Methi Mushroom – Mushroom and Fenugreek (Methi) Curry

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I always enjoy a good alliteration, especially when I find one as tasty as this Methi Mushroom. This deliciously creamy methi curry is made using button mushrooms, fenugreek leaves, curd, herbs & spices for a lovely vegetarian take on a North Indian classic.

methi mushroom in a white bowl on a yellow napkin.

About This Methi Mushroom

My methi mushroom is a classic adaptation of the famous North Indian chicken dish known as methi murgh masala. The recipe is inspired from Jiggs Kalra’s book “Prashad – Cooking With Indian Masters.”

This finger licking curry is perfect for putting on party menus or for celebrating special occasions. It tastes incredible and is a real crowd pleaser, even for our omnivorous friends! It can also be made vegan friendly by swapping in a plant-based curd.

This restaurant style dish is very easy to make, requiring only patience and time rather than a defined set of kitchen skills. All the same, you should note that this is definitely not a curry in a hurry.

To make this methi curry recipe, the mushrooms are first marinated in yogurt and then cooked in the aromatic masala. The methi (fenugreek leaves) gives a beautiful aroma to the dish.

Instead of fresh methi, you can also make this dish with dry fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi). The ratios are given in the recipe card below.

This mushroom methi curry goes very well with any kind of flatbread or carb-y side to soak it up; Roti, Naan, Paratha, or even Jeera Rice are all excellent accompaniments that are similarly easy to execute.

So if you’re still a kitchen novice but want to make something really impressive for your loved ones, give this methi mushroom curry a try (and let us know how it turns out in the comments below)!

Step-by-Step Guide

How To Make Methi Mushroom

Marinate Mushrooms

1. Rinse 200 to 250 gram mushrooms under running water to rid them of any mud, then drain the water very well.

rinsing button mushrooms in a colander.

2. Chop the mushrooms into quarters and keep aside.

quartered button mushrooms in a prep bowl.

3. In a bowl, mix together ¼ cup of curd (yogurt) and a pinch of salt; beat the curd till smooth.

NOTE: Please use full fat fresh curd or homemade curd made from whole milk so that it does not split or separate while cooking.

yogurt and salt whisked together in a small white bowl.

4. Add the curd to the chopped mushrooms.

yogurt added to quartered mushrooms.

5. Coat the mushrooms very well with the beaten curd. Cover and marinate for 30 to 40 minutes at room temperature.

mushrooms marinating in yogurt for making methi mushroom masala

Prep Methi

6. Meanwhile, pick the fenugreek leaves from their stems. If using fresh methi leaves, you’ll need around 1 cup, or you can also use 1 to 2 tablespoons of dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi).

fresh methi leaves in a large mug.

7. Soak in water for a minute or so, so that any dirt clinging to the leaves settles down at the bottom.

NOTE: This is not necessary if using kasuri methi.

soaking fresh methi in water.

8. Drain and discard the water.

draining methi above a colander to catch any stray leaves.

9. Soak the methi leaves for a second time.

soaking methi leaves for a second time.

10. Now drain and rinse the methi leaves well under running water till the leaves are clean.

rinsing methi leaves under running water in a colander.

11. Drain them in a colander.

washed and drained methi leaves in a colander.

12. Chop methi leaves finely. Keep aside.

bright green chopped methi leaves in a small white prep bowl.

13. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready.

ingredients for making mushroom methi recipe all measured out into white bowls on a black table.

Make Curry Base

14. Heat 3 tablespoons neutral flavored oil or ghee in a pan or kadai.

oil heating in a kadai.

15. Add the whole garam masala or spices as listed below:

  • 2 to 3 green cardamom pods
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 tej patta (Indian bay leaf)
  • 2 to 3 cloves
  • 1 to 2 single strands of mace
whole garam masala added to oil to bloom.

