Monday, June 4, 2012

Mushroom Masala | Indian Mushroom Masala | North Indian Dishes | Side Dish for Naan

Mushroom masala is one one of my favorite dish. My mom does not cook mushrooms at home. So i do not get a chance of tasting it. In my college days, When we went Vasanta bavan, my friends ordered this as a side dish for Butter naan and this tasted awesome. So whenever I go hotel, I used to order this. After marriage when I tried this first time it was a hit. But after that, some how, I could not prepare this. So thought this would be a apt time for me to prepare this again for my event Dish name starts with M. And of-course, everybody likes it again.... Lets see the preparation of the tempting Mushroom Masala...

  • White Button Mushrooms -  1 pkt
  • Cumin seeds – a pinch
  • Fennel seeds – a pinch
  • Star anise – 1 – crushed nicely
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch – crushed nicely
  • Cloves – 3 to 4  - crushed nicely
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Onion – 2 – chopped finely or (grinded to paste)
  • Tomato – 2 ( grinded to fine paste)
  • Green chillies - 2 (chopped finely)
  • Fenugreek/kasuri methi leaves - 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice/vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Milk – ½ cup (optional) 
  • Oil  - 3 tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  • Onion, lemon pieces – for garnishing                                
  • Water – as needed

  • In a kadai, add oil and when add all the spices, like cumin seeds, fennel seeds, star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves and fry for 2 min.
  • Add the green chillies and onion paste and let it saute.

  • Meanwhile wash the white button mushrooms nicely and cut into 4 pieces.
  • In another pan, add 1 tsp ghee and fry the mushrooms for a while and keep aside.

  • Now to the onion paste add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off. 
  • Now add in the tomato paste, salt, chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and let it cook, till the oil gets separated.

  • Now add in the fried mushrooms, kasuri methi/fenugreek leaves, and garam masala and mix well.
  • Add the cream/milk and cook well.

  • If the gravy becomes thick, add little water. 
  • The oil oozes out from the gravy. 
  • Add the lemon juice at this time, mix well and switch off the stove.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves, lemon slice and onion and serve with roti, naan or chappathi. 
  • I had it with Naan. 

  • Instead of Milk, cream can also be added but reduce by 1/2 the quantity of milk used. 

This goes to the following events

Dish Name Starts with M 
SYF & HWS - Cook with spices series by Anu and kaveri venkatesh

61 lovely comments:


Very tempting n perfect side dish with rotis!!

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Hamaree Rasoi

Mushroom masala looks extremely tasty. I bet it was awesome with Nan


Hi Akila,
Thank you o dropping by my humble have a nice space here too..this dish for sure, made me salivate ..can just smell the nice aroma of spices used in it..


Wow looks so nice .


delicious looking mushroom masala would be wonderful with rice and roti

Achu's Amma's Kitchen

mushroom masala luks delicious


looks so mushrooms this way


looks so gorgeous..


wow very much inviting clicks...


It looks amazing and i'm sure it tastes increddible good . I would like to try it , but i don't have ghee :(Can i use simple butter ?

Priya Suresh

Mushroom masala looks seriously irresistible,excellent side dish.


super yummy masala.....yum....


Wowo looks super yumm,

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If you serve me this, I would like it mouthwatering.


wow, tempting gravy, wish I could have this with roti!


Delicious is looking like a non-veg preparation..


Yum, looks so tasty!

Menaga Sathia

super tempting masala,wish to have it naan!!

Divya A

Yummy Love the masala :)

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So inviting and great preparation !!!!!

Ana Regalado

Very appetizing dish ! A perfect dish to serve with roti or rice ! Yum !


The gravy looks awesome, perfect side to rotis..


I love this recipe, I htink I;m going to make it today, dont you think it will be good with rice?
Have a nice week!


this is good. i love mushroom-matar masala more!

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Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies

Never had mushrooms like this before..looks delicious!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies

Never had mushrooms like this before..looks delicious!

Kaveri Venkatesh

Looks totally yum and delicious...perfect with some rotis.
Thanks for linking to the event.


hi akila, ooooo i love fresh button mushrooms, cook in any way... but i have never tasted your type and would love to try this spicy version. have a nice day

Suja Manoj

Wonderful dish,gravy looks so tempting.

Nalini's Kitchen

Delicious mushroom masala,looks creamy,love to have it with rice and roti...

Square Meals

The Mushroom Masala looks yummy.
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Aparna & Gomathi

Kannada Cuisine

Mouthwatering! grab a piece of naan/ kulcha and let the party begin

Faiza Ali

That looks yummy. And first time here...nice blog.


Bookmarked the recipe. Very tempting


Love this delicious dish. Well presented.


Rich and yum side.


that's a lot of ingredients, but your mushroom masala looks heavenly.. love the color, it looks so rich.

Spicy and yum!! Will definitely try this!

Spicy and yum.. love to try this!

Marina@Picnic at Marina

I love mushrooms marsala, this recipe is great.


I love mushrooms but tried only once...this is yummy n delicious..will try it for sure :)


lovely dish with a good presentation & narration.

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So delicious Akila! Really like the pics :) so happy to follow u


Super tempting mushroom masala curry, looks so inviting.


What a flavourful curry....

Sara's Corner

Looks delicious.


Mushroom Masala looks delicious! lovely step by step - really great pics! really tasty looking dish dear :)

Rinku Naveen

That looks so flavourful. Long time since I cooked mushrooms.


This is awesome! I love mushroom masala. :)


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Nayana Shetti

Awesome preparation.. AM drooling over..:))


Nice looking dish Akhila,So happy to follow you.



bookmarked.. was searching this dish. thnx for posting :)


yummy and delicious masala...
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Hi Akila,

Thank you for your visit to my blog and

thank you for your valuable comment on my post.

I wish your regular support to me Akila:)

Keep on...


Hi Akila ,

mushroom masala looks delicious!!!!

Keep on Akila:)

Heather S-G

This looks so saucy, rich, and delicious! Wish I could reach through and take a taste.


delicious masala and sooo tmepting

Gayathri NG

Delicious looking gravy...


That looks tooo tempting... I love mushroom masalas. The ingredient list tells me this must be a really aromatic mushroom masala.. I'm gonna try this next time I buy mushrooms.

Recipe World

Mushroom masala looks yummy...

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