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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mushroom Masala-Mushroom Gravy-Mushroom Recipes

Button Mushroom is one of my favorite mushrooms and I prepare a variety of dishes with it. Mushrooms contain 80-90 percent of water and are very low in calories. They are good source of minerals and are high in anti-oxidants. Research studies show that consuming white button mushrooms can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. It also helps to boost our immune system. As mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrients, we include them on a regular basis. Today we will learn how to make restaurant style Mushroom masala curry (South Indian style, vegetarian recipe) following this easy recipe.

Mushroom Masala (Step by step recipe)

Prep time - Under 10 mins
Cook time - Under 30 mins
Serves - 2-3

Ingredients needed

Button mushrooms - 200 grams
Onion - 1 cup
Tomato - 3/4 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder -1 tbsp (mine is not hot)
Coriander powder - 2 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Coconut paste - 3 tbsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing

For the seasoning

Oil - 4 tbsp
Whole Garam masala - 2 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 marathi moggu.
(If you want it very spicy, you can dry roast the spices, powder it and add after heating the oil. In that case. skip the garam masala) I did not powder it but used the whole spices for seasoning.


Wash and clean the mushrooms well and chop it into big pieces.
Finely chop onions and tomatoes.


Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon, marathi moggu, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions and curry leaves.

Saute onions till it becomes brown.This step is important. Do not add tomatoes without browning the onions.

Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes. Add tomatoes and cook till tomatoes become mushy.

Add the chopped mushrooms, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt needed and cook for a few minutes.

Then add a cup of water and cook till the mushrooms are soft.

Finally add coconut paste, simmer and cook for another 6-7 minutes.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Note-The consistency of the gravy can be adjusted according to individual preferences.This is a fantastic side dish for flavored rice, pulao, chapati, poori and naan.

Enjoy preparing a variety of Vegetarian Mushroom Recipes ranging from Biryani to mushroom pepper fry to kurma.

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