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Tikka mushrooms

Tikka mushrooms - juicy roasted mushrooms in an easy tikka marinade.

This might sound a bit strange, but having a food blog, I often cook things that I’m not sure I’ll like. If I only ever cooked things I knew I’d love, this blog would soon turn into a macaroni cheese fest.

(which sounds amazing, by the way)

These tikka mushrooms were one of the recipes that I wasn’t entirely sure about. The mushrooms are marinated in yogurt and plenty of spice, and then roasted… and, roasted yogurt? Yeah, that sounds pretty terrible.

But! It works! It works so, so well! The yogurt almost goes slightly crispy round the edges (I know, crispy yogurt sounds about as appetising as roasted yogurt, but bear with me), and the juicy mushrooms go perfectly with the Indian spices.

Tikka mushrooms - juicy roasted mushrooms in an easy tikka marinade.

Now – are these tikka mushrooms authentic? Almost certainly not – unless I’ve become a master of Indian cooking overnight with absolutely no effort (which I think is probably fairly unlikely). But, what they are is a really easy recipe that can be made with only a few minutes of effort. Just leave the mushrooms to marinate for a little while, then stick them in the oven, and you’re done.

My favourite thing about these tikka mushrooms is how versatile they are! As you can see, I served them for lunch with some salad and a suitably inauthentic pitta bread (naan would have been much better). But, they’d also be great as a canapé (on cocktail sticks, of course), or as a side dish alongside an Indian curry feast. I used big mushrooms and chopped them into chunks, but using some little button mushrooms whole would be good too.

Feel free to adjust the spices depending on your personal preferences, by the way. Add more chilli powder if you like things really hot, or less if you’d prefer a milder flavour. Oh, and I would definitely recommend doubling or tripling the recipe. As written, it will only serve one (or two if you’re a bit stingy), and believe me you’ll be wishing you made more.

Tikka mushrooms - juicy roasted mushrooms in an easy tikka marinade.

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5 from 1 vote

Tikka mushrooms

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Light lunch
Servings: 1 -2
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt heaped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 300 g mushrooms ~ 5 medium, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander cilantro, chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine the yogurt with the oil, lemon juice and spices. Season generously and mix well.
  • Add the diced mushrooms, and mix until they’re completely coated in the yogurt mixture. Leave to marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 180°C (Gas Mark 4 / 350°F).
  • Lightly grease a baking tray, and spread the mushrooms out in a single layer. Roast for around 25 minutes, until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Serve warm with the fresh coriander.

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Saturday 2nd of November 2019

Wonderful! I just made this as a quick appetizer and served it with some pappadums and both my hubby and I wish I had made more. I admit I used a hot chili powder and it was wow! Thanks for this tasty recipe. Greetings from Jimena de la Frontera Cadiz Spain

Becca @ Easy Cheesy Vegetarian

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

Awesome! I bet these are great scooped up on some poppadoms. Glad you enjoyed them :)

Shilpa Malhotra

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

I love mushrooms very much. You’re killin’ me today. I absolutely love mushrooms so will have to try to make these.


Saturday 26th of September 2015

Just made them, they were pretty good but the turmeric flavor was a bit overpowering and it seemed a lot drier than yours?

Other than that, they were delicious with Indian flat breads and onions, i love my mushrooms! :)

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Sunday 27th of September 2015

Feel free to adjust to taste next time! Glad you enjoyed them :)


Saturday 18th of July 2015

Sounds delicious! Love the idea of using mushrooms instead of meat :D

Jack Lira

Thursday 16th of April 2015

Made these with out the chili powder, so good. Now I want to do a big mix with tofu, potato, and cauliflower as well as the mushrooms.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Thursday 16th of April 2015

Yay really pleased that you enjoyed them Jack! You could definitely use the same marinade on all sorts of things :)