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Sauteed Mushrooms With Fennel Seeds

Flavor packed sauteed mushrooms with onions, fennel seeds, and black pepper. Ready in minutes, seriously Delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 459 kcal


  • 24 oz 680 gms Small Button Mushrooms (See Recipe Notes)
  • 125-150 grams about 1 cup heaped Small Pearl Onions (See Recipe Notes)
  • Juice of ½ Lemon small
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Saunf/Fennel Seeds
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2-3 Big Garlic Cloves
  • 2 teaspoon Pepper Powder/ Ground Black pepper
  • a pinch Haldi/Turmeric Powder/Ground Turmeric optional
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • Roasted Lemon slices optional

Equipment Required

  • A big saute pan
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups/spoons optional if you can eyeball the measurements
  • Mortar & Pestle
  • Small Bowl

To serve

  • Steamed rice



  • Wash and drain the mushrooms. If you want, you can quarter the mushrooms.
  • Peel pearl onions. Or, if you are using onions, peel and slice them thin.
  • Wash and peel ginger and garlic and crush using a mortar & pestle.
  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, tomato ketchup, turmeric powder and lemon juice.


  • Heat oil in the saute pan over heat.
  • Add fennel seeds. When they crackle, add the pearl onions and saute till they turn translucent. At this stage, add the crushed ginger and garlic and saute well.
  • When the pearl onions start to caramelize, add the soy sauce mix (that was made in the preparation step) and pepper powder and combine it well with the pearl onions.
  • Add the mushrooms and mix well to coat. Saute for a minute or two.
  • The mushrooms will start to release water and will acquire a shine. Saute for another 5-7 minutes till the mushrooms are cooked to desired level.
  • Add the curry leaves and saute for another minute.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.


1. If I find small button mushrooms, I use them as a whole. If the mushrooms are big, then you can quarter them before using in the recipe. [br]2. Time Saving Tip: You can quarter the mushrooms while the onions are being sauteed. [br]3. The pearl onions, add a slight sweetness to the dish. If you do not like the taste of caramelized pearl onions, use thinly sliced onions. [br]4. If the pearl onions are big, they might take longer to caramelize than the time indicated in the recipe.