palak mushroom recipe, how to make palak mushroom curry

by dassana amit updated September 17, 2013

palak mushroom

palak mushroom – a healthy curry recipe made with spinach and mushrooms. the combination of mushroom and palak goes very well for us as we are fond of both palak and mushrooms.

i love to include greens in my diet. fenugreek, spinach and amaranth are my favorite greens to experiment. i try various combination of these greens with other vegetables like aloo methi, aloo palak, palak saagmethi mushroom, red amaranth sambar or even methi chole or palak chole.

palak mushroom is a delicious as well as an easy recipe to make. it is like having palak paneer and we have just replaced paneer with mushroom. this recipe goes well with roti, naan or rice. here i served with some homemade whole wheat naans.

palak mushroom recipe

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check sarson da saag, palak dal, mushroom peas curry and mushroom vindaloo.

palak mushroom recipe details below:

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palak mushroom - easy and delish spinach mushroom curry.
Recipe type: main
Cuisine: north indian
Serves: 3-4
for spinach puree:
  • 3 cups chopped spinach or palak
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic, chopped
other ingredients:
  • 200 gms white button mushrooms
  • 1 medium sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil or ghee
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ or ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ or ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1.5 or 2 cups water
  • ½ tbsp wheat flour or maize flour or chickpea flour
whole spices/garam masala
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 small bay leaf
  1. blanch the palak or spinach first.
  2. drain and blend the palak with green chili, ginger and garlic till smooth.
  3. heat oil and fry all the whole spices.
  4. add onion and fry till golden
  5. add garlic and fry for some seconds
  6. add the tomatoes and fry for 1-2 minutes
  7. add the mushrooms and fry till they shrink in size and the oil starts to leave the sides of the mixture.
  8. add turmeric powder, garam masala powder and red chili powder.
  9. stir.
  10. add the palak puree and stir for 2-3 minutes
  11. add water and salt and simmer.
  12. after 2-3 minutes, add wheat flour or maize flour or gram flour for thickening the curry. stir well.
  13. cook the palak mushroom till the gravy thickens a bit.
  14. serve palak mushroom hot with roti, naan or rice.

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Carole-Anne March 27, 2014 1

I just did it and it was sooo good! Thank you. I used 4 tbsp of tomato sauce and a chickpea/corn flour blend… just because I fet like it lol. Next time I will try adding more spinach :)


dassana amit March 30, 2014 2

welcome Carole-Anne and thanks for your feedback.


Renee September 10, 2013 3

Am I correct in assuming that you leave the whole spices in the dish? Or do you remove them?


dassana September 11, 2013 4

the whole spices are kept in the dish. if you want then before serving, you can remove them.


HEMA August 27, 2013 5

easy to cook. healthy and delicious recipe.


dassana August 29, 2013 6

thanks hema


Carol August 6, 2013 7

Mushroom saag and mikePalak paneerare my two favorite Indian dishes. I am going to use your recipe this Thursday night. Thanks so much.