Sunday 8 April 2012

Matar Mushroom (Mushroom and Green Peas Curry)

matar mushroom

This is a simple recipe of matar mushroom, not like that of restaurants but the way it is cooked at home. I try to blog about recipes which we can prepare and eat on an everyday basis with not much fuss.
Recipe of matar mushroom
200 gm button mushroom (khumb)
1 cup shelled peas (matar)
2 tomatoes- pureed
1 onion
2-3 cloves garlic (optional)
1 inch piece ginger
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3/4 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
2 bay leaves (tej patta)
1. Mince together onion, ginger and garlic. Clean, wash and cut each mushroom into 4 pieces.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and bay leaves. When they change color, add onion paste. Sauté till light brown.
3. Add tomato puree and all the spices and salt. Fry till oil start to leave the masala.
4. Add matar and mushroom. Add 1 cup water; cover the lid of the pan and lower heat. Cook for 10-12 minutes till mushrooms and matar are tender and you get the desired consistency of the gravy. Serve hot matar mushroom with roti or rice.

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