Mushroom Besara

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Mushroom Besara or Mushroom in Mustard Flavorings

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 “. 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 this dish.

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.

Chattu Besara
Chattu Besara

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


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

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

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

    Chattu Besara - Step 03
    Chattu Besara – 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.

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

    Chattu Besara - Step 062
    Chattu Besara – 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.

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

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

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

    Chattu Besara - Step 10
    Chattu Besara – 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.

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

    Chattu Besara - Step 12
    Chattu Besara – 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.

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

Mushroom Besara
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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Chattu or Mushroom Besara is a traditional Odiya food. The Sourness and Mustard Flavoring is like a crown to Mushroom. Try it must!


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