Mushrooms cooked in a delicious, spicy, flavorsome gravy is mushroom curry. It is also known as mushroom masala or in the most common language, it is the mushroom sabji. The best part about this mushroom masala recipe is that it is absolutely lip-smacking and doesn’t call for any special ingredients. With the ingredients easily available in the pantry, mushroom curry can be prepared. It has a perfect balance of flavors and the taste is such that you will definitely end up eating more than your appetite.
Mushroom masala is prepared in an onion-tomato based gravy. It calls for a number of the whole as well as powdered spices. The whole spices have been dry roasted and ground to give a spice mix that bursts with flavors and aroma. Enough ginger, garlic, etc are added. It increases the oomph factor of the mushroom masala recipe. This mushroom curry recipe gives the feel of non-vegetarian food. It is high on flavors and spices. The consistency of the gravy is not too thick. It is a perfect mushroom gravy for rice. You can also serve it with paratha or simple chapati.
Mushrooms: I have used the fresh button mushrooms for this mushroom masala recipe. It is important to clean the mushrooms properly. The method of doing that has been well-explained in the recipe.
Onion-tomatoes-ginger-garlic-green chilies: These ingredients are required for this mushroom curry recipe. What is important is the ratio amongst these. It should not be disturbed. The given recipe is the best onion tomato-based recipe and should be followed till T for proper results.
Spices: Common whole spices such as cardamoms-black and green, cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorns have been used. As regards the powdered spices red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, and garam masala have been used.
The mushroom masala recipe calls for a few preparations.
First things first: Mushrooms should be properly washed and then cleaned as explained in the recipe.
The fresh ingredients are used in the paste form. However, it is important that onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic -green chilies are ground separately. As in separate paste of onions, of tomatoes and of ginger, garlic and green chilies. Do not combine garlic etc with onions.
Another preparation required is to make a spice mix using the whole spices. However, this is just my way of avoiding the whole spices in the gravy. If you like the bite of the spices, you can add these directly to the gravy.
As I already mentioned that mushroom masala has not got a very thick gravy. It is a great mushroom gravy for rice. So, serve it with rice and roti for a weekend dinner.
PREP TIME 15 minutes
COOK TIME 45 minutes
TOTAL TIME 60 minutes
Ginger-garlic-green chili paste:
How to prepare Mushroom Curry
How to make Mushroom Curry
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