If you haven't tried using your air fryer to make spicy air fried mushrooms then you need to! This recipe is so easy to make and can be a delicious side dish or a filling for wraps, baked potatoes or omelettes.
There are so many ways you can use an air fryer and these spicy mushrooms are just delicious cooked in the air fryer. Of course, if you don't have an air fryer, you can bake them in the oven or stir fry them.
The Indian spices on them make them really tasty and perfect as a side for an Indian meal. Why not air fry these mushooms as part of a homemade fakeaway meal along with my chicken tikka masala? Or wrap them up in one of my nigella seed flatbreads? They really are super versatile!
Ingredient notes for air fried mushrooms
Do check out the full recipe card further down the post for the full instructions
But, basically to make this dish you'll need:
- Mushrooms - I've used white closed up mushrooms, cut into quarters. But, feel free to use any mushooms. This recipe also works with chestnut mushrooms and you can use larger portobello mushrooms too, just cut them up into more pieces. You can even use button mushrooms - just keep them whole.
- Spices - I used a mixture of mild Kashmiri chilli powder, cumin, coriander, garlic powder and salt. If you don't have Kashmiri chilli powder, just use a different chilli powder such as cayenne pepper.
- Oil - I used olive oil this time but any vegetable cooking oil would work for this recipe.
How to make spicy air fried mushrooms
These mushrooms are so easy to make. Just clean them well first. I usually wash them and dry them well but you can just brush any dirt off.
Cut the mushooms up so the pieces are bite-sized. If you are using button mushrooms you can keep them whole. Stir the spices and oil into the mushrooms.
Put the mushrooms into the air fryer and air fry for 8 minutes at 185°C. Just be aware that different air fryers can vary so you may need to cook your mushrooms for slightly longer.
Can you adapt the recipe?
Yes of course! Feel free to vary the spices. If you want the mushrooms to be hotter, add more chilli powder. Less hot, use less chilli powder or miss it out altogether.
If you're not here for the spices but just want to know how to air fry mushrooms then go ahead and air fry them just with a little oil and no spices at all!
If you don't have garlic powder then you can use garlic puree instead.
How to serve these air fried mushrooms
There are so many ways to serve these air fried mushrooms. How about trying one of these:
- Serve them as a side dish alongside other Indian inspired dishes.
- Put them in a wrap with yogurt, chutney and some salad.
- Put them on a naan pizza
- Use them as an omelette filling
- Add them to a salad
What air fryer is best to use?
You can use any kind of air fryer to make these spicy mushrooms. I have tried out a few air fryers over the last few years and my current favourite is the Cosori Dual Blaze 6.4 litre air fryer.
There's no need to preheat it and it heats from the top and the bottom so there's no need to flip food any more either. Plus, it's large enough for a family of 4, which for me is really important!
Spicy Air Fried Mushrooms
- 200 g Mushrooms
- 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Clean the mushrooms well. If they are not dirty you can just brush off any dirt but if you prefer, wash and dry them well instead.
- Cut the mushrooms up into bite sized pieces. Button mushrooms can be kept whole.
- Put the mushrooms in a bowl and stir the spices and oil into them.
- Put the mushrooms into the air fryer and cook for 8 minutes on 185℃. Depending on your air fryer you may need to give them an extra minute or two.
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