Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Spicy Mushroom masala

Spicy mushroom masala is very good in taste and is good to eat with chapathi,naan,paratha,rice.Always take fresh mushrooms in every day meal.

Health Benefits of White button Mushrooms:

1.Mushrooms provide a wealth of protein, fiber, B vitamins, and vitamin C, as well as calcium and very good source of copper, selenium, riboflavin, niacin and a good source of potassium.Mushrooms are in fact one of the highest antioxidant vegetables in the world, in the same league as the red pepper and spinach.

2.Because of high levels of antioxidant compounds that may help prevent some cancers.


white button Mushrooms-6 to 8 (big/medium)
onion-1 Big
ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
tomatoes-2(medium size)
red chilli powder-1 tsp
garam masala powder -1/2 tsp
cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
oil -2 tbsp
Salt to taste
milk -1/2 cup- optional
coriander/cilantro leaves for garnishing


1.Clean and cut the mushrooms. (To clean mushrooms, either brush them thoroughly with a wet kitchen towel or rinse them briefly, under cool running water).Always add dry mushrooms to cooking.For White button mushrooms or cremini, we need to cut the dry end of their stems before cooking.cut each mushroom into 4-6 parts.

2.Fry onion and ginger garlic paste and make a thick paste without adding water. Make a paste of tomatoes and keep it aside.

3.Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they crackle, add onion paste and fry till golden brown. Now add the tomato paste and stir for a while. Add chilli powder, garam masala powder and mix until all is blended.keep a lid untill the whole mixture is properly cooked.

4.Add mushrooms and salt and mix well. Cover and cook on a low flame till mushrooms are done. No need to add water as mushrooms leave a good amount of water when they are cooked.

5.If you want gravy in your curry then add milk to the curry at the end and stir it for couple of minutes.In my recipe, I added milk to my curry. Finally garnish with cilantro.Serve hot.

Note:Always take fresh mushrooms and from a good known source!!


  1. mmm i can smell the aroma's from this dish already! :) I will have to use something different from mushrooms as my Hubby thinks mushrooms r gross... I however love them!

  2. If you do this curry..your husband will ask you to make it again :)

  3. Very cute blog Lavanya.Request you to send me ur mail id via my profile form.Please

  4. Thank you lavanya for stopping by....nice blog...Mushroom curry looks recipe is almost similar to yours....Like the name of your blog "Vividha Ruchulu"...Good job.


  5. thanks for dropping by my blog lavanya! You have a wonderful collection here.. and mushroom gravy looks fabulous.

  6. I tried it and it was really good.... thanks :)

  7. hi lavanya...
    i tried this and its really good.....
    nice blog.......