matar mushroom recipe, how to make matar mushroom

matar mushroom recipe with step by step photos – a semi dry delicious vegetable dish made with peas and mushroom. i have already posted the recipes of mushroom matar curry recipe made in south indian style before.

matar mushroom recipe, mushroom matar recipe

this recipe is more north indian style and also home style. usually i make matar mushroom this way.

you can replace mushroom with paneer or cottage cheese. mushroom and paneer goes 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 simmer for a couple of minutes.

you can have this matar mushroom with rotis, parathas, naan or as a side dish with dal tadka – rice or dal fry – rice combo. this peas mushroom curry is vegan as well as gluten free.

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matar mushroom recipe

4.91 from 30 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:35 mins
Total Time:45 mins
Course:main course
Cuisine:north indian
Calories: 168kcal
Servings (change the number to scale):3 to 4
matar mushroom recipe, mushroom matar recipe
mushroom matar recipe - semi dry curry of peas and mushrooms made north indian style.

INGREDIENTS FOR matar mushroom recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 200 grams button mushrooms
  • 2/3 or ¾ cup fresh or frozen peas (matar) *check notes
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped (hari mirch)
  • ¼ or ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ or ½ teaspoon garam masala powder or punjabi garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania 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

HOW TO MAKE matar mushroom recipe

  • 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.


* 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.
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how to make matar mushroom recipe

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

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

making mushroom matar masala

3. add 3 medium sized finely chopped tomatoes and 1 chopped green chili. stir.

making mushroom matar masala

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

adding spices - preparing matar mushroom

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

preparing matar mushroom masala

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

add matar and mushrooms

7. stir and saute for 2 to 3 mins.

sauting matar mushroom masala

8. then add 2 cups 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.

preparing matar mushroom recipe

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

add garam masala to matar mushroom recipe

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

matar mushroom recipe, mushroom matar recipe



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namaste and welcome to 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

  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

  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

  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

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  9. Hi Dasana! I’m newly married and also new to cooking! LOL Also since I prefer vegetarian cuisine and healthy food made with less oil/ghee I was happy to come across your recipe. I tried this out today and it has come out truly delicious! I’m sure my husband is going to love it as well! Do keep posting healthy vegetarian recipes Dasana and thank you!5 stars