Mushroom Masala | How to make Mushroom Masala

By Poonam Bachhav  |  27th Jan 2016  |  
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About Mushroom Masala Recipe

Mushroom Masala is a mildly spiced button mushroom curry which is an onion-tomato based gravy with a very simple and easy to follow recipe . I have also used capsicum also which complements the button mushrooms well. Adding some fresh cream makes the gravy creamy and rich. Do enjoy my mushroom masala recipe and leave your comments. Comments by BetterButter: Mushroom is a kind of fungus which is grown above ground. Even though it isn’t a meat or a vegetable, it is well known as the meat of the vegetarian world. It is an extremely versatile and mushroom recipes are popular across the world. In India, one finds many popular mushroom recipes such as mushroom sukka, mushroom korma, chilli mushroom, mushroom 65, mushroom biryani- the list goes on. Mushroom masala recipe is a hot favourite in India. It is popular in almost all regions but still you would find that different regions have their very own version of the mushroom masala. Take Tamil Nadu for example is made unique by the use of coconut. Similarly Bengalis make their mushroom masala by cooking in mustard oil. Check out this collection of mushroom recipes from across Indian. BetterButter gives this mushroom masala recipe a big thumbs up!

Mushroom Masala

Ingredients to make Mushroom Masala

  • 200- 250 grams of Button mushrooms
  • 1 large sized Green Bell pepper
  • 1 large sized onion
  • 1 large sized tomato
  • 2-3 garlic pods
  • 1/2 inch piece ginger
  • 2 green chilies
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh cream
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp crushed Kasuri methi / dried Fenu greek leaves
  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish
  • salt to taste

How to make Mushroom Masala

  1. Wash the white button mushrooms under running water and pat it dry on a kitchen towel. Remove a bit of the base stock with a knife, then slice them and keep aside.
  2. Take the ginger, garlic and green chillies in a grinder jar and make a coarse paste. Similarly roughly chop the tomato and onion and grind to form a fine paste.
  3. In a pan, heat up oil on a medium heat and add the cumin seeds. Once they splutter add the green chilli, ginger and garlic paste. Saute for a while and add the onion-tomato paste .
  4. Saute this paste very well till the raw smell disappears. Now add in the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder.
  5. Mix well and saute until we can see oil releasing from the sides of the pan and then add in the sliced mushrooms and capsicum. Saute for 1 -2 minutes. Pour in a little water and salt, cover and cook until the mushrooms are cooked.
  6. Now stir in fresh cream and mix well, cook it for another 2-3 minutes. Lastly add the crushed kasuri methi, mix well and turn off the flame.
  7. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati or jeera rice.

My Tip:

Note to never soak the mushrooms in water as they tend to absorb more water and become soggy and spoil the taste of the dish. A dash of kasuri methi at the end makes the gravy more flavorful.

Reviews for Mushroom Masala (39)

Prerna Pai2 years ago


anita bharti2 years ago


Sahil Roy2 years ago

HelpfuL receIpe

Harleen Arora2 years ago

Yummy recepie

Kasi Ramani2 years ago

Nice recepie

Kalai Balasubramanian2 years ago

Wowww delecisious...:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Sadhana Gupta2 years ago

Ji same method sai banatai hai mast

usha pandey2 years ago

Woww. I tried this recipe and the taste was really amazing. Fresh cream is the key ingredient of this dish which give a creamy texture to the gravy. My guest loved the flavors of this yummilicious and I will prepare it again in the next weekend.

huda khan2 years ago

Mushroom masala is a dish that will satiate our taste buds. Thanks for sharing this recipe with step by step instructions that made it easy for us to cook at our home. I really enjoyed this exciting dish and want to make it again.

sonal parashar2 years ago

Mushroom masala recipe is one of my favorite vegetarian dish and from a long time I was planning to make it at home. Thanks Poonam Bachhav for sharing this recipe. I will surely try this and share my experience with you.

uma gupta2 years ago

I tried this and the result totally surprised me. It came out very well. The onion tomato based medium spiced gravy was so delicious. And it is a good choice to serve at any special occasion. My family really loved it.

Shashi Bhargava2 years ago

This yummilicious mushroom masala is liked by all the members of my family. I really enjoyed while cooking this. The aroma of the masala was just too tempting. And the flavor of freshly powdered spices were just mind blowing. It's an appropriate dish to serve at any get-together.

Romil Tripathi3 years ago

I love this Mushroom Masala ,even though I m not a fan of Mushroom Masala recipe ,your recipe made me to like the mushrooms.Thanks Poonam Bachhav for the recipe I really enjoy this recipe, every time I make it.

HamalataGour Hamalatagour3 years ago

Bhut achchi bani hai mja a gya thanks

Bindiya Sharma3 years ago

Simply love mushroom in any form..thanks for sharing!

Kamal Lalit3 years ago


Anjali Mangsulikar3 years ago

Today i'm going to make it. Insteas of capsicum i'm using brocholli

Rajesh Patidar3 years ago


Selvi Anand3 years ago

Tried your recipe tastes good.

Nidhi Pankaj Mangal3 years ago


poonam sharma3 years ago

m making now....lets see

Sonal sons3 years ago


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Ritu Kapadia3 years ago


Radha Ontrack3 years ago


Anuradha Maitra3 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.

Trupti pandya3 years ago


Bhavani Karati4 years ago


Rinku Chawla4 years ago


Andrea Srivastava4 years ago

One of my favs!

Alice Lele4 years ago

tried this with some variations and no cream. Tasted great with chappatis ;-)

vikrant rajput4 years ago


Chella Sadhana4 years ago


Chinmayee Acharya4 years ago


Deviyani Srivastava4 years ago

So yummy!

Sukhmani Bedi4 years ago


Punam Tomar4 years ago


P Bindu4 years ago


Vaishali Bulsara4 years ago

very good. .👌

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