16. Fry the spices on low heat till the oil becomes fragrant and the spices splutter, being careful not to burn them.

tempering the spices in oil

17. Then add ½ cup chopped onions.

finely chopped onion added to whole masala in pan.

18. Mix very well and begin to sauté the onions on a low heat.

onions are becoming tender and translucent as they cook.

19. Stir at intervals as needed. Be patient as onions take time to get browned.

wooden spoon stirring the onions as they continue to cook.

20. Sauté until the onions begin to turn golden.

onions are now a deep golden color.

21. Immediately add 1 to 2 chopped green chilies or about 1 teaspoon chopped green chillies and ½ tablespoon ginger-garlic paste.

chiles and ginger garlic paste added to pan with onions and masala.

22. Mix very well and sauté for a minute.

stirring in the new additions.

23. Then add 3 medium-sized chopped tomatoes or about 1.25 to 1.5 cups chopped tomatoes.

tomatoes added to pan.

24. Mix well and sauté till the tomatoes become soft and mushy.

tomatoes are starting to break down and look slightly more orange in color.

25. Keep on stirring the masala.

tomatoes are well broken down at this point.

26. Add all the dry spice powders as listed below

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
dry spices added to the mix.

27. Stir and mix very well.

stirring in the new additions with a wooden spoon.

28. Sauté the tomatoes until they soften and oil leaves the sides of the chunky masala mixture.

tomato onion masala is well cooked, with oil releasing from the sides.

Make Mushroom Methi Curry

29. Lower the heat and add the marinated mushrooms with the yogurt.

yogurt marinated mushrooms added to the masala.

30. Next add the chopped methi leaves (or dry methi leaves).

methi leaves added on top of the mushrooms.

31. Mix well.

mushrooms and methi are well stirred into the masala.

32. Add about ¼ to ½ cup of water.

adding water.

33. Also add salt to taste, keeping in mind that some salt has been added during the marination process.

adding salt.

34. Stir and mix well.

stirring mushroom methi to combine.

35. Cover the pan or kadai and simmer till the mushrooms are cooked. This can take about 8 to 10 minutes on a low to medium-low heat.

lid on methi mushroom pan.

36. Check occasionally; if the consistency looks dry then add some more water.

stirring mushroom methi recipe to check water level.

37. Once the mushrooms are cooked and the curry has a medium consistency, then check the taste and season as needed.

mushroom methi recipe is bubbling on the stove and looks well cooked.

38. Garnish methi mushroom with some coriander leaves.

fresh coriander leaves added to complete mushroom methi recipe.

39. Serve methi mushroom hot with any Indian flatbread of your choice, or cumin rice if you are gluten-free.

methi mushroom in a white bowl on a yellow napkin.

FAQs

Can I use different types of mushrooms?

Absolutely! Button mushrooms are widely available, but feel free to substitute quartered baby bella/cremini mushrooms, shiitakes, or portobellos. Please note that some varieties of mushrooms should have their stems removed before chopping, as they are stiff and woody.

Can I use canned tomatoes?

Absolutely. Use either drained diced tomatoes, or use whole tomatoes that you chop yourself.

How long do the mushrooms take to cook?

You can tell that the mushrooms are done when you see oil specks floating on the top of the gravy; this takes about 8 to 10 minutes after adding the mushrooms to the masala base.

How do I keep the curd from splitting when I add it to the masala base?

When adding yogurt or curd to any dish, be sure to lower the flame and stir briskly while adding. Also, be sure that you are using fresh, full-fat curd – if the yogurt is a bit old or is a low-fat variety, it is more likely to split.

Can I add peas to the methi mushroom?

Sure! I suggest steaming the peas separately and stirring them in at the end, as peas and mushrooms cook at different rates.

My fenugreek leaves taste super bitter. Is this normal?

Sometimes methi can be bitter, but where I live this is not the norm. Next time you make the recipe, sprinkle some salt on the methi leaves and let them sit for about 15 to 20 minutes. After letting them rest, squeeze the leaves and the bitterness will be released.

