Mushroom Masala Recipe – Mushroom Gravy (step by step Pics)

Mushroom Masala  Recipe
Mushroom Masala Recipe
            Mushrooms can be used to prepare a variety of dishes like Mushroom biryani, chettinad mushroom masala, kadai mushroom, a hot and spicy Andhra style mushroom curry. Today iam posting a Mushroom Masala Recipe – Mushroom Gravy in an South Indian restaurant style. This has a curry base like the Hyderabdi mirchi ka salan which is peanut based. This curry is moderately spicy and hot. Adjust the garam masala and chili powder if you wish. The gravy tastes delicious if all the ingredients are used exactly in the mentioned quanties (to powder). If you want to go for the exact restaurant taste, use the cashew paste. Either ways it is tasty and the taste is different. It makes a very good curry for chapathis, naan or rice.
Ingredients
Serves: 3 , time taken 30 mins
7 to 8 large white Button mushrooms (comes up to 1 ¼ cup after chopping)
1 cup of capsicums chopped (small) (can replace with tender bottle gourd)
¾ cup of chopped onions
1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes
1 sprig curry leaves
¼ tsp mustard seeds
¼ tsp cumin seeds
½ tbsp. crushed ginger
1 tsp red chili powder
½  tsp garam masala (optional)
1 tsp kasuri methi (optional)
2 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste
Pinch of turmeric
To roast and powder (can replace this with 1 ½ tbsps. thick cashew or melon paste + ½ tsp of garam masala)
2 tbsps of peanuts
1 tbsps. sesame seeds
1 ½ tbsps. Desiccated coconut
2 tbsps coriander seeds
½ tsp cumin
pic of curry using cashew paste

Method
1.   Sprinkle plain flour on the mushrooms and remove the skin, scrape off the visible hairy part if any. Wash and set aside, cut to desired size just before you cook as they discolor fast
2.   Roast the ingredients under to roast and powder them and set aside
3.   Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves , mustard cumin and let them splutter

4.   Add onions and fry till they turn golden, add ginger and saute

5.   Add tomatoes, salt and turmeric , fry till the tomatoes turn mushy
6.   Add the powder and fry for a min
7.   Add water as required, mix well to remove lumps, bring it to a boil, meanwhile proceed to next step
8.   Cut & fry mushrooms on a medium flame for 2 to 3 mins, set aside
9.   Fry capsicums on a high heat for  2 mins

10.                Once the gravy comes to a boil, add the mushrooms  cover & cook for 2 mins
11.                Add capsicum, garam masala & kasuri methi if using
12.                Cook for 2 to 3 mins or till the mushrooms are cooked. Do not overcook as they tend to become soggy very fast.
Serve hot with rice or chapathi
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