The flavours of Thailand electrify your tastebuds, and when combined with the unmistakable umami richness of fresh mushrooms, simply can’t be beat. This sensational Thai Mushroom Chutney is usually eaten with fresh veggies for dipping, but it’s gorgeous with everything from braai meat to a simple roast chicken. #chutney #umami #Thai #braai #chickendinner


Thai Mushroom Chutney

Serves 2


200g white button mushrooms

2-3 green chilies

4 cloves garlic

4 shallots

1tbsp fish sauce

½tsp sugar

1tbsp lime juice

coriander leaves for garnishing


1 Roast mushrooms and chillies in a preheated 220°C oven for 5 minutes. Reserve the juice from the baking. Mince mushrooms and chillies with a knife, transfer to the mixing bowls and coarsely mash them with a wooden spoon.

2 Grill shallots and garlic in the oven at 250°C for 5 minutes. Grind shallots and garlic to a rough paste and add to the mushroom mixture.

3 Add juice from the baking, fish sauce, sugar and lime juice. Mix well and adjust the seasoning as you like. Sprinkle with coriander and serve.