If I use kasuri methi (dried fenugreek), do I still need to soak the leaves?

Nope! Simply skip that step and proceed with the recipe as written.

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methi mushroom in a white bowl on a yellow napkin

Methi Mushroom | Mushroom Methi Curry

Methi mushroom is a delicious vegetarian curry made with button mushrooms, fenugreek leaves, curd, aromatics, tomatoes, herbs and spices. Serve with roti, rice or naan for a hearty meal.
4.91 from 30 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Marinating Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cuisine North Indian, Punjabi
Course Main Course
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 4
Units

Ingredients

Main ingredients

  • 200 to 250 grams button mushrooms
  • ¼ cup Curd (yogurt), fresh and full-fat or made with whole milk
  • 1 cup fenugreek leaves (methi leaves) or 1 to 2 tablespoons dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  • 3 tablespoons oil or ghee
  • ½ cup chopped onions or 1 medium-sized onion
  • 1 or 2 green chili – sliced or chopped or 1 teaspoon chopped
  • ½ tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 3 tomatoes – medium-sized, chopped or 1.25 to 1.5 cups chopped tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • salt as required
  • ¼ to ½ cup water or add as required

Whole spices

  • 2 to 3 green cardamoms
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 tej patta (Indian bay leaf)
  • 2 to 3 cloves
  • 1 to 2 single strands of mace – optional

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • Rinse the mushrooms in running water a few times and get rid of the mud from them. Drain all the water very well. 
  • Chop them and keep aside.
  • In a bowl take ¼ cup curd and a pinch of salt to it. Beat the curd with a small wired whisk till smooth. Use full fat fresh curd so that the curd does not split while cooking.
  • Add the mushrooms to the curd and marinate for 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile pluck the fenugreek leaves from their stems.
  • In a bowl soak the leaves in water for 4 to 5 minutes so that the mud etc from the leaves settles down at the bottom.
  • Throw the water and again soak the leaves for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Now rinse the methi leaves well under running water till the leaves are clean and the mud particles are not there.
  • Drain them in a colander. Chop the methi leaves finely.

Making methi mushroom

  • Heat oil or ghee in a pan or kadai (wok).
  • Add the whole spices – black cardamom, cinnamon, green cardamoms, cloves, tej patta and mace.
  • Fry the spices till the oil becomes fragrant and the spices splutter. Don't burn them. Fry spices on a low heat.
  • Add onions and stirring often sauté them on low to medium-low heat till they begin to get golden.
  • Be patient as onions do take time to get browned. Keep stirring the onions in between.
  • Once the onions begin to get golden brown, add chopped green chilies and ginger-garlic paste. Sauté for a minute on low heat.
  • Now add the tomatoes. Sauté them on low to medium-low heat till they become soft and mushy. Keep on stirring the masala base.
  • Add all the dry spice powders – turmeric, coriander and red chili powder. Mix well. 
  • Then sauté stirring often till oil leaves from the sides of the whole masala mixture.
  • Lower the heat and add the marinated mushrooms.
  • Also add the chopped methi leaves or dry methi leaves (kasuri methi). Mix again. 
  • Add about ¼ to ½ cup of water. Also add salt as per taste. Do keep in mind that some salt has been added to the marination. 
  • Stir, cover the pan or kadai and simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes on low heat till the mushrooms are tender and cooked.
  • Do check in between and if the consistency looks dry then add some more water.
  • Once the mushrooms are cooked and the curry has a medium consistency then check the taste and add salt if required. 
  • Garnish methi mushroom with some chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve methi mushroom hot or warm with roti or naan.

