Mushroom Masala

A decadent and complex mushroom masala. Serve with rice or roti or in a bao with something crunchy for texture and something pickled as contrast.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • ½ cup chopped tomato

  • ½ medium onion, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons cashews

  • 1 ½ tablespoons oil

  • 1 (1 inch) piece cinnamon stick

  • 2 pods cardamom

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups Mushrooms, raw

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup coconut milk


  1. Blend tomato, onion, garlic, ginger, and cashews in a food processor until smooth.

  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, and bay leaf; cook until oil is infused, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and discard cinnamon, cardamom, and bay leaf. Add tomato mixture (masala) and cook down, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in garam masala, paprika, and salt.

  3. Mix in mushrooms and cook for 5 to 7 minutes; if mixture gets too thick, add water. Add coconut milk and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Instead of maitake (hen of the wood) mushrooms, you can use button or shiitake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
27g Fat
13g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Sodium 364mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 532mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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