Kodava Kummu Curry Recipe- Coorg Style Mushroom Curry

Give this lip smacking and yet super simply 15 minute Coorg Mushroom Curry a try! It's delicately flavoured with green, red chillies and black peppercorn. It makes a great side dish along with a bowl of hot ghee rice or even a malabar parotta.

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Kodava Kummu Curry Recipe- Coorg Style Mushroom Curry
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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.

Mushroom is a good source protein and it is filled with dietary fiber. It is also low in calories and will make an excellent diet for weight loss.

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. 

If you are looking for more Mushroom Recipes here are some : 

  1. Dhingri Matar Recipe (Mushrooms and Peas Spicy Curry)
  2. Peppery Mushroom Biryani Recipe
  3. Mushroom Pulav Recipe

Cuisine: Coorg
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

35 M


2 Servings


  • 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

How to make Kodava Kummu Curry Recipe- Coorg Style Mushroom Curry

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Add sliced onions and green chillies and saute till they soften. Add in chopped mushroom and keep sautéing until it leaves out moisture.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Turn off the heat and transfer the Kodava Kummu Curry to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  7. Serve the Kodava Kummu Curry Recipe- Spicy Mushroom Gravy along with Ghee Rice/ NeychoruParotta and a Moong Sprouts Usal for a wholesome weeknight lunch or dinner.