Notes

  • Use fresh and full fat yogurt in the recipe or else there are chances of it getting spilt in the gravy.
  • You can reduce or increase the amount of red chili powder, green chilies and ginger-garlic paste as per your preference.
  • Instead of oil, you can also use ghee.
  • Feel free to use other varieties of edible mushrooms like fresh shiitake or cremini or portobello.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Methi Mushroom | Mushroom Methi Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 424mg18%
Potassium 463mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 864IU17%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 2mg10%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 5mg33%
Vitamin K 9µg9%
Calcium 46mg5%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 28µg7%
Iron 2mg11%
Magnesium 24mg6%
Phosphorus 120mg12%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Methi Mushroom post from the blog archives first published in August 2012 has been republished and updated on 21 January 2022.

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101 Comments

  1. This is one of my personal favourites…lost count of the number of times I have made this.The curd marination adds to the flavour and taste.Thanks for sharing.5 stars

    1. thank you winnie. glad to read this feedback from you. agree that the curd marination adds to the flavor and taste. welcome and thanks again.

  2. Truly it looked the best and tastes unforgetably delicious. It’s a receipe to try over n over !5 stars

  3. Hi, I really like your recipes and have tried many. They always come out good. Question for this recipe- When do you add Salt? Is it with the dry spices or in the end after mushroom is cooked?
    Thanks,
    Preeta

    1. thanks preeta. salt is added after adding water. some salt is added in the yogurt marination and some salt is added later after adding water. i will update in the post also.

  4. Semma tasty dish
    I remembered me fish curry taste . I use to ve that during my childhood
    Thank u so much
    Lovely dish
    Simple and fantastic5 stars

  5. Hi Dassana, keen to try this recipe, can I use Gobi or any other vegetable instead of mushroom ? Also, no matter how hard I try to whisk in the yogurt, it always splits 🙁 so looks-wise not so nice BUT taste-wise A+. Your recipes always turn out fabulous, no complaints from the family but compliments….I always point anyone who asks about the recipe to your website, even strangers whom I meet at the supermarket lol ! You are a star ⭐️my dear !

    1. yes you can. go ahead and prepare the recipe. for mixing yogurt, keep the flame on low or keep the pan down. add the yogurt. when you are adding the yogurt, start mixing it. be brisk and quick. once all the yogurt has been mixed uniformly, then you can keep the pan on stove top.

      thanks a lot dimpi. its because of readers like you that i am adding recipes. its your encouragement and motivation that keeps me going.

  6. Thanks a lot for these wonderful recipes…I’ve been following your recipes for a couple of years….and they’re the best. Sometimes when I don’t find recipe of something I want to cook in your site, I feel sad….coz I am confident and trust your recipes….they always turns out well…awesome work …pls keep up the good work.

    1. your appreciation and compliment means a lot to us 🙂 thankyou for your kind and generous words. god bless you dhanya.

  7. Hi….
    how much time the mushrooms take to be cooked perfectly??
    i did not cook mushroom before… eager to try this receipe… collected all the ingredients…!!!! hope it comes out well….!!
    thanks a ton!!5 stars

    1. thanks devjani. when you see oil specks floating on the top, it means the mushrooms as well as the gravy is done. mushrooms take 8 to 10 minutes to cook.

  8. Hello ma’am…. Thank you sooooo much sharing these delicious recipes with us…..i’ve been following you past 4-5 month….. N its been a yummy n mouth watering experience??? i jst love cooking n learning food…n your recipes have made it easier n more fun….Everyone jst loved d food I cook for them…..not only family but my also my friend and relatives……..Thanks for making me a cooking star!!!??
    Lots of love and wishes….keep up the good work….5 stars

    1. thats so good to know aanchal. thanks for sharing your experience and also thanks for this lovely comment. wish you all the best for your future.

  9. Deliciously awesome recipe is it… Just tried it.. The marination added more flavor.. Thanks for sharing the recipe… I have been following you since few months… 🙂 you share the simple yet delicious recipes..

    1. pleased to know trupti you liked our blog recipes thankyou so much for your kind words.

