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June 17, 2019

Kalan Milagu Peratal / Mushroom Pepper Fry Recipe

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I learnt this kalan milagu peratal also known as kalan milagu varuval in Tamil from my neighbor friend  who is from Chettinad. Mushroom pepper fry is served as a side dish for rice. Mushroom, onion and fennel seeds are the major ingredients in it. Recent days I have been trying varieties of mushroom recipes asking my friends, referring cookbooks. I am glad to learn this simple and yummy recipe. It came out well. Sendhil is not a fan of mushroom. But he liked this curry because of pepper flavor. Personally I liked it with sambar rice and rasam rice. Friends do try this easy mushroom pepper fry recipe / kalan milagu varuval and share your feedback with me.

Do check out my other mushroom recipes too !

Kalan milagu varuval / Mushroom pepper fry recipe

Kalan milagu varuval / Mushroom pepper fry recipe

South Indian, Chettinad style mushroom pepper fry called as kalan milagu varuval in Tamil. Its a good side dish for rice.

Cuisine: Chettinad
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


  • Mushroom / Button mushroom - 15
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic cloves - 5 (-do-)
  • Pepper corns - 1 to 1.5 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  1. Wash and clean mushroom. Slice it and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  3. Saute onion, garlic till transparent. Add mushroom slices, salt and mix well.
  4. Cover cook in low flame by tossing it whenever needed.
  5. Coarsely crush the pepper + fennel seeds. Add to the cooked mushroom.
  6. Mix well and cook for a minute. Switch off the flame. Serve with rice !

  • Wash and clean the mushroom. Slice it and set aside. Slice onion thinly and keep aside.

    • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Add onion, garlic and saute till transparent.

    • Add sliced mushroom, required salt and mix well. Cover the kadai with a lid. Cook in low flame till mushroom is cooked.

    • Coarsely powder the fennel seeds and pepper corns together. After the mushroom is cooked, add this powder and mix gently. Let it cook in low flame for a minute. 

    • Switch off the flame and serve this mushroom pepper fry with sambar rice or rasam rice.


    • Adjust the quantity of pepper corns as per your spice level.
    • For variations, you can skip fennel seeds.
    • You can also saute one green chilli along with onion and adjust the quantity of pepper accordingly.
    Try this easy mushroom pepper fry recipe and enjoy with rice ! I served it with thakkali kuzuhambu.

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