Mushroom Masala

Mushroom masala is a healthy hearty dish with an earthen flavor. It can be served as a side for any Indian main dish and can also be sandwiched between toasted bread slices.

IMG_9302Mushrooms are boon for vegetarians as they are rich in protein. You can check here for its nutrition facts: http://www.livestrong.com/article/262719-nutrition-facts-for-mushrooms-after-cooking/

Health benefits of mushrooms

I have prepared chettinad style mushroom masala without adding red chillies or green chillies as they may affect the flavor of mushroom; instead I have used pepper and ginger. You can check the mushroom masala recipe as below:

Time taken: 30 min

Serves: 3

Ingredients:

  1. Mushrooms (kalaan) – 8 Nos.
  2. Pea pods – 15 Nos.
  3. Salt – 3/4 tsp

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For masala-1:

  1. Onions – 2 Nos.
  2. Tomato – 1 No.
  3. Ginger – 1/2″ piece
  4. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

For masala-2:

  1. Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp
  2. Cumin seeds – 1/4 tspΒ (or fennel seeds)
  3. Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
  4. Coconut pieces (one inch) – 4 Nos.
  5. Cashewnut – 5 Nos.

For tempering :

  1. Neutral oil – 1 tsp (or butter)
  2. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp (or fennel seeds)
  3. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

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Cooking Method:

  • Saute all ingredients for masala-1 in a teaspoon of oil and grind into a paste without adding water.
  • Grind all ingredients for masala-2 into a paste by adding 3 tbsp water.
  • Boil fresh peas and keep aside.
  • Wash mushrooms under running water (avoid cleaning in a bowl of water as they absorb water like a sponge).
  • Chop mushrooms into chunks.
  • Heat a pan with oil in medium flame.
  • Add cumins, curry leaves and chopped mushrooms and saute till mushrooms get cooked.
  • Add boiled peas, ground masala-1 & salt and mix well.
  • Add enough water for required consistency and allow it to boil.
  • Add ground masala-2 and cook in low flame for few min.
  • Serve hot with roti, pulav, dosa, idiyapppam or aapam.

Please Note:

  1. Mushroom goes well with curry leaves than coriander leaves.
  2. Cashews are added not as thickening agent but for its sweetness.
  3. If you want to prepare this recipe faster, you can skip grinding masala-1, instead chop those ingredients finely & saute along with mushroom; Since I don’t want my gravy to be chunky, I made them into a paste.
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92 Comments Add yours

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, it is! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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  1. Loretta says:

    Oooo, will definitely have to give this a go… just looking at the ingredients, I know I’m gonna love it.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much!

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  2. I love every ingredient in this dish- it looks amazing!

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

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  3. Hi Megala – could I substitute the coconut pieces in this recipe for coconut milk?

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    1. Megala says:

      Sure, you can, it will make this masala creamy!

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  4. My Real Dish says:

    This looks sooooo delicious! I need to dish my jar sauce and make your recipe! I’ll try it and report back! You inspire me πŸ™‚

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    1. Megala says:

      I am so glad to know that! Thanks a lot !!

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  5. Swati Awana says:

    Mouth watering recipe!! Nicely explained. Loved it! ❀
    Can u plz checkout my latest post :
    https://pinklogs.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/summer-pastels-mix-and-match-yay-or-nay/

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for stopping by! Sure, will check now!

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  6. Sumith says:

    Sounds amazing!

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  7. Great vegetarian option!!!

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    1. Megala says:

      Yes, sure it is!

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  8. pennygadd51 says:

    This looks delicious – I must try it! I want to move towards vegetarian cooking, and this looks like a good start. Thank you for your blog!

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    1. Megala says:

      Glad to know that! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. danielle says:

    This sounds so yummy! I love mushrooms! It’s winter here in South Africa, the perfect time to try out this recipe πŸ™‚

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much!

