Monday 10 October 2011

Mushroom and Peas Curry

I haven't really experimented much with mushrooms except for the mushroom fried rice that you can find in the blog. Reju has been asking me for a while to make a mushroom dish but it somehow never worked out. But yesterday when I went out shopping, I came upon some nice fresh mushrooms and thought I'll cook up a simple mushroom and peas curry. This recipe is from Sanjeev Kapoor's show, Khana Khazana. (I think he has it in his book too)

The dish is very basic, nothing complicated. So you now have one more dish to add on to your veggie recipe list! Hope you enjoy making it.


Mushroom - 200 gms
Peas - 1 cup
Big Onion (sliced fine) - 2 (big)
Cardamom - 4
Cinnamon - 1 (medium size piece)
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 tbsp each
Tomato (pureed) - 1 (big)
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Cashewnut - 15
Coriander leaves
Salt - to taste


Soak cashew in warm water for 10 minutes and grind it to a smooth paste with a little water and keep aside. Puree the tomato till smooth and keep aside.

Cut the mushroom into bite size pieces. Heat oil in a pan and add cardamom, cinnamon and onion and saut'e till onion turns golden brown. Add ginger & garlic paste and fry for a few minutes. Now throw in the spice powders and fry till raw smell disappears. Add the tomato puree and saut'e till oil separates.

Mix the cashew paste with 1 cup of water, add this to the curry and cook till it starts boiling. Once it starts boiling, add chopped mushrooms along with peas. Cook till veggies are done on a low flame. Add coriander leaves and stir well. Switch off the flame. And there you go, your Mushroom & Peas curry is ready to eat! Serve with chapathi/roti/Pulav.


1. The gravy tends to get thick after sometime, so make sure to adjust the quantity of water added into the curry.

2. You can also add more veggies (carrot, beans, cauliflower, or any veggie of your choice) to make it more wholesome and healthy.

Source: Sanjeev Kapoor, Khana Khazana

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