Have You Tried This Vegan Mushroom Chutney Yet?
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Mushrooms are used to make a lot of things. These tiny, versatile fungus are a great source of nutrition and there are many health benefits associated with them. There are a lot of different dishes from various cuisines that can be made with ease with mushrooms. They go well with different sauces, gravies and vegetables and have a unique texture that is very useful for newly converted vegans, who eat it as a replacement for meat. Although there are multiple dishes that you must have made with mushrooms, have you ever heard of mushroom chutney? If you have not, we are not only going to introduce it to you, but give you a fool-proof recipe to make lip-smacking vegan mushroom chutney.

Before we move on to the recipe, let us look at some major health benefits of eating mushrooms.

  • It improves heart health and bone health.
  • It boosts the immune system of the body.
  • Mushroom aids in weight loss.
  • It prevents diseases like diabetes and anaemia.
  • Mushrooms lower blood pressure and inflammation.
  • It is a great source of natural energy.

Now, let us look at the recipe for mushroom chutney -

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  • 2 tbsp Bengal gram
  • 4-5 red chillies
  • 4-5 soaked red chillies
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 250 gms sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves


  • Sautee the Bengal gram, red chillies, sliced onions with some coconut oil.
  • When a roasted aroma comes, add the soaked red chillies and cook for another minute.
  • Next, add the sliced mushrooms and cook well.
  • Keep cooking till the natural moisture of mushroom dries up.
  • Now, take off the heat and let it cool down.
  • The best way to make mushroom chutney is on a stone grinder. It gives a great texture to the condiment, but if using a blender, grind the chutney in pulse mode without any water.
  • Heat up coconut oil and add mustard seeds.
  • When the seeds start spluttering, add the curry leaves.
  • Pour the tadka on the chutney and your mushroom chutney is ready.

Serve the chutney with hot rice. Not only is this chutney delicious, it also is low in calories and completely vegan. This condiment will be a game-changer if you are vegan and looking to explore great options in vegan dishes. And even if you are not, everyone loves mushrooms, don’t they?