Friday, January 29, 2010

Mushroom Masala




Though we had a quiet start for the year, the days that followed geared us up with travel, shopping, festivals, alumni meets, weddings and the carpentry work at home that seems to be never ending; the repeated seasonal viral infections making the matters worse.

So back to my kitchen lab, with minimal stock of vegetables in the crisper, I resorted to make this all time favourite Mushroom masala served piping hot with a bowl of warm ghee rice.:)

Here we go..,

To Serve 4, you need;

A 200 gms pack of button mushrooms
2 Green chillies- slit lengthwise
1 tbsp oil
Fresh coriander leaves-to garnish
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
¼ tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Salt- to taste

To sauté and grind to a paste

3 medium,sliced thin or minced-big onions
2 tbsps oil
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1-2 tomatoes- cut into 8 pcs each



  • Slice onions and mushrooms separately.
  • Heat the 2 tbsp oil and sauté onions until golden brown in colour.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and the cut tomatoes. Sauté well till the raw smell disappears and the tomatoes turn pulpy.
  • Cool and grind this into a smooth paste adding very little water if needed. Keep aside.
  • Heat the 1 tbsp oil mentioned formerly. Add the sliced mushrooms and stir-fry till tender. Add green chilles, chilly powder, turmeric, pepper powder, garam masala and salt in that order. Do not burn the powders, just see to it they get heated up well and let not change their colours. 
  • Go to the next step immediately!
  • Add the ground paste and mix well adding a little water. Mushrooms let out water while cooking too.Simmer till mushrooms are cooked and the gravy reaches the right consistency.
  • Serve hot garnished with minced coriander leaves and fresh cream if you prefer.Mushroom masala goes best with any variety of Indian roti or Pulao.

51 comments:

  1. I am so so bookmarking this, mushroom is my hubbs favopurite veg and i too love it. Of course duahgter dear woudn't touch them.
    Gravy just looks so so good.

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  2. Bookmarked, luv mushrooms. Ur gravy looks spicy and creamy!

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  3. Wow my fav veggie..Looks so tempting and spicy...Yummmm

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  4. Looks totally tempting. Got to make it.

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  5. ur gravy looks so delicious...first time here..love ur recipes..u ve a wonderful blog...following u!

    Do drop by when u get time

    http://recipes-priya.blogspot.com/

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  6. Yummy and nice color too. Good to see you, better late than never! :))

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  7. Mushrooms are my favourite.. and usually make them as a curry or a briyani.. but this is so yummy i can eat it right from the picture :) Am happy ur back to bloggin'.. missed ya!!!

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  8. nice click and mushroom masala looks too good...

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  9. The mushroom masala looks very delicious, shall try this soon.

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh sometimes it becomes weird that we forget whether we cooked at home or not otherwise time is so leisure... Hope you are undergoing the first phase... The mushroom gravy looks very creamy and rich... I had some mushrooms sitting my crisper waiting to be made... Had something else in mind but this is so provoking...

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  11. Wow such a tempting and fabulous mushroom masala...prefect with rotis..

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  12. Wow Mushroom Masala Looks Enticing and sounds delicious...U have so many good recipes from all over the place..Gr8 Job..

    Njoy Blogging n Happy Cooking...

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  13. This recipe looks amazingly delicious! Thanks for sharing. I will give this a try.
    kitchen table

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  14. looks delicious..i made this too witha slightly different recipe..

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  15. wow!!!! that is an awesomely prepared, presented & captured prep.... I have saved it for my future mushroom encounters..... Loved every bit of it.... The color, texture.....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  16. oooh good one sis! love that gravy!

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  17. I am not a big fan of mushroom but want to use it often shall try this one looks very appealing, good pics

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  18. Oh dear this is sooo tempting and delicious! and great clicks too!!! Will definitely try this soon:)

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  19. Love the gravy perfet with rice or roti sounds delicious

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  20. mushroom masala looks so yumm..i always use mushrooms on pizza and wraps etc but never tried making sabzi out of it..

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  21. Looks good Bharathy,i still dont cook mushrooms,but like most of ppl here I love that gravy!

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  22. i am not too fond of mushrooms B, but that one sure is very tempting :) Will give it a try.

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  23. Absolutely mouthwatering curry...looks spicya nd nice:)

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  24. wow looks so rich and creamy...superb looking yet easy to make, would love it with rotis :)
    TC

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  25. wow.. looks mouthwatering.... this tells me that I should buy some mushrooms during my next visit to the supermarket... ;-)

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  26. its very good, i just made it, though i didnt make it that creamy... but the taste is superb!

    thanks for sharing.

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  27. Thank you Sandeep.
    Glad that you liked it :)..may be you made the gravy a little runny and missed out on a creamy one. Mushrooms taste best dunked in a creamy rich base! :)

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  28. Bharathy, after seeing this post, I started using my curry powder. I made this masala last week blogged about it.. thanks of the recipe!

    http://www.myspicykitchen.net/2011/01/27/mushroom-masala/

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  29. hey dear, made this curry yesterday. Turned out great! Thanks a lot :)

    Cheers
    Maria

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  30. You made my day, Maria :). Hugs!

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  31. Nice recipe... going to try now..

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  32. I was not a big fan of following other's recipes but this one blew my taste buds. It was so delicious when I made this masala... my wife loved it too (I cook when my wife is bored to cook everyday)!!! I liked the way you included all the nuances (like 'don't burn the powders') - short and sweet!

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  33. Readers like you make my day! Glad that you liked the curry and you the idea of giving your wife a break :)..Loving the word 'nuance'! short and sweet!! :)

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  34. Just tried it out and came out beautifully! Thanks

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    1. Thank you athira, glad you liked it :)

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  35. This had made my day! In fact, it woke me up because it looks so spicy! I love spicy food! I love it so much that I put chili on all my dishes! Thumbs up for your recipe!

    Mack Shepperson

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  36. tried this one... turned out lip smacking good! u hav a wonderful blog here. Thank You!!

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  37. Glad you liked it ammu..hope it wasnt too spicy! thank yooo :)

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  38. hi.. i just tried it now.. its superb!! thank u..

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  39. I have tried this... But not sure y did I get raw onion smell after the gravy is made though I fried onion very well..... This kind of grinder items never come out good for me :(

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  40. Thanks for the recipe. My family & I really enjoyed it and even my mushroom hating husband said it was very good. Now that's something I do not hear everyday :)

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  41. i tried dis yesterday
    but not come well. i have donot get the color of the. i really follow the correct method.

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    1. You would have followed the correct method, but to get the right colour, you need to use red chilly powder which has a nice deep red color. Again you need to saute the onions nicely till you get a dark brown colour ( to grind for the gravy base) this is imp for the perfect colour and flavour of the curry. This is winner/hit recipe which many had tried and got back to me saying perfect. I cant make out where you went wrong. Good luck next time!

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  42. I tried this recipe and it came out nice. Thanks

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  43. Thank you so much!!! It is almost like chicken curry, Recently i stopped eating non veg, this makes me to feel the non veg effict!!! Perfect.!!!

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    1. You know what? I had finalised this recipe after lots of trials to satisfy my non veg cravings ( my husband and kids are pure vegetarians) ;). Glad to know you liked it ,Prince. Thank you for the feed back.

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