Mushroom Tikka Recipe (Tawa/Oven) A Delightful Vegetarian Dish

The mushroom tikka recipe is a yummy, easy, and tasty recipe where you just need to marinate the mushrooms and then grill or bake the mushrooms in the oven. You can even use a tandoor or grill if you have these.

traditionally the tikka recipes are prepared in tandoor and hence it is mentioned as tandoori tikka recipes. however, in this recipe, the tikka is prepared on a tawa/grill which should have the same result, flavor, and taste.

Gram flour or besan is one of the main marinating ingredients along with ajwain or carom seeds. So the tikka does have the flavor of carom seeds. The rest of the spices and herbs together enhance the overall taste and flavor of this dish.

tikka recipes are always ideal party starters or entree appetizer recipes for any occasion. mushroom tikka is one such recipe.

I share many mushroom recipes, mushroom pulao, mushroom chilli

health benefits of mushroom tikka,

  1. Rich in nutrients: Mushrooms are a good source of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are low in calories and high in fiber, making them a great addition to a healthy diet.
  2. Boosts immunity: Mushrooms contain beta-glucans, which are complex sugars that can enhance the immune system. Regular consumption of mushrooms can help improve immunity and reduce the risk of infections.
  3. Good for heart health: Mushrooms are low in sodium and high in potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure and maintain heart health. They also contain beta-glucans and antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and prevent heart diseases.
  4. May prevent cancer: Mushrooms contain compounds such as polysaccharides and beta-glucans, which have been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Regular consumption of mushrooms may reduce the risk of certain types of cancers such as breast, colon, and prostate cancer.
  5. Low in fat: Mushroom tikka, when prepared without adding excessive amounts of oil or cream, can be a healthy and low-fat appetizer option. This makes it suitable for people who are trying to maintain a healthy weight or manage their cholesterol levels.
mushroom tikka
mushroom tikka


  • 200 to 250 grams of button mushrooms
  • ½ cup curd/yogurt (thick)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons besan (gram flour)
  • ½ tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste or crushed ginger-garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves 
  • few drops of lemon juice as required and lemon wedges to be served
  • chaat masala to sprinkle
  • salt to taste


  1. Rinse the mushrooms well in water.
  2. Drain and wipe them dry.
  3. Add the yogurt or curd to a mixing bowl.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste, besan, coriander powder, garam masala, red chili powder, chaat masala, and turmeric.
  5. Also add carom seeds, salt, and oil.
  6. Using a whisk, mix it all together. form a smooth and thick mixture.
  7. The marinade is now ready.
  8. Add the mushrooms to the marinade. Make sure to clean and pat dry them before adding them to the marinade.
  9. Toss to combine so that all mushrooms are well coated with the marinade.
  10. cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.

On tawa:

  1. after marination, insert the marinated mushroom into wooden skewers.
  2. further, roast it on a hot tawa.
  3. also spread a tsp of oil over the tikka.
  4. roast on medium flame and keep flipping.
  5. roast all sides finally, sprinkle some lemon juice, chaat masala, and coriander leaves on the mushroom tikka.
  6. serve mushroom tikka immediately.

In oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees c.
  • arrange the mushrooms on wooden skewers.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or till the mushrooms are cooked and tender and are browned.
  • If you want you can sprinkle or spray some oil on the mushrooms after 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and Sprinkle some lemon juice, chaat masala, and coriander leaves on the mushroom tikka.
  • Serve mushroom tikka hot or warm.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve this delicious Chicken Tikka along with Coriander Mint Chutney or Dahi Chutney with a side of some sliced onions and lemon wedges.

Serve mushroom tikka hot or warm with green chutney, rotis or naan, or even bread.I like to make a wrap by placing the tikka in a wrap along with garlic dip and sliced onion. You can also serve it on top of Saffron Rice or a Salad. Do not forget to sprinkle some lemon juice and chaat masala over it.


  • firstly, make sure to marinate at least 30 minutes or extend till overnight, for the perfect restaurant-style tikka taste.
  • Choose fresh and firm mushrooms for the best taste and texture.
  • If frying the mushroom tikka, then don’t add oil to the marination.
  • Usually, restaurants add red food color to give it a nice bright red color, but I won’t recommend it.
  • You can also use an air fryer or grill pan to cook the mushrooms if you don’t have access to a grill.
  • Do not add too much Garam Masala, as it might leave a bitter taste in the Tikkas.
  • Regular milk yogurt would work just fine for this recipe.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.


  1. Use different types of mushrooms such as portobello, shiitake, or oyster mushrooms for a variety of flavors and textures.
  2. Add vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, or zucchini to the skewers for a colorful and nutritious dish.
  3. Experiment with different marinades such as tandoori masala, soy sauce, or honey and mustard for a sweet and tangy flavor.
  4. Serve the mushroom tikka with different dips such as mint chutney, raita, or hummus for a unique twist.
  5. For a creamy and indulgent version, add paneer or tofu to the skewers and brush with a mixture of cream and spices before grilling or baking.


1 What is mushroom tikka?

Ans: Mushroom tikka is a vegetarian version of the popular Indian dish chicken tikka, made by marinating mushrooms in a spiced yogurt mixture and grilling or baking them until tender and slightly charred.

2 What kind of mushrooms are best for making mushroom tikka?

Ans: Firm and meaty mushrooms like button mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, or portobello mushrooms are ideal for making mushroom tikka as they hold their shape well during cooking and can absorb the flavors of the marinade.

3:How long should I marinate the mushrooms for mushroom tikka?

Ans: Marinating the mushrooms for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours allows them to absorb the flavors of the spiced yogurt mixture and enhances their flavor.

4:Can I make mushroom tikka without a grill?

Yes, you can make mushroom tikka in an oven or on a stovetop using a grill pan or skillet. Simply cook the mushrooms until tender and slightly charred.

5: Is mushroom tikka healthy?

Ans: It can be a healthy and nutritious dish as it is low in calories and fat and high in fiber, protein, and vitamins. However, the nutritional value can vary depending on the ingredients used and the portion size.

6: What can I serve with mushroom tikka?

Ans: It can be served with a variety of sides such as naan bread, rice, salad, or chutney. It can also be served as a vegetarian appetizer or as a side dish for a larger meal.

7: Can I make mushroom tikka ahead of time?

Yes, you can make mushroom tikka ahead of time and reheat it before serving. Simply store the cooked mushrooms in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days and reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.


Calories 539kcal
Fat 39g
Carbohydrates 40g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium 208mg

mushroom tikka

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