Apr 10, 2013

Mushroom Masala

"Mushroom Masala" probably one recipe which is made without much effort. One reason being mushrooms cooks very fast.

The recipe and instructions are simple and easy to follow.


200 gms Button mushrooms, diced 
1 Onion, chopped
1 Tomato, diced
1 small piece Cinnamon
2 Cloves
2 Cardamom
1 Bay leaf
2 cloves of Garlic, crushed
1 small piece of Ginger, crushed
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Spanish paprika or kasmiri Red Chili powder
1/4 tsp Roasted cumin powder
2 tsp Grape seed oil or any vegetable oil


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute in low heat setting

  • Add onions and fry until it turns light brown. 

  • Then add paprika and roasted cumin powder. Fry for a minute. Sprinkle water if required to prevent masala from burning

  • Add tomatoes and saute for a minute

  • Add Mushroom and fry for 3- 5 minutes. Adjust salt as per taste

  • Serve hot with pav, toasted bread, toasted hot dog buns, chapthi or naan

  • Add water for more gravy 
  • You can also add, cashew paste or heavy cream for more gravy and texture
  • Spanish paprika is less spicy than red chili powder. Also, its gives deep red color to gravy. Depending on level of spiciness, you can add either one or both  by adjusting their quantities

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