Kalan milagu varuval is spicy stir-fry made with mushrooms flavored with freshly ground peppercorns along with little fennel seeds and cumin seeds. This easy to cook dish can be prepared in very less time and makes a great side dish to chapathi, mildly spiced pulaos and plain rice.
Mushrooms are low in calories, have low carbohydrates and fat-free, thus helps in weight loss and increases the strength of your immune system. They are very low in sodium and are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins and many other important nutrients. Black pepper, on the other hand, aids in digestion, weight loss and has many other medicinal benefits.
This fry is not meant for those who can't tolerate spice! It's a very spicy fry with a strong edge on pepper, so check out the notes for a mildly spiced fry. Serve this hot with chapathi, some sliced cucumbers and a glass of sweet lassi for a complete hearty meal!
Notes and Tips
- Do not add water to cook the mushrooms. The mushroom will ooze out water which is enough to cook it.
- The curry is really spicy; for a less spicy version, reduce the peppercorns to 1 tsp and use just 1 green chilly.
- You can use any variety of mushroom, but I prefer button or cup mushroom.