  10. I was very eager to make this recipe from the day i hav seen it….I had methi at my home but was unable to get mushrooms from past few days……finally i got mushrooms but methi got spoiled 🙁 ……Today i made mushroom with kasuri methi….I just cant believe…The curry is just like in Restaurant…. I loved it !!!!!!

  11. Hey Dassana, this is the second time I m writing to u. Thanx for the lovely recipe. I m a confirmed non vegetarian. But, I hv been cooking a lot of veg recipes since I came across your website. My family relishes them. God bless.

    1. thanks manali for your positive feedback and for your wishes. glad to know that you are cooking more veg food at home.

  12. Amazing recipe..cooked mashroom for the first time today.. Everyone loved it. Paneer tikka and methi mashroom was the menu..awesome dinner!
    Thank you5 stars

    1. thnaks shruti for this feedback. paneer tikka and methi mushrooms is a good combination in a menu.

  13. Love the taste. I added some agave nectar as I used canned tomatoes and Greek yogurt which are both super tangy. I can tell you put a lot of effort into your recipes!!5 stars

  14. i tried out a number of recipes from your post, they were excellent. in fact, my strictly non-veg family is relishing your veg recipes on par with chicken or mutton items. Thanks. In fact, we have almost stopped going to expensive restaurants , as your recipes taste better. Thanks again. God bless you. May i request you to post a recipe of paneer pasanda?5 stars

    1. welcome radha. thats good to know. thanks for your kind words and blessings. even we avoid going to restaurants now. i have noted down the paneer pasanda recipe request.

  15. I tried this recipe and it turn out to be fabulous and tasty. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us. This is the best site for veg recipes and also for food lovers5 stars

  16. Hi Dassana,
    I am a big fan ! I just love the way you write – simple, open, detailed, weaving a background into each of your recipes. I have tried many recipes and specially trust your healthy cake recipes ! You are one of the reasons why I have developed a love for cooking and are the first site I check with for any recipe. 🙂
    I want to try methi mushroom today. Will this recipe work if I were to include (cooked) green peas in it ? I could add them at the stage where mushroom is added to the gravy. Or would you recommend marinating the peas along with the mushrooms? Could you also suggest a remedy so that the curd doesnt split….would adding a tbsp of besan to the curd help in not splitting?
    Thanks for the inspiration and the great blog !

    1. thanks a lot suman for the kind words. i would suggest to steam the peas before and then add toward the end. peas will take more time to cook than mushrooms. secondly when adding the yogurt/curd is any dish, lower the flame and while adding stir briskly. this method does help the yogurt not to split. adding besan will help, but the taste will change. i would suggest to roast the besan first separately, till it becomes aromatic and then add. this would give a different flavor then adding besan directly.

  17. Hi! M a huge fan of your recipes. Would have tried more than 20 of them! I want to try this dish as we unexpectedly have mushroom in kitchen but I dont have curd. Can I use any substitute?

    1. thanks rajshree. curd is required to marinate. so yes essential in this recipe.

      1. Thanks Dassana! I made kadhai mushrooms that day but this recipe was so tempting that I am trying it today with all the essential ingredients!5 stars

  18. hi I tried this recipe and it came out fab, it was like restaurant dish so rich and tasty. I have tried most of your recipes and all were superb. Awesome keep up the good work.

  19. It came out superb. Didn’t have time to marinate, so added sour cream towards the end.
    Thanks for all your awesome recipes.
    Muchos Gracias.
    Deepta.5 stars

  20. Hello Dassana,

    I tired the recipe you have posted in this site of Methi Mushroom, my mum loved it. She was not fond of mushroom earlier, but now she herself gets mushroom and asks me to make it. Thank you!
    We are bong and are highly non vegetarian, but tis recipe can give a tight competition to all non veg food. I can eat this everyday without complaining.. Thank you once again. You ROCK 🙂

    1. welcome reena. its good to hear positive feedback from you. specially considering the fact that you mostly eat non-vegetarian food. it all depends upon how we cook the recipes. i believe every recipe can be made delicious whether its non-veg or vegetarian food.

