Kodava Kummu Curry Recipe- Coorg Style Mushroom Curry

Kodava Kummu Curry Recipe- Spicy Mushroom Gravy is an authentic recipe that hails from kodava district which is a part of Coorg. Mushrooms are locally known as kummu in their local language. The curry is made with ground coconut, jeera seeds and garlic that is simmered with sautéed onions and tomatoes.  Button mushrooms, Green Chillies, Dry Red Chillies, Whole Black Peppercorns, Onion, Tomatoes, Curry leaves, Coriander (Dhania) Seeds, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Salt, Oil, Fresh coconut, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Garlic   500 grams Button mushrooms , chopped 2 Green Chillies , chopped 2 Dry Red Chillies 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , coarsely pounded 2 Onion , thinly sliced 2 Tomatoes , chopped 1 sprig Curry leaves 2 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) Salt , to taste Oil To Grind 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 6 cloves Garlic     10   25     To begin making the Kodava Kummu Curry Recipe chop all the ingredients and keep it ready. Grind fresh coconut, jeera seeds and garlic. Add little water and grind it into a smooth paste. Keep this aside.Heat a kadai with oil, add in curry leaves and allow it to sparkle for few seconds, add in dry red chillies and peppercorns and allow them to sizzle for few seconds.Add sliced onions and green chillies and saute till they soften. Add in chopped mushroom and keep sautéing until it leaves out moisture.Add in the ground paste and saute till the paste is cooked well. Add chopped tomatoes and sprinkle all the spice powders like coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste.Pour about 1/2 cup water and allow the Kummu Curry/ Coorg Mushroom Curry to simmer for about 5 minutes. Once done, check the salt and seasonings and adjust according to taste.Turn off the heat and transfer the Kodava Kummu Curry to a serving bowl and serve hot.Serve the Kodava Kummu Curry Recipe- Spicy Mushroom Gravy along with Ghee Rice/ Neychoru, Parotta and a Moong Sprouts Usal for a wholesome weeknight lunch or dinner.