Manitaria Krasata – Mushrooms in Wine

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I made manitaria krasata – that’s mushrooms in wine in English for my Greek Cypriot Meze. Super simple to make. You can use any kind of mushrooms you like, but I used button mushrooms. You need red wine – so open a bottle of that to eat with your meal and spare some for the fungi – or buy a small bottle to cook with (it’s what I do as not fond of red wine to drink) and some coriander seeds.


Manitaria Krasata - Mushrooms in Wine

Manitaria Krasata - Mushrooms in Wine

Yield: 6


  • 300g mushrooms
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • red wine
  • salt and pepper


  1. Clean the mushrooms and depending on their size, keep them whole, halve or quarter them.
  2. Heat some olive oil in a pan and throw in the mushrooms and fry them for a few minutes until they start to brown.
  3. Add the crushed coriander seeds.
  4. Pour a good glug of olive to cover the mushrooms and reduce to simmer.
  5. When the liquid has reduced they are ready to serve. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve hot as part of a meze.

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