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Nov 5, 2009

Mushroom masala

I dont buy mushrooms regularly as I am not sure how to use them. The first time I bought them, I used them in a soup. And the second time, it was a simple curry which tasted quite good. Though I was not getting used to the idea of having them so frequently. But when I made it this time, I just fell in love with the mushrooms. I felt it was something just like paneer which I am so fond of. Infact it blended so well with the spices and tasted great with capsicum and peas.
This recipe is inspired from the Mushroom makhani recipe by vaishali of Holy cow who has a lovely collection of vegan recipes. Thanks for the recipe vaishalli.

mushroom masal
Ingredients-
White button mushrooms- 200gms(chopped)
Capsicums- 2 (chopped)
Peas- 1/2 cup
Onion- 1 big chopped fine
Ginger- 1" crushed
Garlic- 2 cloves crushed
Tomato- 1 big pureed
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Garam masala- 1tsp
kasuri methi- 1tsp
Cashew bits- about 8 soaked and grinded to fine paste
Salt to taste
Oil- 2-3 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Fennel seeds- 1tsp

Method-
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and fennel seeds followed by the onions, ginger and garlic and saute them till onion turns translucent. Then add the chopped mushrooms , capsicum and peas and saute for sometime. Add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder ,garam masala , kasuri methi and salt. Mix well . Now add the tomato puree and the cashew paste. Mix well and cook till the vegetables are tender and are coated well with the spices.
Serve hot along with rotis.


34 comments:

jayasree said...

I am yet to develop a liking to mushrooms. Going by your verdict, I think I can give a try sometime.

Happy cook said...

Mushroom is my hubbs favourite vegg, but i tend to use them in western dishes. Love the way you have used indian spices with mushroom.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Me too same,I rarely buy and try something new and this one as it looks different,sure going to taste different and good too!Thanks for bringing to eyes!

shanthi said...

Lovely masala , thick and creamy

Priya said...

Such a droolworthy masala, sounds prefect with rotis Sowmya..

jeyashrisuresh said...

even me too never tried mushrooms other than making soup.Will give a try soon.

Suparna said...

Hi sowmya,
Mushrooms have always been one of my fav. but my hubby dislikes it to the core :( I have it only when we dine outside :)
I feel tempted each time I see wonderful recipes like urs :)
Enjoy sweetie
TC

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love mushrooms - this looks yum!

Sanghi said...

Wow.. yummy masala dear. picture looks inviting!

Preeti Kashyap said...

wow...i remember vaishali's post...yumm it is! Nice pic!

lata raja said...

I'm not also very mushroom liking type but have a daughter who smacks her lips at the thought of them. So will try this for her some day! Your picture is awesomely alluring.

Lavi said...

Even iam getting used to mushroom sowmi. Masala Looks Yummy.

Tina said...

Sounds great...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so delicious.

Springbird said...

Thanks for visitng my blog and leaving a note,I appreciate it.Ur blog is wonderful, love the mushroom gravy looks perfect.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Love that creamy mushroom masala. Nice recipe dear.

DEESHA said...

lovely mushroom masala

Cham said...

Many veg people hate mushr including my husb! Because of chewy texture, I love this veggie in any form :) delicious curry.

Vaishali said...

Sowmya, Thanks for your kind words. Your mushroom masala looks fantastic-- so happy you liked the recipe, and that it made you like mushrooms. They are among my favorite veggies to add to spicy dish. :)

Preety said...

i use mushrooms only as a pizza topping but never tried sabzi out of it..sounds good though

chakhlere said...

That looks so yummy!! Perfect side dish on a cold day with hot rotis. Yummyyyyyyyyy!!

Ramya Bala said...

i have tried similar recipe except for the cashew paste..looks wonderful sowmya :)

Rohini said...

I am sucker for Mushrooms and the gravy looks too tempting to miss out!! Keep it going gal! :)

vidhas said...

Sounds Yum! sowmya, mushrooms are our favourite. Tempting picture.

lata raja said...

Thanks Sowmya for the mail. Have edited my post. I see you have used sugar lesser than mine. But my halwa was not on the too sweet side also.Wonder why!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Lovely dish to go with chappati or roti.

Sireesha said...

LOVELY AND INVITING MASALA :)

notyet100 said...

I like the new looks of ur blog,looks so organised,..;-)a nd the curry looks yum,..

Padhu said...

I have never cooked mushrooms.Yours look delicious .New comer here.Do visit http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Valarmathi said...

Looks yummy and tempting.

Spice said...

Oh... we love mushrooms....it's kind of staple in my fridge.....but DD doesn't like it....but i can't live without it....your's look very tempting.

Varunavi said...

Looks wonderful

Sush said...

great looking curry Sowmya

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Looks rich and creamy, sure to taste delicious!

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