Recipes

Mushroom Masala

Hello everyone,

Hope you all started your weekend very happily πŸ™‚

Today I want to post Mushroom masala, this is very tasty and goes well with basmati rice/ roti/ naan/ tortilla/ stuffed between bread and have it as a sandwich.

This masala uses cashew paste. We can substitute the cashew paste with heavy cream or half and half or milk or almond paste.

Let’s move on to the recipe..

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Serve : 2 -3

Ingredients:

Mushroom – 14-15 nos

Capsicum – 1 small chopped

Onion – 1 chopped (We going to grind the onion, cut it into big pieces)

Tomato – I used cherry tomatoes

Green chilli – 1 (Optional)

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tablespoon

Milk – 1 -2 tablespoon

Whole cashew – 7-8

Oil – 1 tablespoon or more

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Chilli powder –Β  1 teaspoon or as needed

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon or as needed

Garam masala powder – 1 1/2 teaspoon or as needed

Coriander leaves – Chopped for garnish

Salt – as per taste

Optional ingredients :

Heavy cream / half and half – substitute for cashew paste

soak almonds in milk and make it into paste – Instead of cashew

Method :

Prepare all your ingredients. Chop onions, tomato and soak the cashew/almond in water for few minutes.

Before start making the masala. Steam the mushroom until it become soft (This is totally optional step) Discard the water after steaming.

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Heat wok / kadai with oil, add chopped onion and saute until translucent.

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Add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell goes.

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Then add chopped tomatoes (I used cherry tomatoes) along with green chilli if using. Tomato paste can also be used. Saute until soft.

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Let the mixture cools completely and grind it into smooth paste with little water if needed.

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Meanwhile grind the soaked cashew along with milk into smooth paste.

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Heat oil in a wok, add cumin seeds let it crack.

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Then add the ground masala and cook until oil separate on top.

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Oil starts to separate on the top.

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At this time add turmeric powder, Chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder.

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Mix the masala well on the medium flame.

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Now add the cashew paste / Almond paste / heavy cream / half and half slowly and mix everything well. Cook in the medium flame, because masala will be boiling don’t burn yourself.

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After 1 -2 minutes add the steamed mushroom and give a stir for few minutes.

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No need to add any water, the mushroom oozes out some water while cooking.

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Lastly add the chopped capsicum/bell peppers, you can also add corn/ peas. This step is optional. I used some frozen capsicum.

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Let the masala cook for 5 minutes in medium/low flame. If needed sprinkle some water and check for the salt. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Super tasty, creamy mushroom masala is ready. Serve with basmati rice/naan/tortilla/roti. I served with multigrain roti(Chapati).

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Try this yummy masala and let me know how is it πŸ™‚

Happy cooking πŸ˜‰

 

 

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