mushroom paneer recipe, how to make paneer mushroom masala recipe

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this paneer mushroom masala is a restaurant style recipe with a super delicious taste. the gravy is creamy, slightly tangy and mildly sweet with tender mushrooms and soft paneer in it.

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mushroom paneer recipe with step by step pics. this paneer mushroom masala is a restaurant style recipe with a super delicious taste. the gravy is creamy, slightly tangy and a bit sweet with tender mushrooms and soft paneer in it.

mushroom paneer masala recipe

both white button mushrooms and paneer are favorite at home. so there are many recipes i make with them. what better than a lovely combination of both mushroom and paneer in one dish. there is another awadhi recipe of a semi dry curry which i have already shared before having both mushrooms and paneer – dhingri dolma.

to make this mushroom paneer masala recipe, i use the same ingredients as that for dhingri dolma and just change the method slightly with addition of some more ingredients. few more delicious variations you can make with paneer or mushrooms are:

preparing this restaurant style paneer mushroom masala recipe takes some time, but worth the effort. you can make it for special occasions or party or whenever you want to have rich curry dish.

you can serve mushroom paneer masala with tandoori roti, phulka or naan or paratha or even pooris. it also goes well with a mildly spiced rice like jeera rice, matar pulao, ghee rice or saffron rice.

if you are looking for more paneer recipes then do check chilli paneerpaneer butter masalapalak paneer and kadai paneer recipe.

paneer mushroom recipe below:

mushroom paneer recipe, paneer mushroom recipe
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mushroom paneer recipe | paneer mushroom recipe

this paneer mushroom masala is a restaurant style recipe with a super delicious taste. the gravy is creamy, slightly tangy and mildly sweet with tender mushrooms and soft paneer in it.

course main course
cuisine north indian, punjabi
prep time 25 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 45 minutes
servings 4
rough calories per serving 303 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for masala paste

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion or 1 large onion or 115 grams onion
  • ¾ cup chopped tomatoes or 1 large tomato or 115 grams tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cashews
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water for grinding

for making mushroom paneer

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small to medium tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • ½ teaspoon shahjeera (caraway seeds)
  • 200 grams white button mushrooms
  • ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 cup water
  • salt as required
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kasuri methi - crushed (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 200 grams paneer (cottage cheese)

how to make recipe

preparation for mushroom paneer

  1. rinse or wipe dry the button mushrooms. slice off a bit of the base stalk. then slice or chop mushrooms. keep aside.

  2. peel, rinse and chop onion, garlic and ginger. also chop tomato. keep aside. 

making paste for mushroom paneer

  1. heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan or kadai. add the chopped onion.

  2. mix and then saute on a low to medium flame till the onion starts turning golden.

  3. then add the chopped ginger, garlic and saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.

  4. next add the chopped tomatoes and 2 tablespoons whole cashews.

  5. mix very well and begin to saute the tomatoes on a low flame.

  6. if the tomatoes start sticking to the pan, then you can sprinkle some water. stir and continue to saute.

  7. saute till the tomatoes soften very well. switch off flame and let this onion-tomato mixture become warm or cool down at room temperature.

  8. then take this mixture in a grinder jar.

  9. add 3 to 4 tablespoons water and grind to a smooth paste. keep aside.

making mushroom paneer

  1. now heat 1 tablespoon oil in the same pan. add 1 small to medium tej patta and ½ teaspoon shahi jeera (caraway seeds).

  2. fry till the shahi jeera splutters. if you do not have shahi jeera, then you can use jeera (cumin seeds) or else skip shahi jeera.

  3. now add the chopped mushrooms. mix them well.

  4. begin to saute them on a low flame stirring often.

  5. the mushrooms will release water when cooking.

  6. continue to saute stirring often till all the water dries up. the entire mixture should be dry before you proceed to the next step.

  7. now add ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder and ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder. mix very well.

  8. now add the ground onion-tomato-cashew paste and mix very well.

  9. saute stirring non-stop for 4 to 5 minutes. 

  10. then add 1 cup water and mix again very well.

  11. season with salt as per taste and mix again.

  12. on a low flame let the gravy come to a boil.

  13. then add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder and ¼ teaspoon kasuri methi (crushed). mix again well.

  14. now add 200 grams paneer chopped in cubes or squares.

  15. then add ¼ cup grated or crumbled paneer. you can use 3 to 4 cubes from the 200 grams paneer and crumble them and add.

  16. mix very well and simmer for a few seconds.

  17. switch off flame and add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves.

  18. mix well and serve mushroom paneer masala with tandoori roti, phulka, naan, butter naan, pudina paratha, kerala parotta and even pooris. 

