mushroom matar makhani recipe, how to make mushroom matar makhani

matar mushroom curry recipe - mushroom and peas in a creamy makhani sauce/gravy.
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mushroom matar makhani recipe with step by step photos – a recipe made with makhani gravy or sauce is always looked forward for lunch or dinners.

mushroom matar makhani recipe

sometimes i prepare the makhani recipe with veggies and sometimes with paneer/cottage cheese. the popular tried and tested makhani recipes on the blog are:

like all my recipes, this method of preparing mushroom matar makhani is slightly different. this is a smooth tomato and cream based gravy. you can also just use this recipe as a base and skip either peas or mushroom. different vegetables can be also added. either you steam them or saute them before you add to the gravy/sauce.

the amount of butter and cream added in this recipe is less. just about 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp low fat cream. the creaminess comes from ground cashews and tomatoes. i have also added ground onions in this recipe. the rest of the ingredients are more or less the same as added in a makhani gravy.

mushroom matar is best served with tandoori rotis or naan or ghee rice or even with rotis. this recipe can also be made on special occasions.

there is also a homely and easy punjabi style matar mushroom recipe on the blog which is an everyday curry. another popular curry with a south indian touch is this mushroom peas curry.

if you are looking for more curry recipes then do check:

mushroom matar makhani

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:45 minutes
Cook Time:45 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 30 minutes
Course:main course
Cuisine:north indian,punjabi
Servings (change the number to scale):4
4.91 from 11 votes
matar mushroom curry recipe - mushroom and peas in a creamy makhani sauce/gravy.

INGREDIENTS FOR mushroom matar makhani

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 200 to 250 grams mushrooms
  • 1 cup peas (matar)
  • 2 large ripe red tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 12 to 15 whole cashews (kaju)
  • 1 inch ginger (adrak)
  • 3 to 4 garlic (lahsun)
  • ½ inch ginger, julienned
  • 1 green chili, slit (hari mirch)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon deghi mirch or kashmiri red chili powder OR ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon kasuri methi, crushed (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon low fat cream
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon regular sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar or as required
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt as required

HOW TO MAKE mushroom matar makhani

preparation for mushroom matar makhani

  • soak cashews in hot water for 30 mins.
  • rinse the mushrooms very well. wipe them and then chop them.
  • heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. add the mushrooms and saute till they become light golden.
  • the mushrooms would first begin to release its juices.
  • when the juices dry up and the oil is seen, saute the mushroom further till they get light golden at the edges. remove them and keep aside.
  • steam or cook the peas (matar) till they are tender. drain and keep aside.
  • make a paste of the onion, ginger and garlic with 1 tbsp water in a grinder or blender.
  • drain the soaked cashews. add to a grinder or blender and make a paste of the tomatoes and cashews.
  • no need to add water while making the tomato-cashew paste. the juices of the tomatoes would be enough to make the paste. 
  • make sure the cashews are ground thoroughly and there should be no bits and pieces of cashews in the paste.

making mushroom matar makhani

  • in the same pan which we fried mushrooms, add 1 tbsp butter. melt the butter.
  • add bay leaf and saute for a few seconds.
  • add the onion-ginger-garlic paste and saute stirring often till the paste becomes golden.
  • then add the tomato-cashew paste and saute stirring till the oil leaves the sides of the paste.
  • add all the spice powders - red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala and coriander powder.
  • stir and saute for 2-3 minutes more.
  • the whole mixture would come together as one mass with the fat being seen at the sides.
  • add the water, salt and sugar.
  • stir and then add green chilies. simmer till the makhani gravy thickens.
  • then add the crushed kasuri methi, cream and julienned ginger.
  • stir and simmer the matar mushroom curry for half a minute.
  • serve mushroom matar makhani hot with naan or jeera rice.
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preparation to make mushroom matar makhani

sauteing mushrooms

1. heat oil in a pan and add the mushrooms.

add mushrooms for mushroom matar curry recipe

2. the mushroom would release their juices first.

cooking mushrooms to make mushroom matar makhani recipe

3. when the juices dry up and the oil is seen, saute the mushroom further till they get light golden at the edges. remove them and keep aside.

sauting mushrooms for mushroom matar recipe

making mushroom matar makhani

4. in the same pan which the mushrooms were sauteed, add 1 tbsp butter. add bay leaf and saute for a few seconds.

sauting mushroom for matar mushroom curry recipe

5. add the onion-ginger-garlic paste.

sauting mushroom for matar mushroom recipe

6. saute stirring often till the paste becomes golden.

sauting mushroom masala - making mushroom matar curry

7. then add the tomato-cashew paste. this is a thick and smooth paste. remember to ground the cashews very well. there should be no small bits of cashews in it. stir and saute.

add paste to prepare mushroom matar makhani recipe

8. still stirring and sauteing the paste.

preparing mushroom matar curry recipe

9. saute, stirring till the oil begins to leave the sides of the paste. add all the spice powders – red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala and coriander powder.

preparing mushroom makhani gravy recipe

10. stir and saute for 2-3 minutes more. the whole mixture would come together as one mass with the fat being seen at the sides.

making mushroom matar makhani recipe

 

11. add the water, salt and sugar.

water for matar mushroom makhani gravy

12. stir and add the sauteed mushrooms and cooked peas.

add matar to mushroom matar makhani recipe

13. add slit green chilies.

add chillies to mushroom matar makhani recipe

14. simmer till the mushroom matar gravy thickens. then add the crushed kasuri methi, cream and julienned ginger. simmer for half a minute.

simmer - preparing mushroom matar makhani recipe

15. serve mushroom matar makhani hot with rotis or tandoori rotis or naan or jeera rice or garam masala rice or saffron rice or ghee rice.

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namaste 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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