matar mushroom

Matar mushroom recipe with step by step photos – a semi-dry delicious vegetable dish made with peas and mushroom. Vegan and gluten-free.

I have already posted the recipes of South Indian mushroom peas curry. this recipe is more North Indian style and also home style. Usually I make matar mushroom this way.

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You can replace mushroom with paneer or cottage cheese. Mushroom and paneer go well with most veggies and are often used to make rich curry dishes for vegetarians. In many recipes you can easily replace mushroom with paneer and vice versa. This is one such recipe.

If adding paneer, then just add them towards the end, once the peas are cooked and then switch off the flame.

You can have this matar mushroom with rotis, parathas, naan or as a side dish with dal tadka – rice or dal fry – rice combo.

How to make matar mushroom

1. Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan or kadai. Add finely chopped 1 medium-sized onion and saute till translucent.

sauteing onions in oil in a pan

2. add 1.5 tsp crushed ginger-garlic or ginger-garlic paste. Saute till the raw aroma disappears.

sauteing ginger-garlic paste in the pan

3. Add 3 medium-sized finely chopped tomatoes and 1 chopped green chili. Stir.

added 3 medium-sized finely chopped tomatoes

4. add the spice powders – ½ tsp turmeric, (¼ or ½) tsp red chili powder and 1 tsp coriander powder.

added spices for matar mushroom

5. Stir and saute till oil starts to leave the sides of the onion-tomato masala mixture.

sauteing masala mixture for matar mushroom

6. Add 200 grams chopped mushrooms and (⅔ or ¾) cup peas.

added matar and mushroom

7. stir and saute for 2 to 3 mins.

sauteing matar mushroom masala

8. then add 2 cups of water and salt as required. cover the pan with a lid and cook till the peas are softened. Please check point no 7-9 and notes section in the recipe card above For more info on the quality of peas and amount of water to be added.

cooking matar mushroom

9. once done, sprinkle (¼ or ½) tsp garam masala powder.

add garam masala to matar mushroom

10. stir and Serve matar mushroom hot with rotis, naan, parathas or chapatis.

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Matar Mushroom

4.91 from 33 votes
Semi-dry curry of peas and mushrooms made in North Indian style.
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Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:35 mins
Total Time:45 mins
Course:main course
Cuisine:north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):3 to 4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 200 grams button mushrooms
  • 2/3 or ¾ cup fresh or frozen peas *check notes
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • ¼ or ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ or ½ teaspoon garam masala powder or punjabi garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon ginger garlic paste or crushed ginger-garlic
  • 2 cups water or as required. reduce the amount of water to 1 cup if using tender or frozen peas * check notes
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan or kadai. Add the finely chopped onions and saute till translucent.
  • Add crushed ginger-garlic or ginger-garlic paste. Saute till the raw aroma disappears.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and green chilies.
  • Stir and then add the spice powders - turmeric, red chilli, coriander powder.
  • Stir and saute till oil starts to leave the sides of the onion-tomato masala mixture.
  • Add the chopped mushrooms and peas.
  • Stir and saute for 2 to 3 mins. Then add water and salt. Add water as required. If using tender or frozen peas, then reduce the water to 1 cup. If using peas which are not tender or old, then add 2 cups of water or as required. 
  • In case there is too much water even after the peas or mushrooms are cooked, then reduce the water by simmering the matar mushroom curry without a lid for some more minutes till you get the desired consistency. 
  • In case the water become less, then add some more water. The consistency is a semi dry gravy or curry. So before the gravy reaches this consistency, the peas and mushrooms should be cooked well. So add water or reduce the water from the matar mushroom gravy accordingly.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook till the peas are softened.
  • Once done, sprinkle garam masala powder.
  • Stir and serve matar mushroom hot with rotis, naan or chapatis.

Notes

* On peas and water - if using tender peas of frozen peas then you can follow the method which I have mentioned. Reduce the amount of water as tender peas or frozen peas will get cooked quickly. I have added 2 cups of water as the peas I added were taking a lot of time to cook. You can also pre cook or steam the peas before hand and then add to the gravy, once the mushrooms are done.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Matar Mushroom
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 635mg18%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1320IU26%
Vitamin C 35.6mg43%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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  1. Made this recipe last night, it was yummy. I finally added coconut (grated and grinded) to the gravy. I made it as curry for rice and dosa. It was very delicious. Thank you for the wonderful recipe5 stars

    • thank you sasi. coconut will give a good taste and flavor. matar mushroom goes very well with dosa and rice. welcome and happy cooking.

  2. Tried this recipe last night. My family loved it so much, they made me make it again tonight. I always trust this site for veg dishes. ????5 stars

    • Thanks Anuja for your positive feedback on matar mushroom recipe. Glad to know that you like the website.

  3. Amazing and delicious…thank yuu for this recipe. I used to think I couldn’t make good Indian food at home. Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes.5 stars

    • welcome jerry and thanks for the feedback and rating. sure do try some more recipes from the blog. happy cooking.

  4. My husband relished this dish. I just started following your blog for veg recipes and I am loving it5 stars

  5. Love this dish! Sometimes I use frozen mushrooms to save time and it still turns out great ???? thank you Dassana for another amazing recipe which is simple and healthy.5 stars

    • thank you ruby for this positive feedback on matar mushroom. glad to know. happy cooking.

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