February 07, 2016

Hot and Spicy Kadai Mushroom Masala

Kadai Mushroom Masala gives a burst of deep , rich flavours. This is a real treat for the spice lovers. A versatile side dish for any Indian bread and Hot steaming rice. The Mushrooms tossed and bathed in fresh spices and gravy makes the dish an exotic one.....


Pre time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients for making Hot and Spicy Kadai Mushroom Masala:

For The Gravy Paste:

Chopped Onions 2
Chopped tomatoes 2
Ginger an inch piece
Garlic pods 7
Cashews 6
Green chillies 2
Oil 3 tb spoons

For the Main Recipe:

Button Mushrooms 10
Green capsicum chopped 1/2 cup
Finely chopped onions 1 cup
Cloves and Cinnamon corsely crushed 1 teaspoon together
Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon
Garam masala Powder 1/2 tea spoon
Cumin seed powder 1/2 tea spoon
Kashmiri chilli Powder 2 tea spoons
Coriander seed powder 2 tea spoons
Kasuri methi 2 tea spoons
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tb spoons
Butter or Clarified Butter 2 tb spoons

How to make Hot and Spicy Kadai Mushroom Masala?


Heat a pan with 3 tb spoons of oil.
Add the onions, green chillies, garlic and ginger.
Fry till the colour of the stuff changes and add cashews.
Now add the tomatoes in to it.
Fry till it becomes mushy.
Allow them to cool down.
Grind to paste and keep aside


Wash the mushrooms by showing them in running water.
Wipe them well with a neat cloth or kitchen towel.
Remove the stem and cut them to pods and keep aside.
Heat a wok or pan with oil and butter.
Saute it with cumin seeds.
Once they splutter add the onions and fry till golden brown.

Now add the crushed spices, garam masla powder and all powders mentioned and stir well.
Pour the paste in to it and keep stirring till the oil separates.
Add the capsicum and mushroom to it and mix well.

Add required salt and keep stirring.
Pour 2 cups of water and wait till the gravy thickens.
Finally add the kasuri methi, give a stir and switch off the stove.