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  10. Jeni G.J says:

    Aww…anything with mushroom is my fav..mushroom briyani, mushroom pepper fry, mushroom masala..gonna try this recipe too.πŸ‘

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      1. Jeni G.J says:

        If you don’t mind me asking..where are you from?

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      2. Megala says:

        Born & brought up in Madurai!

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      3. Jeni G.J says:

        Nandri..I’m in coimbatore. Gudnyt😊

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      4. Megala says:

        Thats why you sound good hearted !

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      5. Jeni G.J says:

        Love the compliment😊 but I don’t think that’s the reason behind it😁😁

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  11. This looks so good!! My husband doesn’t like mushrooms so I never get to fix dishes like this. I may just have to give myself a special treat…lol

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  12. Eva@L.E.EBakers says:

    Yum!! I’ve never had masala, but I definetly want to try it now!

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  13. Yum I’m a huge mushroom fan but haven’t ever tried them in an Indian curry – thanks for sharing!

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much!

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  14. Nicole Joan says:

    In my country the mushrooms grow by themselves so we fear them and the planted ones are not sweet at all however nice one cooks them. But here they seem delicious.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much ! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. A great recipe, explained so well! The pictures are very nice and describe the recipe so perfectly.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot!

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  16. Anurag says:

    😊yumm

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  17. Dahlia says:

    One mushroom masala coming right up πŸ˜€ Thanks Megs!

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    1. Megala says:

      Haha! Thanks!

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  18. chefkreso says:

    This mushroom masala looks delicious πŸ˜€

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  19. InspiresN says:

    Great recipe Megala, never tried mushroom with combination of ground coconut , looks delicious! and hope to try it out sometime.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks Nisha!

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  20. Love mushrooms and this looks grt! Will try this soon!

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  21. This looks great.

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  22. Malini says:

    Looks so delicious and perfect Megala πŸ™‚

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much!

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  23. Dipa says:

    Now you’ve made me very hungry…

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    1. Megala says:

      Hahaha! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Nice… Mushrooms Indianised!! πŸ‘

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    1. Megala says:

      πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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  25. DreamTemples says:

    Mushrooms are a great favorite with my family. Thanks for this recipe.

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    1. Megala says:

      Great! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot!

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  26. Love the addition of coconut in it , I love πŸ„ mushrooms. Description is nice and detailed .

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  27. Delicious! Love mushroomsπŸ˜‹

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much!

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  28. Sandhya says:

    Looks delicious.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks Sandhya!

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  29. It is looking ultra delicious Megala…awesome share..

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

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  30. Healthy recipe , thanks for the tip of washing in running water.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot!

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  31. PS says:

    Wow sound delicious !!!

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  32. This looks very appetizing πŸ™‚πŸ˜

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  33. Sounds delicious Megala. Detailed description. Very nice.

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  34. foodzesty says:

    Looks soooo good Megala πŸ™‚

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. foodzesty says:

        I love all the pictures you have added it makes it easier to understand how to make it. πŸ™‚

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      2. Megala says:

        Thanks a ton!

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      3. foodzesty says:

        For me at least…when I get the opportunity to make it. πŸ™‚

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      4. Megala says:

        I am so delighted that a person like you, with the Greek heritage, can understand this recipe ! Thanks for stopping by!

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      5. foodzesty says:

        Thank you!! tried to make a smiley face but I guess it didn’t work out hahahhaha

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      6. foodzesty says:

        I have a good sense of humour, that’s why I wanted to post a normal Smiley face.

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      7. foodzesty says:

        Ohhhh it did come out as a normal smiley face. To me it looked like a square hahahahahaha….

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      8. Megala says:

        Yes, just checked in the blog, it is a normal smiley only! Thanks a lot Sophie! πŸ™‚

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      9. foodzesty says:

        Thank you!! I don’t know what time it is there but here it’s evening. So, I wish you a lovely day/evening. Bye for now Megala L)

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  35. shalini says:

    Looks good yummy megala

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  36. Very nice Megala πŸ‘Œ

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