  21. Cool recipe Dassana..I made it in my birthday dinner along with some other dishes but this one was the hit… Thank you so much..5 stars

  22. Dassana, when i cooked it the colour was much lighter. Why is that so? Did I use more curd? I had lil less mushroom so i used one tomato less. Or is it bcos of this?

    Albeit, This recipe is v v tasty! Came out very rich and delicious. my husband loved it.
    Please try this dish all u readers! 🙂

    1. may be due to less tomatoes. did you you add more curd? adding more curd will also lighten the color. thanks.

  23. Lovely clicks and I never tasted mushroom with methi leaves.Thanks for sharing.

  24. Delicious !!!!!!!! I tried this with kasuri methi. Everyone in my family liked this very much.5 stars

  25. I tried couple of recipes from your website and those are great in taste.
    Thanks for posting such a great recipes with simple procedure.
    I am impressed.

  26. Thanks for the recipe, Dassana. However, I used dry methi – kabuki methi – and it turned out pretty awful. Will use fresh methi next time and I’m sure the recipe will be a winner around the dinner table then!

    Thanks again!

    1. oh… 🙁 the recipe is good. even with dry methi it should work. next time do try with fresh methi leaves.

  27. Hi Dassana,
    You have a wonderful blog, I have tried the methi mushroom n it came out fantastic! My hubby loved it , next time we’ll try the same with chicken instead of mushroom. I am also a Goan, but presently in States, have bookmarked many of your recipes to try5 stars

  28. as soon as i saw this recipe i decided i wanted to make it i get bored easily cooking the same method of food and am always looking for new styles and today i made this for lunch, i marinated the mushroom and kept it overnight saves time and i did not add water since mushrooms give out so much water along with it i had made spinach mutton trust me the mushroom tasted much better than the mutton. if vegetables are cooked well and made tasty many people would reduce meat eating. i never get french beans and gavar right if you have any tips for that do let me know. THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPES

    1. thanks barkha. i do agree that if veggies are cooked well in a delicious curry or gravy then meat eating would be reduced. i did not get the second part of your comment of french beans & gavar. tips for what?

  29. I love the idea of maringnating mushroom !
    But the gravy turned out different, I could see the dots of yogurt. Also it tasted a bit bitter. I don’t know where I went wrong. Will try once again…

    1. the bitterness would be due to the methi leaves. here we do not get leaves which are very bitter. so next time when you make the recipe, sprinkle some salt on the methi leaves for about 15-20 minutes and then squeeze them. the bitterness will be released.

      the dots of yogurt, could be as the yogurt got split in the curry. whenever making any yogurt based dish unless it calls for sour yogurt, always use fresh yogurt.

      1. I used dried methi. So do I soak in water? I do not get fresh methi nearby.
        Thanks for reply

  30. I had past through all your Indian recipe,what you send to me since i joined in your website, actually it is very nice and also i had already tasted for cooking.so what i am saying keep on going.my question is do you have any institute?or restaurant?

    1. thanks for the encouraging comments john. i don’t have any institute or restaurant. the recipes which i add on the blog, are all homemade. glad to know you liked the recipes.

  31. ma dear sister,the recipe of aloo gobi matter it is so nice .keep on going

  32. I made this recipe and I have to tell that it came delicious and no leftovers ! Love this blog, all the recipes always come perfect! Thank you for such a beautiful pictures!

  33. Dassana whats the name of Jiggs Kalra’s book.. I would love to have that book as my dear hubby loves restaurant style dishes..

    1. the name of jigg’s kalra book is prashad – cooking with the masters. i have mentioned it in the post. may be you missed it. the book has indian cuisines like awadhi, rajasthani, punjabi, goan, south indian, maharashtrian and the famous indian snacks & sweets as well. a great book to cook some really great food at home.

