Friday, June 4, 2010

Mushroom Kung Pao

Kung Pao chicken is an authentic Szechuan dish which can also be prepared with vegetables,mixed veggies, or shrimp. It is very popular and has a wonderful unique taste. Here I am trying the basic Kung Pao recipe with mushrooms. Mushrooms came out real tasty and juicy. I have not added peanuts, but instead added peanut paste. I know that you guys might be wondering why I named it Kung Pao without adding one of the  most important ingredient of Kung Pao which makes it unique-  crunchy peanuts :). But my family did enjoy the flavor and taste. This is very easy to make.

Mushroom- 20 medium sized
Onion - 1 medium
Bell pepper- 1 medium
Broth( Chicken or vegetable) - 1 cup
Vinegar- 1 tsp
Soya Sauce- 3 tsp
Dark Soya sauce- 1/2 tsp
Hoisin sauce- 1 tsp
Oyster sauce- 1/2 tsp
Chili garlic sauce- 1 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 1 tsp
Egg - 1
Peanut paste- 1 tsp
( or roasted peanuts- 1/2 cup)
Corn flour - 2 tsp
Corn starch- 1 tsp
peanut oil for frying 

Clean and cut mushrooms into desired shapes. Marinate it with one tsp of soya sauce, egg and two tsp of flour and blend well.
In a large bowl add in the broth, vinegar, soya sauce, hoisin,  oyster sauce, chili- garlic sauce, pepper powder,sugar and keep aside. Cut onions and bell pepper into cubes. 
Heat oil in a pan and fry mushrooms in batches and set aside. ( you can adopt the stir fry method also)
Stir fry onions and bell pepper( celery also can be used) and strain out and keep aside. In the same pan heat the broth mixture till it starts to boil. Drop in the onions, bell pepper, mushrooms and peanut paste.( if you are adding roasted peanuts add in this stage) Simmer for two minutes. Mix one tsp of corn starch with 1/3 cup of water. Pour in little by little and see whether the Kung Pao has attained the desired consistency. Serve warm.

Try this...

Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. My my this looks so yuMm :) Looks like a authenic chinese or asian dish :)

  2. Wow..looks delish Suja, really tempting!!

    Kairali sisters

  3. Oooh yum! Looks delicious. I use pretty much all those sauces you have mentioned so will have to give the kung pao a shot.

  4. wow suja looks too good, i had done kung pao with corn long time back but mine was different, will surely try your delicious version soon..

  5. tempting and yum dish suja..i m fav @panda..i make with chicken and lots of husband loves...

  6. WOW...that looks so drooling here..such a mouthwatering dish...lovely pics too...thanks for sharing this dear!

  7. Looks delicious and it has beautiful color dear....

  8. That is a nice recipe Suja, lovely pic, very tempting :)

  9. Thanks all for your sweet comments.
    Thanks Sushma..would love to try the recipe with corn..will check your blog dear.
    Sanyukta ..very true..yummy with chicken..tried veggies this time.
    Thanks all for stopping by:)

  10. wow.. its really tempting..

  11. Woww Suja, lipsmacking mushroom kung pao..beautiful dish is the link for yam pakodas..

  12. It looks so very tempting..Superb dish!! Nice pic..

  13. Wooow!! nice n delicious mushroom recipe dear looks colourful..

  14. This looks so so so yum! so tempting and nice click!

  15. Wowwwww!!!! what a tempting spicy delicious color.....making me to have it rgt away....really that color is very very nice and tempting...

  16. Hey Suja, this dish looks so appetising. I will surely try it. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments :)


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