methi mushroom recipe, how to make methi mushroom restaurant style

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methi mushroom
restaurant style methi mushroom recipe - curried dish made with button mushrooms and fenugreek leaves.
5 from 14 votes
total time:
60minutes

methi mushroom recipe with step by step photos – this is a delicious curry or gravy based dish made with button mushrooms and methi (fenugreek leaves). this methi mushroom recipe was so good that inspite of not so nice photos i have to post it.

methi mushroom

methi mushroom is a classic adaptation of the famous non vegetarian dish methi murgh. methi murgh is a famous north indian curry made with chicken, fenugreek and yogurt.

i have adapted this methi mushroom recipe from jiggs kalra’s book “prashad – cooking with indian masters“. this dish is very easy to make. just some patience and time is required. this is definitely not a curry in a hurry.

to make this dish, firstly the mushrooms are marinated in yogurt and then cooked in the aromatic masala. the methi (fenugreek leaves) also gives a beautiful aroma to the dish.

instead of fresh methi/fenugreek leaves, you can also make the methi mushroom dish with dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi). the amounts are given below in the recipe details.

this methi mushroom dish goes very well with some rotis or naans and even some jeera rice. we had this with phulkas. our lunch and dinners are very simple and not complicated. if i don’t make dal, then i end up making simple gravy dishes like this with some phulkas and salad.

so do try to make this finger licking methi mushroom. this is also one dish that can go on party menus or can be made on special occasions. it does taste restaurant style and pairs excellently with rotis or naans. vegans can use cashew curd or any vegan curd.

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methi mushroom

5 from 14 votes
Prep Time:35 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:1 hr
restaurant style methi mushroom recipe - curried dish made with button mushrooms and fenugreek leaves.
methi mushroom
Course:main course
Cuisine:north indian,punjabi
Servings:4
Calories:180kcal

INGREDIENTS FOR methi mushroom

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

main ingredients for methi mushroom

  • 200 to 250 grams white button mushrooms
  • ¼ cup full fat fresh curd (dahi or yogurt)
  • 1 cup fresh methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) OR 1 to 2 tablespoon dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  • 3 tablespoons oil or ghee
  • 1 large onion - chopped or ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 or 2 green chili - sliced or chopped (hari mirch)
  • ½ tablespoon ginger garlic paste (adrak lahsun ka paste)
  • 3 medium size tomatoes - chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • salt as required
  • ¼ to ½ cup water or add as required

whole garam masala for methi mushroom

  • 2 to 3 green cardamoms (choti elaichi or hari elaichi)
  • 1 inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 1 black cardamom (badi elaichi)
  • 1 tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • 2 to 3 cloves (lavang)
  • 1 to 2 single strands of mace (javitri) - optional

HOW TO MAKE methi mushroom

preparation for methi mushroom recipe

  • rinse the mushrooms in running water 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 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 pick the fenugreek leaves from their stems.
  • soak in water for some seconds so that the mud etc settles down at the bottom.
  • throw the water and again soak the leaves.
  • 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.
  • add the whole garam masala - black cardamom, cinnamon, green cardamoms, cloves, tej patta and mace.
  • fry the whole garam masala till the oil becomes fragrant. don't burn them.
  • add onions and fry 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.
  • now add the tomatoes. saute them till they become soft and mushy. 
  • keep on stirring the masala.
  • add all the dry spice powders - turmeric, coriander and red chili powder. mix well. 
  • then saute till oil leaves from the sides of the whole mixture.
  • lower the flame and add the marinated mushrooms.
  • also add the chopped methi leaves or dry methi leaves. 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 till the mushrooms are cooked.
  • do check in between and if the consistency looks dry then add some more water.
  • once the mushrooms are cooked, then check the taste and add salt or spice powders if required. 
  • garnish methi mushroom with some chopped coriander leaves.
  • serve methi mushroom hot with rotis or naan.

RECIPE TIPS

tips for making methi mushroom curry:
  • 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 & ginger-garlic paste as per your preference.
  • instead of oil, you can also use ghee.
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how to make methi mushroom recipe

1. rinse 200 to 250 grams mushrooms in running water and get rid of the mud from them. then drain the water very well.

mushroom methi recipe

2. chop the mushrooms and keep aside.

mushroom methi recipe

3. in a bowl take ¼ cup curd and a pinch of salt to it. beat the curd till smooth. use full fat fresh curd so that the curd does not split while cooking.

mushroom methi recipe

4. add the curd to the chopped mushrooms.

mushroom methi recipe

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

mushroom methi recipe

6. meanwhile pick the fenugreek leaves from their stems. methi leaves should be around 1 cup or you can also use 1 to 2 tablespoons of dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi).

mushroom methi recipe

7. soak in water for some seconds so that the mud etc settles down at the bottom.

mushroom methi recipe

8. throw the water. i have used a colander while throwing water as the methi leaves may drop down.

mushroom methi recipe

9. again soak the methi leaves.

mushroom methi recipe

10. now rinse the methi leaves well under running water till the leaves are clean and the mud particles are not there.

mushroom methi recipe

11. drain them in a colander.

mushroom methi recipe

12. chop methi leaves finely. keep aside.

mushroom methi recipe

13. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making methi mushroom.

mushroom methi recipe

making methi mushroom

14. heat 3 tablespoons oil or ghee in a pan or kadai.

mushroom methi recipe

15. add the whole garam masala – 2 to 3 green cardamoms, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 black cardamom , 1 tej patta, 2 to 3 cloves and 1 to 2 single strands of mace (javitri).

mushroom methi recipe

16. fry the whole garam masala till the oil becomes fragrant. don’t burn them.

mushroom methi recipe

17. then add ½ cup chopped onions.

mushroom methi recipe

18. mix very well and on a low flame begin to saute the onions.

mushroom methi recipe

19. do keep stirring the onions in between. be patient as onions do take time to get browned.

mushroom methi recipe

20. saute till the onions begin to get golden.

mushroom methi recipe

21. immediately add 1 to 2 chopped green chilies (hari mirch) and ½ tablespoon ginger-garlic paste (adrak lahsun paste).

mushroom methi recipe

22. mix very well and saute for a minute.

mushroom methi recipe

23. then add 3 medium sized chopped tomatoes.

mushroom methi recipe

24. mix well and saute till the tomatoes become soft and mushy.

mushroom methi recipe

25. keep on stirring the masala.

mushroom methi recipe

26. add all the dry spice powders – ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi), 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder) and ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder).

mushroom methi recipe

27. stir and mix very well.

mushroom methi recipe

28. saute till oil leaves from the sides of the whole masala mixture.

mushroom methi recipe

29. lower the flame and add the marinated mushrooms with the yogurt.

mushroom methi recipe

30. next add the chopped methi leaves or dry methi leaves.

mushroom methi recipe

31. mix well.

mushroom methi recipe

32. add about ¼ to ½ cup of water.

mushroom methi recipe

33. also add salt as per taste. do keep in mind that some salt has been added to the marination.

mushroom methi recipe

34. stir well.

mushroom methi recipe

35. cover the pan or kadai and simmer till the mushrooms are cooked.

mushroom methi recipe

36. do check in between and if the consistency looks dry then add some more water.

mushroom methi recipe

37. once the mushrooms are cooked then check the taste and add more salt or spice powders if required.

mushroom methi recipe

38. garnish methi mushroom with some coriander leaves.

mushroom methi recipe

39. serve methi mushroom hot with rotis or naan or tandoori rotis or jeera rice.

methi mushroom recipe


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