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tandoori mushroom

Tandoori Mushroom Tikka or Mushroom Tikka is one of the common dish we all probably would have seen in restaurants menu card under appetizers / Starters / Snacks section . This is basically a healthy and yummy snack in which button mushrooms along with few other assorted veggies are marinated in a masala and later grilled traditionally in a tandoor clay oven to get that smokey flavor .However at homes we can do Tandoori Mushroom using oven / tawa . If you have an OTG , grill it in griller / boiler mode …you will love the smokey flavor. So are you ready to make a note of Mushoom Tikka recipe .. Here you go…

mushroom tandoori


Smitha Kalluraya
Tandoori Mushroom or Mushroom Tikka Kabab is a healthy and protein rich tandoori recipe made from button mushrooms.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine north indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 15 small / medium sized Button mushrooms
  • 1 number capsicum
  • 1 number onion
  • 1 number tomato

For Marination :

  • 1/2 cup thick curd, ( Hung preferred )
  • 1 tbsp besan gram flour
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1/2 tsp red Chilly powder, taste
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice, (optional )
  • Salt, to taste


  • Clean , wash and dry mushrooms . Cut the stems and retain only top round part . Stems can be used for something else .
  • Cut large cubes of onion, capsicum and tomato. ( deseed capsicum and tomato )
    ingredients for mushroom tikka
  • Roast besan on medium flame till they are aromatic and raw smell goes.
  • Take all the ingredients listed under "marination" into a bowl.
    masala for tandoori vegetables
  • Throw mushrooms,capsicum,tomato and onion in the marination .
  • Mix the veggies in the marination such that they get well coated . Cover and keep it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hrs . You can keep for more time also . no problem
  • After the marination time is over you will see that the mushrooms would have left water . Don't worry .. if you want you can sprinkle little roasted gram flour or proceed as such .
  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 c in grill / broil mode .
  • Take wooden skewers and skew to it marinated mushrooms and veggies alternatively one by one. If you are using wooden skewers , soak it in water for 30 mins and then use else they will get burnt while grilling .
  • Place the skewers with veggies on the baking tray covered with aluminum foil .
  • Keep the tray in top rack and grill for 15-18 mins. In between once brush them with melted butter or oil and turn other side .
  • Tandoori Mushroom / Mushroom Tikka is ready .Serve it hot with Mint-Coriander Chutney ( Green Chutney ) , Some onion rings and a piece of lime.
    mushroom tikka kabab
  • mushroom tandoori


  • If you don't have oven.. you can grill the marinated veggies on tawa too . Roast them on tawa as individual pieces . Once they get crispy , prick them to tooth pick and serve with Green Chutney and onion rings.
  • You can omit adding gram flour in the marination step . Instead it can be added later . This will help in absorbing water that has come out after marination .
  • If you are using wooden skewers .. don't forget to soak them in water for sometime and then use. This will prevent the sticks from burning.

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