kadai mushroom recipe, how to make kadai mushroom recipe


kadai mushroom is an easy and quick dish and yet delicious. cooked button mushrooms in a semi dry gravy of spiced and tangy tomato sauce along with juliennes of green bell pepper.

mushrooms, spices, onions, tomatoes and green bell pepper… their combination never goes wrong :-)

mushroom spices capsicum

kadai mushroom goes excellent with some rotis or naan and accompanied by a salad or dip, you have an awesome meal.

the indian kadai is like the chinese wok but much deeper than the wok. the whole dish is cooked in the kadai and hence the name kadai mushroom.

in india the kadai or kadhai is used for cooking semi dry or dry veggie dishes, making sweets and also for deep frying. it is one multi purpose pan which is found in every indian kitchen.

kadai mushroom masala

whenever you make any kadai recipe from any veggie or paneer or tofu, then always always freshly pound or powder the spices. they add such an aroma and flavor to the food that is not possible when you use ready made or store brought spice powders.

in this kadai mushroom recipe, we have ground roasted dry red chilies and coriander seeds to a semi-fine powder. the tomato puree is also freshly made.

tomato puree & spice powder for kadai mushroom

i recently purchased online a skyline magic bullet and my work is so easy as far as blending and dry grinding is concerned. excellent for making small quantities of purees, blends, smoothies.

by the way i purchased the chinese version of the magic bullet through an error, but i am not complaining :-)

kadai mushroom

The kadai mushroom has been adapted from my popular restaurant style kadai paneer recipe. to make this dish onion-garlic free,  you can easily skip onion and garlic. it will still taste delicious.

You might also like to check these other Mushroom Recipes:

  1. Mushroom Tikka
  2. Palak Mushroom Curry
  3. South Indian Mushroom Biryani
  4. Methi Mushroom – Restaurant Style
  5. Mushroom Manchurian – Step by Step
  6. Indo Chinese – Quick Chilli Mushroom
  7. South Indian Mushroom & Peas Curry

kadai mushroom recipe details below:

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kadai mushroom recipe
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kadai mushroom - cooked button mushrooms in a semi dry gravy of spiced and tangy tomato sauce along with juliennes of green bell pepper.
  • 200-250 gms button mushroom
  • 1 medium or large capsicum, thinly sliced or julienned
  • 2-3 dry red chilies, roasted - i used kashmiri red chilies as they are less hot
  • 1 tbsp dry roasted coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 3 medium size tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi, roasted and crushed
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt as required
  • some ginger juliennes for garnishing
  • coriander leave for garnishing
  1. rinse, wipe and chop the mushrooms.
  2. make the puree of the tomatoes in a blender.
  3. dry roast the dry red chilies and coriander seeds till they get crisp.
  4. don't burn them.
  5. the roasting helps to grind them easily.
  6. make a semi fine or fine powder of the red chilies and coriander seeds in a dry grinder or if you have the time and patience in a mortar and pestle.
  7. heat oil.
  8. add the chopped onions and fry them till they transparent.
  9. now add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw aroma disappears.
  10. add the tomato puree and the ground red chilies-coriander powder.
  11. saute till the oil leaves the sides of the masala.
  12. add the chopped mushrooms and julienned capsicum and stir.
  13. add ½ to ¾ cup water with salt.
  14. cover and simmer till the mushrooms and capsicum are cooked.
  15. finally add the kasuri methi powder and garam masala powder.
  16. stir and garnish kadai mushroom dish with coriander leaves.
  17. serve kadai mushroom hot with some hot phulkas, rotis or naan.
other varieties of mushrooms can also be used instead of button mushrooms.

you can reduce the amount of red chilies to suit your taste buds.
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Serving size: 4

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  1. sushmitha raj says

    fantastic recipe!! i’ve become a gud cook bcoz of your recipes.. i’ve tried all mushroom recipes its all very nice..thanx a lot!!

  2. guest says

    I tried this recipe. It came out really well. Everyone loved it. Never had this delicious mushrooms at home before.

  3. Kanak says

    Hi Dasana,

    Just would love to tell you “Thank You ” very much for posting such a wonderful and finger-licking recipe.I wasn’t sure so far how to include Mushroom in our diet,so I checked for the recipes and I found your website.I tried it very next day and it turned out really very nice,actually beyond my imagination,and everyone in my family loved that..so I ‘ll try more recipes now and will keep you posted….

    So grateful to you for doing such a wonderful job.Keep it up and please add me to your official fan list..God bless u…..Xoxoxo

  4. kripa says

    Hi Dasanna, prepared your recipe of kadai mushroom today.. was really delicious.. thank u .. I keep checking and trying out your recipes.. thank u so much ..

  5. JIYA says

    Please add me to your official fan list….tried about 5-6 recipes from your website and they were mind blowing!!!!!!
    Keep up the good work :)

  6. Nidhi says

    Dassana!!!! I am huge fan now. Remember I wrote about trying Tadka dal for a get together. I tried Dry Aloo Matar and this recipe yesterday. Turned out to be awesome!!! I don’t think I’d have to order mushrooms from a restaurant now!!! Thank you soooo much for sharing your finger licking recipes! Loads of love!!

  7. says

    i have a magic bullet too.. i have used it so much in the last 4 years, that the blades are now getting kinks and dinks. :) another fave and perfect mushroom recipe!

  8. suhani says

    i hv made kadai paneer so many times and the recipe has never dissapointed me..and now i hv to try this delicious mushroom version..i hv a request dassana..can u please tell me the recipe of garlic nan on stove top..

    • says

      dear suhani, i was thinking from a long time to make garlic naan and on stove top. i have noted down your request. i have so many of them. after ganesh chaturthi, i plan to make and post the recipe requests one by one.

      do try the kadai mushroom. it tastes similar to the kadai paneer and is great with some hot or warm phulkas.

  9. says

    You are right magic bullet always comes handy in kitchen for small portions. as we are only two me n my husband in family. your kadai mushroom looks really delicious. I am sure that freshly ground masala gives nice flavor and aroma.
    As i was reading procedure, i was salivating. :)