Mushroom Masala

Mushroom Masala

Make yummy mushroom masala that's sweet, spicy and tangy all in one bite! The ground cashews take this dish to a whole new level by adding richness to this dish.


1 lb mushrooms, cleaned & quartered
1 medium onion, minced
2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 big tomato
5-6 soaked cashew nuts
1 inch cinnamon
2 cloves
2 cardamoms
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masasla (optional)
1 tea spoon sugar
1 table spoon oil

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 20 mins


Soak cashews for 2-3 hours. To fasten the process soak in boiling hot water for 30 mins.

Quarter mushrooms. Mushrooms shrink on cooking so keep them bigger in size.

Grind each tomatoes into fine puree and keep aside.

Grind soaked cashews into a smooth paste using very little water, just enough to grind cashews.

Finely chop onion.

Fry cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and make a powder of all these by crushing them. I use garam masala powder sometimes instead of the spices. It turns out awesome.

Preparation Method:

Heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped onion and fry it until it browns. Thats when they become sweet.

When they are almost brown, add ginger garlic paste and saute.

When oil separates from the onions(floats above the mix), add ground tomato puree.

When the oil separates from the tomato and onion mix, add coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric, ground spice powder or garam masala, salt and ground cashew nuts and mix well.

Allow them to cook for a minute or two. Taste and adjust flavours. Add a tea spoon of sugar if the tomatoes are too tangy.

When the mixture reduces a little, add mushrooms and saute.

Reduce flame and cook closed for 10-15 minutes or until mushrooms are done. Add little water if required but make sure you need water because mushrooms give out their water content when cooked closed.

Saute in between to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.

Serve hot with chapathi or any indian bread.

P.S: Add sliced capsicums if you like for crunch and to make the dish more healthy. You can add them along with mushrooms so that they cook through or add in the end to retain a little crunch.

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Tags: Mushrooms, spicy side dish, vegetarian, chapathi side dish, Indian dish, high protein recipe.