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mushroom masala



Mushroom Masala is a popular Indian dish that is made with button mushrooms cooked in a spicy onion-tomato based gravy. The flavoursome curry is usually served with roti, naan or rice. This is a perfect dish for mushroom lovers and can be a delightful treat in any main course meal. The succulent mushrooms when cooked with all the aromatic spices, make up a lip-smacking dish. It has a high protein content from the mushrooms and is both vegetarian and vegan-friendly.

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Button mushrooms


large Onion (finely chopped)


Tomatoes (pureed)


Green chili (chopped)



1 teaspoon

garlic paste

Cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

Coriander powder

1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

Red chili powder

1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala

1/2 teaspoon

Oil or Ghee

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Rinse the mushrooms carefully and chop them into slices.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let it splutter.

Step 3:

Add finely chopped onions, green chilli to the oil, and saute until onions turn golden brown.

Step 4:

Add ginger-garlic paste to the onions and saute until raw smell goes away.

Step 5:

Now, add pureed tomatoes along with all the spices (coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt) and cook till oil separates.

Step 6:

Add the chopped mushrooms to the pan and mix well with the masala. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. The mushrooms will leave some water.

Step 7:

Once the water has evaporated, add garam masala to the mushroom and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 8:

Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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