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Mushroom Masala

mushroom Masala
Mushrooms in a creamy garlic gravy.  An easy, yet tasty and comparatively quicker recipe.

Button Mushrooms - 340 gms
Onion - 1 big
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Garlic - 5 big cloves
Dry Red Chillies (Byadagi) - 8
Cashews, Almonds - 5 each
Milk - 1/2 cup
Bay Leaf - 1
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala or any spice mix - 1/4 tsp (Optional)
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - few sprigs

How to make Indian Mushroom Masala:
  • Soak almonds and cashews in milk for about 20 minutes.  Use any nuts of your choice.
  • Wash the mushrooms well and pat them dry.  Cut them into bite sized pieces.  Roughly chop onions and tomatoes.  Finely chop cilantro.
  • Grind chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, red chillies to a smooth paste.  Add little water if required.  Save this onion tomato paste for later.  I have used Byadagi variety of red chillies for a nice red colour.  You can use chilli powder as well.
mushroom curry
  • Grind soaked almonds, cashews with the milk to a fine paste.  Keep it aside too.
  • Heat 1 - 2 tbsp oil in a pan and stir fry the mushrooms till they turn brown.  Save them for later.
  • In the same pan, add 1 tbsp oil and a bay leaf.  After few seconds, add the ground onion tomato paste.  Saute for about 5 minutes or till it thickens.  Now add sauteed mushrooms, salt, turmeric and cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Lastly, add almond cashew paste, garam masala and bring it to a boil.  Turn off the heat and add chopped cilantro.
Serve Easy Mushroom Masala with roti, naan or rice.


  1. nice reciepe ..cashews always add a delight to food!!

  2. Need to try this curry .... mushroom's r my fav :)

  3. I tried this recipe UMa today..its too good... trust me..everyone asked me how its made!!! thanks dear!

  4. I use mushrooms a lot in my cooking too-- apart from being delicious, they are a great meat substitute. Your curry looks amazing.
    I left a longish reply to your question on wool in my "Why am I a vegan?" post. Thanks for opening up a discussion an important topic.:)

  5. Thanks Vaishali for answering my query and hope to see you more..

  6. I tried this uma...and it turned yummy...I just added 3 chillies I m not fond of too spicy food...but it tasted fab...

    1. Thanks for trying my recipe and am glad you liked it.


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