mushroom korma | mushroom kurma curry recipe

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I usually prepare potato kurma for veg pulao or veg biryani. This week I had invited a vegetarian friend home for lunch for the usual gup shup which was missing between us for quite some time. I prepared this Mushroom Korma curry as a side for the veg biryani.
It is almost same as my potato kurma but mushrooms need a taste enhancer else they taste bland and the gravy too does not taste good.
To make mushroom korma , we need a taste enhancer, you can try with any one of the following, each lends a different flavor and taste
8 to 10 cashews, make a fine paste or
2 tbsps. magaz seeds, make a fine paste or
2 to 3 tbsps. coconut and poppy seeds together, make a fine paste or
One large boiled potato and cubed

step by step pictures on mushroom korma or mushroom kurma recipe

1. Heat oil in a pan, add dry spices and saute for a min.
frying spices for mushroom kurma
2. Add green chili onions and fry till onions turn translucent, if you like crunchy, just sauté for a min.
frying onions for mushroom korma
3. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till you get a nice aroma.
ginger garlic paste for mushroom korma recipe
4. Add mushrooms and boiled potatoes (optional), fry on high for 2 minutes
frying aloo for mushroom kurma
5. Add turmeric, salt, red chili powder, garam masala powder and fry till you get a nice aroma.
masala for mushroom korma
6. Add mint and fry.
mint for mushroom kurma
7. Simmer the heat, add the yogurt, mix well and cook.
adding curd for mushroom korma
8.When it begins to bubble, add the cashew nut paste, if using potato you can skip this step. You can add in more yogurt to adjust the consistency, but do not add water. Cover and cook till the mushrooms are done. Do not overcook else the mushrooms become too soft and soggy. Serve mushroom kurma with rice, roti or biryani.
serving mushroom korma
for more mushroom recipes,
kadai mushroom
mushroom gravy
mushroom curry
chili mushroom
mushroom masala

find complete mushroom korma or kurma recipe below

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mushroom korma | mushroom kurma curry recipe
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mushrooms cooked in yogurt based gravy
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Yield / Serves: 3
Ingredients (240 ml cup used)
  • ½ cup of thinly sliced onions
  • ¾ to 1 cup of sliced white button mushrooms
  • 1 medium sized boiled potatoes cubed
  • 1 green chili slit
  • Fist ful of mint leaves /pudina chopped finely
  • 1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • ½ to ¾ tsp garam masala (adjust)
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • Generous pinch of turmeric powder
  • ¼ cup of thick yogurt
  • Few sprigs of coriander leaves
  • Oil and salt as needed
Dry spices
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 1 small star anise
  • ¼ tsp shahi jeera
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
Taste enhancer (use only one)
  • 8 to 10 whole cashew nuts or
  • 2 tbsp. melon seeds or
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut and poppy seeds or
  • 1 medium potato boiled and cubed
  1. Add cashews or magaz or coconut, poppy seeds to a blender and make a fine paste. Set this aside. If using potato skip this step. You don’t need a paste
  2. Add oil to a hot pan and fry dry spices till they sizzle
  3. Add sliced onions and chili and fry till slightly golden
  4. Add ginger garlic paste, fry till the raw smell disappears
  5. Add mushrooms and potatoes (if using), fry on high for 2 minutes
  6. Add turmeric, salt, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and fry till the masala turns fragrant
  7. Lower the flame, add the yogurt, mix well and cook
  8. When it begins to bubble, add the cashew nut paste or melon cashew paste. Add more yogurt to bring it to the consistency, without adding water. Cover and cook till the mushrooms are cooked tender. Over cooking make the mushrooms soggy.


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  1. shalini says


    This is for the first time my korma turned out very yummy. Earlier to this I was preparing other type of korma, but I was not much satisfied with it.

    This is also very easy to make. I added Coconut +poppy seed paste. Wonderful was the result. Next time I will try this recipe with the other options.

    I added, ur blog’s garam masala powder.

    • swasthi says

      can’t thank you enough for your feedback on whatever you try. iam very happy that your korma tasted good.
      Thanks a lot