Clumsy Chilli Fried Mushrooms


This clumsy chilli fried mushrooms is vegan lunch idea that will keep you full for hours!


  • Button mushrooms: 200g alternately you can use chestnut mushrooms chopped in half
  • Green chilli: 1 split in half
  • Spring onion: 3 thinly sliced
  • Ginger: 1/2 T grated
  • Pepper: 1 chopped in tiny cubes
  • Tomato paste: 11/2 T
  • Soya sauce: 1 T
  • Chilli sauce: 1/2-1T
  • Cornflour: 1/2 T
  • Pepper: 1-1t
  • Water: 1T + 2T+ 1/2 C
  • Sesame oil to cook
  • Salt to taste

For batter:

  • Cornflour: 3T
  • Flour: 1 1/2T
  • Chilli powder: 1 t
  • Ginger powder: 1 t
  • Salt: 1 t
  • Water: unto 1/4th C


  1. Make a thick batter with all the listed ingredients. Add mushrooms and leave to marinate for 20 minutes. Deep fry in hot oil and keep aside.

  2. Heat sesame oil in a pan and add green chilli. spring onions, ginger and peppers. Stir fry and add tomato paste, soya sauce, chilli sauce and 2 T water.

  3. Make a mixture of cornflour and 1 T water and add it to the pan. Add pepper and salt and cook for a few minutes. Add 1/2 C water and bring to a simmer.

  4. Mix in fried mushrooms and garnish with spring greens



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