Mushroom Masala Recipe

Mushrooms had been my favourite since many many years. Rich in proteins and a very low calorie food, it finds the top place in my cooking or restaurant order dish. In India their are not many dishes in which mushroom is used. Few of the famous mushroom recipes in India are Mushroom Masala (which we’ll discuss here), mushroom mumtaz (cooked in cashew nut gravy), mushroom pulav (rice dish), Tandoori Mushroom (grilled version), Mutter Mushroom (cooked with peas), Mushroom do pyaza (cooked with capsicum and onion) to name a few.

Though mushroom is a vegetarian dish, but it is commonly known to be the meat of the vegetarian world. The most common form I.e. the button mushroom is one of the safest to eat as it is grown in controlled and sterilised environment. It is fleshy and is a macro-fungi. A number of mushroom species are poisonous and consuming them can be fatal. Hence, only the mushrooms that are known to be edible should be used for cooking and eating.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 200 gms Button mushroom, Chopped length wise
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, Finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger, Finely chopped
  • 3 medium Onion, Finely sliced, very thin
  • 3 medium Tomato, Finely sliced, very thin
  • 1 or 2 Green chilly, Slit length wise
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala or curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder, Optional
  • As per your taste Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil, Any cooking oil
  • For garnish Coriander leaves, Chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 4 Peppercorns
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamoms, Open from tip
  • 1 stick Cinnamon
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Get ready to create an aromatic, flavoury, savoury dish

  1. Turn on the flame and place your pan on it
  2. Put oil in the pan. Now add cumin seeds, bay leaf, pepper corn, cloves, cinnamon, cardamon to the oil
  3. As they begin to splutter and sizzle add garlic and ginger
  4. When the garlic changes its colour add onions. Sauté onions till they become golden brown and start sweating. Stir regularly to avoid burning
  5. Now add all the spices; turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala/curry powder and keep stirring for a few seconds. Use your smell sensory to understand the uncooked to cooked version of each ingredient.
  6. After a few second or a minute add the chopped tomatoes. Keep stirring till tomatoes become pulpy and reduce in quantity
  7. Add chopped mushrooms and salt and cook for a few minutes till mushrooms are cooked and soft
  8. Add little water (approx 1 cup) to get the right consistency. Cook for a few minutes
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve

Tips

  1. After adding spices add a tablespoon of cream and keep stirring for a few minute
  2. The more you sauté onions, then onion and spices, then with tomato the yummier the food will be

Accompaniments

Goes best with Indian bread (roti) or rice

To make 4 rotis mix(knead) 1 cup of whole wheat flour with water to form a soft dough. Now break them into 4 equal parts. Using a rolling pin flatten each part in thin round shapes. Heat a flat griddle and place the flatbread. As it changes colour, flip to the other side. When the changes side starts to puff a little using your tongs flip the side and place flatbread on flame till roti is totally puffed. If you’re using a hot plate with the help of paper towel press roti on flipped side to puff it. Enjoy you dish with roti now

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