  19. this mushoom paneer curry also goes well with a mildly spiced rice like jeera rice, garam masala rice, matar pulao, ghee rice, kuska rice, saffron rice.

how to make mushroom paneer recipe:

1. rinse or wipe dry 200 grams white button mushrooms. slice off a bit of the base stalk. then slice or chop the mushrooms. keep aside.

making paneer mushroom recipe

2. peel, rinse and chop 1 large onion (115 grams onion), 4 to 5 garlic cloves and 1 inch ginger. also chop 1 large tomato (115 grams tomatoes). you will need 1 cup chopped onion, ¾ cup chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic and 1 teaspoon chopped ginger.

making paneer mushroom recipe

3. heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan or kadai. add the chopped onion.

making paneer mushroom recipe

4. mix.

making paneer mushroom recipe

5. saute on a low to medium flame.

making paneer mushroom recipe

6. saute till the onions start turning golden.

making paneer mushroom recipe

7. then add the chopped ginger and garlic.

making paneer mushroom recipe

8. saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.

making paneer mushroom recipe

9. next add the chopped tomatoes.

making paneer mushroom masala recipe

10. then add 2 tablespoons whole cashews.

making paneer mushroom recipe

11. mix very well and begin to saute the tomatoes on a low flame.

making paneer mushroom recipe

12. if the tomatoes start sticking to the pan, then you can sprinkle some water. stir and continue to saute.

making paneer mushroom masala recipe

13. saute till the tomatoes soften. switch off flame and let this onion-tomato mixture become warm or cool down at room temperature. do note that the tomatoes have to be softened well and cooked completely before you grind them.

making paneer mushroom masala recipe

14. once cooled, then take this mixture in a grinder jar.

making paneer mushroom curry recipe

15. add 3 to 4 tablespoons water and grind to a smooth paste. keep aside.

making paneer mushroom curry recipe

making paneer mushroom curry:

16. now heat 1 tablespoon oil in the same pan. add 1 small to medium tej patta and ½ teaspoon shahi jeera (caraway seeds). if you do not have shahi jeera, then you can use jeera (cumin seeds) or else skip shahi jeera. you can also add 2 tablespoons oil instead of 1 tablespoon oil.

making paneer mushroom recipe

17. fry till the shahi jeera splutters.

making paneer mushroom recipe

18. now add the chopped mushrooms.

making paneer mushroom recipe

19. mix them well.

making paneer mushroom recipe

20. begin to saute them on a low flame stirring often. stir continuously after adding mushrooms so that they do not stick to the pan.

making mushroom paneer recipe

21. the mushrooms will release water when cooking.

making mushroom paneer recipe

22. continue to saute stirring often till all the water dries up.

making mushroom paneer gravy recipe

23. the entire mixture should be dry before you proceed to the next step. now add ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder and ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder. for a more spicy taste you can add ½ to 1 teaspoon of kashmiri red chili powder.

making mushroom paneer curry recipe

24. mix very well.

making mushroom paneer curry recipe

25. now add the ground onion-tomato-cashew paste.

making mushroom paneer gravy recipe

26. mix very well.

making mushroom paneer curry recipe

27. on a low flame saute stirring non-stop for 4 to 5 minutes.

making mushroom paneer recipe

28. add 1 cup water or add water as required.

making mushroom paneer recipe

29. mix again very well.

making mushroom paneer recipe

30. season with salt as per taste and mix again.

making paneer mushroom recipe

31. on a low flame let the gravy come to a boil.

making paneer mushroom recipe

32. then add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder and ¼ teaspoon kasuri methi (crushed).

making paneer mushroom recipe

33. mix again well.

making paneer mushroom recipe

34. now add 200 grams paneer chopped in cubes or squares.

making paneer mushroom recipe

35. then add ¼ cup grated or crumbled paneer. you can use 3 to 4 cubes from the 200 grams paneer and crumble them and add.

making mushroom paneer recipe

36. mix very well and simmer for a few seconds. check the taste. if you get a tangy taste from the tomatoes, then you can add ½ teaspoon sugar. you can also add 2 to 3 tablespoons cream at this step and mix well.

making mushroom paneer recipe

37. switch off flame and add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves.

mushroom paneer recipe, paneer mushroom masala recipe

38. mix well and serve mushroom paneer masala with khasta roti, phulka, naan, garlic naan, jeera paratha and even pooris. you can also serve paneer mushroom masala with a mildly spiced rice like jeera rice, matar pulao, ghee rice.

mushroom paneer recipe, paneer mushroom masala recipe

 

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.