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Mushroom Masala Recipe

Mushroom Masala is a simple and delicious recipe that is usually paired with rotis or Indian bread but tastes equally delicious when you pair it with rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Mushroom Masala Recipe
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 157kcal



  • Place a pan over medium heat and add 2 teaspoons of oil. As the oil heats up, add cloves and cardamom and begin to saute.
    2 green cardamom, 2 cloves
  • Add chopped garlic, ginger, and onions, and continue to saute until the onions soften.
    1 onion chopped, ½ inch ginger, 2 garlic cloves
  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes. Now add the soaked cashews and toss them to get an even mix. Turn the heat off and let it cool.
    2 small tomatoes, 2 tablespoon cashews
  • Blend the mixture with ¼ cup water to a fine paste consistency and set aside.
  • Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a medium-size pan and saute mushrooms for 3 minutes.
    16 oz Mushrooms
  • Add red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Continue to saute on low heat for 30 seconds.
    ½ teaspoon red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • Pour the onion-tomato puree and cook until the mixture thickens.
  • Pour water (1 cup) as needed and cook until the mushrooms turn tender. Bring the gravy to the desired consistency by adding more water or coconut milk if needed.
    ½ cup coconut milk
  • Sprinkle Kasuri methi and Cover and remove from heat.
    ¼ teaspoon Kasuri methi
  • Mushroom Masala is ready! Just garnish with cilantro and serve with rice or rotis!



  • Use pre-sliced organic cremini mushrooms so that you will have less prep work to complete before you start.
  • You could also use tomato paste instead of fresh tomatoes, which will give better color and texture to the curry. Use 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste.
  • In the end, you can add ¼ cup of full-fat coconut milk for a creamy and rich flavor. But this is totally optional.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg