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Mushroom Masala


I have always wanted my gravy to taste like the one in restaurants. But I have never got that. Finally, with this mushroom masala, I got both the smell and taste as i want it to be. I got this mushroom recipe from my sister. She is a good cook and shares a lot of good recipes with me. I have not used tomatoes in this gravy. But for other dishes, you can follow the same method and just add the tomato puree to it so that you will get the desired taste for your gravy. You can also shred some cheese over it if you want a rich and delicious gravy.


  • Mushroom – 220 g
  • Chopped onion – 2 cups
  • Garlic cloves – 4
  • Ginger – 1″
  • Green chillies – 2
  • Cashew nut paste – 3 tbsp
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Cloves – 2
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Chilly powder – 1 1/2 tsp (adjust to taste)
  • Garam masala – 3/4 tsp
  • Curd – 3/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves – a few
  • Oil/Ghee/Butter – 2 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Soak cashew nuts in water for 15 mins
  2. Boil 2 cups of water and add onions
  3. When the onions become soft, add garlic and chopped ginger. Remove from heat and keep it aside till it gets back to the normal temperature
  4. Now drain them and grind to a fine paste along with cashew nut (after draining)
  5. Heat oil/ghee/butter in a pan and add ground cardamom and cloves followed by bay leaf and saute for 2 minutes
  6. Add the onion paste to it and saute for 3 minutes
  7. In between, add cut mushrooms to boiling water and leave it for 3 minutes
  8. Drain and keep it aside
  9. Now add the red chilly powder, garam masala, salt, green chillies to the onion paste and combine them well. Leave it for 2 minutes
  10. Simmer the heat and add curd to it and mix thoroughly
  11. Keep on stirring at low heat for a minute and then add the mushrooms
  12. Cook for 5 more minutes and remove from heat
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves

mushroom masala

🙂 Serve hot with chappathis.


  1. Possibly my favorite vegan recipe is Chana Masala

    I may need to try your’s



  2. lovely!!mushroom is one of my anything made of this..looks good:)

  3. Never made like gravy the mushroom , sounds interesting and delicious too 🙂

  4. a nice recipe, I can substitute so many other veggies and paneer too…I also like that
    *restaurant* taste a LOT! thanks for your version.

  5. hey nithu many more happy returns of the day……
    Enjoy ur day..

  6. This sounds really good. I hate it when I can’t get that restaurant taste that I want but it’s wonderful when you finally get a recipe that works.

  7. I will make this tomorrow. My hubby loves mushroom masala. Hope I can make it as good as it looks and sounds

  8. hi today am going to try mushroom masala…..will give u feedback wish u happy valentines day…..n nice time

  9. when to add the curd?

  10. looks so good.. lemme try n see..

  11. thnks Nitu….fr t recipe….I luvd it….


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