Mushroom Thoran – Koon Thoran – Kerala style mushroom stir-fry with coconut

Hi all. Mushroom is rich in protein. I used to make them often at my home. This time I wanted to make a different dish with it so I planned to make a Kerala style mushroom stir-fry. I got this recipe from a cookery show on Malayalam tv channel. It is so simple to make and does not require any grinding. This dish pairs well with Rice, Sambar/dal and also with Roti or chapati. Let’s see how to make this mushroom stir- fry.

Preparation Time : 20 mins

Cooking Time : 20 mins

Serves : 2


  • Mushroom – 250 g

For Tempering

  • Coconut oil – 3 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Dried Red chillies – 2
  • Curry leaves – a sprig

For making paste

  • Shallots/Small onions – 1/2 Cup (sliced)
  • Green chillies – 3
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 Cup to 3/4 Cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig


1. Wash the mushrooms in water. Dry pat them and slice them into pieces. In a pan add little oil and then add the sliced mushrooms to it.saute them it will start to release water. Cook until the water gets completely dried. Then transfer them to a plate.

2. To a plate add chopped chillies, Shallots, grated coconut, turmeric powder and salt. Mix them well with the hand and make a coarse paste of it.

3. To a pan add oil preferably coconut oil. Splutter some mustard seeds then add Dried red chilli and curry leaves. Saute them. Then add the made coconut paste. Saute them well for 2 mins. Then add the cooked mushrooms to it. Saute them well for 2 mins. Mushroom Thoran is ready. Serve hot with Rice or Roti.

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