Chaatu Rai


Delicious and healthy, Chaatu Rai is a staple in the state of Odisha. Mushroom, mustard paste, turmeric powder, tomato, etc. are the key ingredients needed to make this dish. The fungus used to make Chaatu Rai is packed with nutrients, including iron and selenium. Cancer is attacked, blood sugar is regulated, gout is mitigated, and cardiovascular health is maintained. The mushroom also helps strengthen the body’s defenses. Due to the many health benefits of mushrooms, this meal is popular all over India. Chaatu Rai requires few ingredients and may be cooked at home.



500 gms – Locally grown Mushrooms
1 – Large Potato cut into small cubes
2 tbsps – Mustard Oil
1- Large Toamtoes finely chopped
1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp- Red chilli powder
1/4tsp – Panch Phutan
Salt – To taste
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
For mustard Paste:
2 tbsps – Black mustard seed
4 to 5 – Green chilies
4-5 pods – Garlic



Prepare the mushrooms by cleaning them and shredding them. Put away. Remove the skin from the potato and dice it up.

Black mustard seeds, garlic cloves, and green chili peppers should be soaked for 30 minutes. Add some water and grind it into a thick paste.

Fry the potato slices in 2 tablespoons of oil until they are almost golden brown and cooked through. Put away. Keep warm until ready to serve, then sauté the mushrooms.

Panch Phutan should be added to the same pan as the tomatoes and chilies, and after they begin to crackle, the tomatoes and chilies should be added as well. Reserve for use. Next, toss in some fungi. Stir-fry for two minutes over high heat.

Fry for an additional 2 minutes before adding the potatoes, turmeric powder, and red chili powder.

Mustard paste should be added at a lower temperature. Continue to cook for two more minutes. The water and salt should be added. The situation needs to boil. Let it stay in the oven for another 5 minutes.



Place on a serving dish, top with coriander leaves, and accompany with a side of white rice.

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