Mushroom Masala

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Mushroom Masala

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: -2-3

Organic / natural mushrooms are available abundantly in the rainy season. But now, we even get ‘artificial’ mushrooms in most super bazaars and that can be used to prepare a variety of dishes. I am not sure if it makes any difference in taste or flavour by using the artificial ones, though fresh natural ones are always preferred. Using mushrooms to make a gravy-based side-dish, I present my version of mushroom masala.

What you need to have:

1. Fresh Chopped Mushrooms – 1 and 1/2 cups

                                                                       Fresh Mushrooms

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Tomato (Medium ) – 1

2. Chopped Onions – 1/2 Cup

3. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 Teaspoon

3. Garam masala powder – 1 Teaspoon

5. Chilli powder – 1 Teaspoon

6. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

7. Soaked Almonds – 8-10

                                                         Ingredients of Seasoning & Masala

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peel and chop mushroom into bite size pieces and keep it aside.

                                                                Chopped FreshMushrooms

2. Wash and chop onions fine, and tomatoes too. Soak and peel almonds and keep it aside as shown in the image -2.  Also peel garlic, ginger and prepare the paste as well.

3. Place a skillet with 4-5 teaspoons of cooking oil on medium flame. When hot, add chopped tomatoes into it and fry till mushy.

Chopped Tomato being fried in oil

4. When done, add chopped onions from step-1 to it and also add required quantity of salt to the dish. Keep frying till onions turn transparent.

Chopped onions being fried in the seasoning

5. When done add ginger-garlic paste to it and fry for a minute or two till the raw smell disappears.

Ginger-Garlic paste being fried in the seasoning

6. When done, add all the powders and peeled almonds from step-2 as well.  Fry the seasoning until you get a strong aroma.

All powders and peeled almonds being fried in seasoning

7. Cool the fried mixture and grind it in the mixer to a fine consistency.

Ground Wet Masala

8. Pour the ground wet masala in a wide skillet on medium flame and bring it to boil.

Ground wet masala being cooked

9. Finally add chopped mushrooms from step-2. Cook for about 10 minutes on low/medium flame until the masala thickens and mushroom is cooked.

Chopped Mushrooms being added to the masala

10. Ready to serve mushroom masala is as shown in the image below. Enjoy with roti or chapati or even as a lunch side dish with rice. Yummmmmm !!!!!

Ready to serve Mushroom Masala

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: -2-3

Good to remember:

1. Use fresh mushrooms for the dish.

2. Adding almonds to the masala helps to thicken the gravy and tastier – than with adding cashews.

3. One can even cook chopped mushroom separately and add it to the masala which would be one’s choice or even fry it and add it to the gravy.


5 thoughts on “Mushroom Masala

    Triveni said:
    January 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Looks yummy 🙂 Can you pls tell for how long should the almonds be soaked?

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 27, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      Hi Triveni,

      Soak Almonds for about an hour so that you can squeeze out the peal in seconds.

    Mushroom-Almond Rice « The Indian Food Court said:
    January 28, 2012 at 7:47 am

    […] that they have a divisive character – either you eat it or you hate it. I also have put up mushroom masala, and mushroom stir fry on this blog. Today’s one pot meal with mushrooms is an easy recipe […]

    samasthitha said:
    May 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    prathibha mam

    I simply loved this recipe and my husband doubly loved it. I made it extra spicy and added corriander leaves for garnishing and served it with ghee rice. It was finger licking good. thanks for the recipe.

      prathibalrao responded:
      May 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm

      Hi Samasthitha,

      Thanx a lot for uour feed back. I am very happy that you all liked the recipe and enjoyed the same. Once again thanx a lot for your feed back.

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