in the water

    Chatu Besara - Step 03
    Step 03
  4. Heat a pan and add oil to it after it’s heated up.
  5. Squeeze excess water from the mushroom and add to pan.

    Chatu Besara - Step 05
    Step 05
  6. Cook the mushrooms till all the water is evaporated and it dried up and cooked properly.
    Chatu Besara - Step 061
    Step 061

    Chatu Besara - Step 062
    Step 062
  7. Heat another pan and add oil to it, Once the oil gets heated, add the Panch Phoran, if not available you can use Cumin seeds as a replacement. After it crackles add the chopped green chilies.

    Chatu Besara - Step 07
    Step 07
  8. Add the potatoes and saute it for 4-5 mins.

    Chatu Besara - Step 08
    Step 08
  9. After the potato is semi cooked, add the mustard paste.

    Chatu Besara - Step 09
    Step 09
  10. Add the turmeric powder and salt to the pan.

    Chatu Besara - Step 10
    Step 10
  11. Cook it for 2-3 mins and then cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 4-5 mins.

    Chatu Besara - Step 11
    Step 11
  12. After the potatoes are cooked properly, add the mushroom and mix it well.

    Chatu Besara - Step 12
    Step 12
  13. Then add the soaked dry mango and the water it was soaked and cook till all the gravy dries off for a drier version you can add more water if you want a gravy version.

    Chatu Besara - 13
    Step 13
Serve it with rice, the slight sourness and the tempting mustard gives mushroom an amazing flavor, try it.
Chatu Besara
Chatu Besara

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