Matar Mushroom

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Matar mushroom recipe with step by step photos. This is a semi-dry delicious vegetable dish made with green peas, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices. It makes for a delicious and healthy meal when served with a side of chapati or naan. Vegan and gluten-free.

matar mushroom served in a dish.

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.

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 heat.

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

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Matar Mushroom

1. Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan or kadai. You can use any neutral-flavored oil.

Add finely chopped 1 medium-sized onion and saute the onions stirring often till translucent.

sauteing onions in oil in a pan

2. Then add 1.5 teaspoon crushed ginger-garlic or ginger-garlic paste. Saute for a few seconds or 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. Then add the following spice powders:

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • (¼ or ½) teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon 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 of chopped mushrooms and (⅔ or ¾) cup of green peas.

added matar and mushroom

7. Stir to mix. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

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 below for more info on the quality of peas and the amount of water to be added.

cooking matar mushroom

9. Once done, sprinkle (¼ or ½) teaspoon garam masala powder.

add garam masala to matar mushroom

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

matar mushroom

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Matar Mushroom

Semi-dry curry of peas and mushrooms made in North Indian style.
4.96 from 41 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Course Main Course
Servings 3 to 4


  • 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 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


  • 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.

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.

This Matar Mushroom post from the blog archives first published in June 2014 has been updated and republished on December 2022.

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  1. You are my go to for all recipes, love your technique behind cooking. I have learnt a lot from you .Thank you so much God bless!5 stars

  2. 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

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