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by dassana amit updated October 26, 2013

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:

5.0 from 3 reviews

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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Hemlata April 2, 2014 1

really amazing.My son became a fan of it.Thanks a lot for this.:)))


dassana amit April 3, 2014 2

welcome hemlata


kripa April 1, 2014 3

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 ..


dassana amit April 1, 2014 4

thanks kripa.


uma March 14, 2014 5

cudn’t add kasuri methi still it tasted wonderful. thanks to you.


dassana amit March 14, 2014 6

welcome uma


Parneeta January 24, 2014 7

I tried dis recipe and my father in law becomes fan of it…..thanks:-)


dassana amit January 24, 2014 8

welcome parneeta


JIYA January 23, 2014 9

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 :)


dassana amit January 23, 2014 10

thanks jiya. i have added your email to the weekly mailing list. do visit again.


Shobana Vijay December 4, 2013 11

Simply super and healthy one.Mushrooms are my favorite.Your dish is inviting me.Perfect for rotis dear


sarita maharjan August 11, 2013 12



Gayathre kathir June 15, 2013 13

Thanx for this recipe cook ♥♥♥♥♥♥


Pinki May 11, 2013 14

Plz send me veg recipies prefer paneer mushroom


dassana May 12, 2013 15

hi pinki
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Shobi May 9, 2013 16

wow its very attractive.i would like to try this today


dassana May 9, 2013 17

shobi, do give it a try and give your feedback too. the recipe is really good.


tastebud April 18, 2013 18

luvly recipe……gonna try it today for my mom:D n myself as well


Nidhi December 11, 2012 19

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!!


dassana December 12, 2012 20

i remember nidhi. good to know that both the recipes turned out awesome. it is better to cook delicious food at home than to order from restaurants.


Kiran @ October 7, 2012 21

LOve the photography and styling.. absolutely yummy!!


Sharmilee October 3, 2012 22

Wow looks ver appetising that I am feeling hungry now :)


chinmayie @ love food eat September 30, 2012 23

How delicious! I love Kadai mushroom or any mushroom curry for that matter.


ahir gagubhai September 29, 2012 24

I like mushroom in very spicy taste so i will try this recipe with more spice.please help me


dassana September 29, 2012 25

you can increase the number of red chilies and also if you want, you can add green chilies. the kadai mushroom will be spicy and hot.


Richa September 29, 2012 26

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!


suhani September 28, 2012 27

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..


dassana September 28, 2012 28

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.


Arpita September 28, 2012 29

Awesome recipe :)
Magic bullet kitney ka hai Dassana ji? :)


dassana September 28, 2012 30

dear arpita ji, thanks. magic bullet ka cost hain approx 2000 rs. se purchase kiya tha.


Arpita September 29, 2012 31

Oh okie :) Meko bhi chahiye :D


Laura September 28, 2012 32

This looks fantastic. My family is mushroom crazy, so I am pinning this for sure!


Anamika @ madcookingfusions September 28, 2012 33

Lovely combo Dassana with mushrooms and green bell peppers..


Kankana September 28, 2012 34

My husband loves mushroom curry but somehow I always goof it up and land up making it soggy. Next time I am gonna try this. I think he will love it!


Kanan September 28, 2012 35

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. :)


dassana September 28, 2012 36

magic bullet is too good. and freshly ground masala gives a great aroma and flavor to any curry


Your Cookery Book September 27, 2012 37

Great pics as always Dassana. Kadai Mushrooms look very beautiful and I feel the taste as well.


Asmita September 27, 2012 38

Wow Dassana,
This mushroom kadhai recipe looks and sounds great! Will have to try this out soon. We all love mushrooms at home.


Familycook September 27, 2012 39

Dassana, this curry looks so delicious. This is another recipe I will be trying:)


dassana September 28, 2012 40

thanks familycook :-)


Vimitha September 27, 2012 41

Love this with hot hot chapathis… yumy