Monday, September 9, 2013

Cantonese Sweet & Sour Mushroom IFC #1

In my previous post I had mentioned that I made these super delicious Sweet & Sour Mushroom and it vanished before me clicking pictures . I had taken only one picture . I will surely make this dish again and repost with new pictures ...

When I went to the Chinese market last time , fresh Oyster Mushrooms were available at a discounted price . I remembered my mom making Devil Mushrooms out of it .Devil Mushroom is similar to Sweet & Sour in making .As Sweet & Sour was one of the option given in this months Challenge in IFC ,  so i decided to make this super delicious Cantonese sweet and sour Mushroom with these fresh oyster mushrooms . 

I didn't adopt the exact recipe . I made some changes according to my taste and made it with a little gravy .

Prep Time :15 - 20 Minutes
Cooking Time : 10 Minutes
Recipe referred From :

For Frying :

Oyster Mushrooms - 1/2 kg  ( Clean the Mushrooms , just cut it into half )
APF - 1/ 4 Cup
Corn flour - 2 TBLSP
Salt  -1/4 TSP
Pepper - 1 TSP
Water - ( to make a semi thick batter )
Oil to fry

For the sauce:
Tomato Ketchup - 5 TBLSP
Chili Sauce - 4 TBLSP
Dark Brown Sugar - 1 TSP
Soy Sauce - 1 TBLSP
Water - 1/4 Cup
Chili Flakes - to the spices level

Vegetables: ( Dice the Vegetables into Cubes)

Red Onion - 1 Large
Capsicum - 1
Red Chili - 2
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 3 ( slice it )


How to make the Batter :

- Combine Corn flour , APF , Salt , Pepper Powder .
- Add water till it becomes a thick batter.

How to fry :

- Clean the mushrooms and cut it into half ( Do not chop it)
- In a heavy bottom pan , heat the oil .
- Once the oil is hot , Dip the mushroom in the prepared batter and fry it in the hot oil.
- When the mushrooms are fried into golden brown , take out from the oil .
- keep them in paper towel so that the excess oil can be absorbed.

Combining the Vegetables + Sauce + Fried Mushrooms  :

- Heat some oil in a pan , saute sliced garlic and dried red chilies till they cooked.
- Add red onions allow it to become golden brown.
- Add diced Tomatoes , once it get softer add the Capsicums , half cook it .
-Now add the ingredients under the sauces. Cook it till the Sauce becomes thick.( if you want some gravy in it do not let the sauce to become thick.)
- Lastly add the chili flakes.
- Now add the fried mushrooms . Give it a quick mix . ( If you want the mushrooms to be crispy do not let the mushrooms to soak in the gravy for along time ).
- Serve it hot .

Linking the event to food of the world - chinese


  1. thats an very delicious and yummy soup :)

  2. Delicious and tempting soup, perfect for the rainy weather we are going through now.

  3. Yummy, that looks very delish & inviting dear..

  4. Thank you for linking the recipe to my event

  5. I love the sweet and spicy mix in this sauce. Thanks for sharing it with us on food of the world. I don't see your email so please send me a note: and I will get back to you toward the end of next week about co-hosting Food of the World. So happy to have you join us.