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Mushroom masala is a classic Indian dish that is flavorful, warming, and simple to make. It is also known as "mushroom masala curry" or "mushroom curry". This recipe yields a curry that is pretty delicious over a bed of rice, accompanied by chapati, or even by itself. This is a purely vegetarian meal that is also vegan-friendly.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add cinnamon, cumin seeds, green cardamom, cloves, star anise, and bay leaf. Stir to allow oil to absorb flavors and aroma, about 30 seconds.

  • Stir in onion and saute until it becomes slightly caramelized, about 10 minutes. Stir in ginger-garlic paste until smell diminishes, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and stir for 3 to 4 minutes. Add coriander powder, turmeric, and chili powder. Allow sauce to reduce, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in salt. Add mushrooms and stir until coated with sauce.

  • Pour in water and allow mushrooms to cook in sauce until slightly soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in cashew powder and garam masala and let cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Break kasoori methi into fine pieces and stir into meal; remove from heat, and serve.

Cook's Note:

If cashew powder isn't available, crush dry roasted unsalted cashews in a zip-top bag with a rolling pin.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 9.2g; fat 8.7g; sodium 182.4mg. Full Nutrition