  34. Its yummy Dassana.. would recommend this dish to those who love mushrooms….
    Regards
    Jot

  35. That’s an interesting recipe with lovely images. What do you mean ‘not so nice’ pictures? Very nice photography, Dassana.

    So, did you try a lot of recipes from Jiggs Kalra’s cookbook? I was contemplating on whether to buy the book or not. How did you find the book?

    Btw, your reader Shari (from S.Africa) is right in pointing that your blog is home to awesome vegetarian recipes. I second her. Hard work leads to success and comments like Shari’s are testament to the blog’s success. Keep up the good work, Dassana. 🙂

    1. thanks sailaja for your encouraging and positive comments. i like your blog. a treasure for andhra food as well as indian food.

      the pics are good on the look of it.. but the photographer in me did not like them. i had visualized something else in my mind and when taking the pics, it became something else. these things happens when photographing food.

      i have tried some recipes from jigg’s kalra’s book and they were good. the non veg ones, i substituted with aubergines or mushrooms or potatoes or mix veg. the book has many non veg recipes. they are really restaurant style. it is an excellent book. i would recommend you to buy it. you just have to cut down on the proportions mentioned so that it suits your family. even the spice powders i adjust to family’s need when making the recipe.

      1. Thanks for your feedback, Dassana. I was looking for restaurant style recipes and hoping Jigg Kalra’s book would be a good fit.

  36. Oh those are the fenugreek leaves! I used to drink tea made of that for breast feeding, and I wish I know how to cook meal with it so I can intake more of those. 🙂 Looks delicious!

    1. there are many recipes on the web where you can learn how to cook with methi leaves. in india also we make methi laddoos for lactating mothers.

  37. Oh no! A post that is a week too late. My daughter left home – she loves mushrooms and we had plenty the time she was with me. Husband hates it. So I am left to drool over this picture. I think I will just substitute it with other veggies and make. It will not taste as good though.

    1. if you make with other veggies, it does not taste that good. i have made the spicy south indian mushroom biryani with veggies only, and it was not at all tasting like the original one.

      1. I made a slight variation since I had cream that needed to be used up soon instead of yogurt and used one soft boiled potato and peas and made this. Yummy. I think it might just well be my next post. Though I know the mushroom would have been better.

        1. thank radha. the cream has made all the difference. cream and fenugreek are a really good combination in gravies and curries. mushrooms also would have made a difference to the curry.

  38. Delicious Dassana, marinating mushroom is new idea to me. Sure I will try next time.

  39. I can almost smell and taste this dish from here. I love that the mushrooms are marinated and fresh methi adds great flavor. One more of your dishes, on my list to cook.

  40. Im from South Africa, and came across your website by chance whilst searching for vegetarian dishes. I have tried many of your recipes including this mushroom recipe, which was out of this world. I have also tried your mushroom biryani, pakoras, chick pea patties – cant remember the name and a few others, and they were all amazing. Im so impressed by the simple step by step method, but hats off to you for creating such awesome recipes. Its makes being vegetarian so much more worth while. Im addicted to your site and look forward to new posts as well as trying the recipes. Thankyou for your much appreciated effort, and wish you success for all your endevours for the future. God Bless.

    1. thanks shari. felt so good reading your comment. your encouraging words are a blessing. and on top it you are asking god to bless me. thats really touching from your side. thanks once again.

  41. An interesting recipe, again new to me but already on the ‘to do’ list. Marinating in yogurt very much appeals! Here in Australia our mushrooms arrive in our hands pristine clean, so luckily just a bare need to wipe! Thanks!!

    1. you are lucky eha. the mushrooms that i get here are not pristine clean. i always have to rinse them in water before i cook them.

  42. Looks very delicious. I never tried methi with mushroom but very nice combination. I wiil definitely give it a try some point soon. Thanks for the recipe. Pics are making me hungry now…

  43. Looks lovely.. personally I haven’t tasted this combination and this is tempting me a lot..:)
    Reva