Mushroom Masala Recipe

Punjabi Mushroom Masala Recipe – EASY curry recipe where white button mushrooms are simmered in spicy, slightly creamy onion tomato gravy.

Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

This gravy has usual Punjabi flavors. As you can see it is made from onion, tomato and few basic spices just like any other north indian gravy dish.

To make it slightly creamy, I have added cashew paste. So this is the Vegan mushroom dish.

Instead of cashew paste you can add heavy cream or half and half. Or you can skip this entirely to make it on healthier side. Either way it tastes good.

At home we prefer with plain paratha. But this can be served with rice or pulao too.

Check out more mushroom recipes
Mushroom curry // Palak mushroom // Matar mushroom // Kadai mushroom masala  // Mushroom fried rice


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1) Start by soaking the cashew nuts in the warm water for 15 minutes. Meanwhile prep rest of the ingredients and chop the veggies.

2) After the soaking time, make the smooth paste out of it and remove it to the same bowl. In the same grinder puree the tomatoes.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

3) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add whole spices (cloves, cinnamon stick, green cardamom and bay leaf). Saute for 30-40 seconds or till you get the nice aroma of the spices.

4) Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

5) Add chopped onions and sprinkle little salt. Mix well.

6) Cook them till onions get soft and light pink in color.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

7) Then add ginger paste and garlic paste.

8) Mix and cook for 40-60 seconds or till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes away.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

9) Now add pureed tomatoes.

10) Also add slit green chili and mix.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

11) Let it simmer. If it splutters a lot then partially cover with the lid and continue cooking. Once it stops spluttering you can cook uncovered. Do stir occasionally.

12) Cook till all the moisture evaporates and it becomes like a thick paste. Oil may starts to ooze out from the sides.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

13) Now add remaining salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chili powder.

14) Mix and cook for a minute.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

15) Now add chopped mushrooms.

16) Mix well and cook for a minute.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

17) Now add water to make gravy consistency. Add little less water as mushrooms will leave their own water.

18) Mix properly.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

19) Cover with the lid and continue cooking.

20) Cook till mushrooms are soft and tender. It took me around 10 minutes. Do stir once or twice in between.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

21) Now add cashew paste.

22) Mix well and bring it to a simmer.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

23) Then add garam masala and kasoori methi.

24) Mix well and cook for a minute. Then turn off the stove.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

25) Lastly sprinkle chopped coriander leaves

26) Mix well and it is ready to serve.
Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

Serving suggestion: Serve this Punjabi mushroom masala with roti, paratha, naan or lachha paratha. It goes well with plain steamed rice or mild flavored pulao e.g. matar pulao

Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)

Mushroom Masala Recipe (How to make Punjabi Mushroom Masala Curry)
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Punjabi Mushroom Masala Recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)

Course Main Course
Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For cashew paste:

  • 6-7 Cashew nuts
  • ¼ cup Water Warm,

Ingredients for mushroom masala:

  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Cloves
  • ½ inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds
  • ½ cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 2 small Tomato or 1 cup pureed
  • 1 Green chili slit
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin powder
  • ½-1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 130 grams or 2 cups Mushrooms I have used white button mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ - ¾ cup Water
  • ½ teaspoon Kasoori methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Soak the cashew nuts in the warm water for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile prep rest of the ingredients and chop the veggies.
  3. After the soaking time, make the smooth paste out of it and remove it to the same bowl.
  4. In the same grinder puree the tomatoes and keep it aside.

Making mushroom masala recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add whole spices (cloves, cinnamon stick, green cardamom and bay leaf). Saute for 30-40 seconds or till you get the nice aroma of the spices.
  3. Then add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  4. Add chopped onions and sprinkle little salt. Mix well. Cook them till onions get soft and light pink in color.
  5. Then add ginger paste and garlic paste. Mix and cook for 40-60 seconds or till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes away.
  6. Now add pureed tomatoes and slit green chili.
  7. Let it simmer. If it splutters a lot then partially cover with the lid and continue cooking. Once it stops spluttering you can cook uncovered. Do stir occasionally.
  8. Cook till all the moisture evaporates and it becomes like a thick paste.
  9. Now add remaining salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chili powder. Mix and cook for a minute.
  10. Now add chopped mushrooms. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  11. Now add water to make gravy consistency. Add little less water as mushrooms will leave their own water. Mix properly.

  12. Cover with the lid and continue cooking.
  13. Cook till mushrooms are soft and tender. It took me around 10 minutes. Do stir once or twice in between.
  14. Now mix in cashew paste and bring it to a simmer.
  15. Then add garam masala and kasoori methi. Mix well and cook for a minute. Then turn off the stove.
  16. Lastly sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve.

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