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Tawa mushroom recipe with step by step photos – a delicious recipe of mushroom tawa masala where button mushrooms are cooked in a spiced onion-tomato based gravy.

tawa mushroom masala recipe

Tawa in hindi means a concave shaped pan. Now food cooked in tawa tastes different than the food cooked in a kadai or handi. While cooking, the veggies cook as well as caramelize faster in a tawa and thus that caramelized taste is felt in the dish. For best taste, I would suggest to make this recipe in a tawa.

If you do not have a tawa, then the next best option is to use a shallow frying pan. if you use a tawa, then do use a medium or large tawa, so that the food does not spill from the sides while cooking.

On occasions, I prepare this tawa mushroom. the recipe I follow is the same as that of the Paneer tawa masala, I had posted before. Apart from chopping mushrooms, onions, capsicum and tomatoes, there is no other prep work in this recipe. Thus easy and quick to prepare and makes for a very good side dish with chapatis. It can also be packed in the tiffin-box.

Most of the times I make tawa mushroom with chapatis and accompany a side salad. You can even serve mushroom masala as a side dish with rice and dal. You can also have tawa mushroom with bread or paratha or naan or pav.

How to make tawa mushroom

1. Place a heavy medium or large tawa on the stove top. First heat it on a medium flame. When the tawa gets hot, reduce the flame to a low.

tawa for tawa mushroom masala recipe

2. Add 2 tablespoons salted butter. You can also use oil instead of butter.

butter to make tawa mushroom masala recipe

3. Add ¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds) and ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds. Ajwain gives a good aroma in the dish. If you do not have carom seeds, then just skip it.

ajwain to make mushroom tawa masala recipe

4. Next add ⅓ cup heaped chopped onions.

onions to make mushroom tawa masala recipe

5. Stir and begin saute on a low to medium flame.

onions to make mushroom tawa masala recipe

6. Saute till the onions turn translucent.

onions for making mushroom tawa masala recipe

7. Then add ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste.

making mushroom tawa masala recipe

8. Saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.

making mushroom tawa masala recipe

9. Now add 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes and 1 to 2 green chillies (chopped).

making mushroom tawa masala recipe

10. Mix well and then lower the flame.

preparing mushroom tawa masala recipe

11. Cover the onion-tomato mixture with a lid and cook on a low flame for 4 to 5 minutes. do check once or twice when the tomatoes are cooking, just to make sure that the masala mixture is not sticking on the tawa.

preparing mushroom tawa masala recipe

12. After 4 to 5 minutes, the tomatoes would have softened.

tomatoes to make tawa mushroom recipe

13. Using a veggie or potato masher, mash the tomatoes once they have softened.

making tawa mushroom recipe

14. You don’t need to make a smooth mush of the tomatoes. Just roughly mash the tomatoes.

making tawa mushroom recipe

15. Next add ½ cup finely chopped capsicum.

capsicum to make tawa mushroom recipe

16. Mix very well.

making mushroom masala recipe

17. Saute the capsicum for 2 to 3 minutes on a low flame.

making tawa mushroom recipe

18. Then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ to 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder and 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala. If you do not have pav bhaji masala, then add ½ teaspoon garam masala and ¼ teaspoon dry mango powder.

spices to prepare tawa mushroom recipe

19. Mix the spice powders very well.

spices to prepare mushroom masala recipe

20. Now add 2 cups of sliced or chopped white button mushrooms. You can also use cremini or portobello mushrooms.

mushrooms to prepare mushroom tawa masala recipe

21. Stir and mix the mushrooms with the masala and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.

mushrooms to make mushroom tawa masala recipe

22. Then season with salt as per taste.

salt to make mushroom tawa masala recipe

23. Mix again very well.

making mushroom masala recipe

24. Add ½ cup water.

preparing mushroom tawa masala recipe

25. Mix well.

preparing mushroom tawa masala recipe

26. Cover the mushroom mixture with a lid. on a low flame simmer till the mushrooms are tender and cooked well. It will take about 10 to 12 minutes for the mushrooms to cook.

preparing mushroom tawa masala recipe

27. Do check a couple of times and if the water looks dried up, you can add some more water. In the below pic the mushrooms are cooked and the mushroom masala is almost done, before adding the last final touches. If there is too much of gravy or water in the dish, then cook till all of the water evaporates. This tawa mushroom is dry to semi-dry dish with no gravy.

preparing mushroom tawa masala recipe

28. Next step is to add ¼ cup coriander leaves and ¼ teaspoon kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves). Skip kasuri methi, if you do not have it.

preparing mushroom tawa masala recipe

29. Mix very well and saute for a minute. Switch off the flame.

mushroom tawa masala recipe, tawa mushroom

30. Serve tawa mushroom masala with rotis or bread or tandoori rotis or naan bread or pudina paratha or as a side dish with dal-rice.

mushroom tawa masala recipe, tawa mushroom
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mushroom masala recipe

Tawa Mushroom

4.72 from 7 votes
Button mushrooms cooked in a spiced onion-tomato based gravy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine North Indian
Course: Main Course

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 200 grams white button mushrooms or 2 cups chopped or sliced mushrooms
  • 175 grams tomatoes or 2 medium to large tomatoes or 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 60 grams onions or 1 medium onion or ⅓ cup heaped finely chopped onions
  • ½ cup finely chopped capsicum (green bell pepper) or 80 grams capsicum or 1 medium capsicum
  • 1 green chilli chopped, you can also add 2 green chilies
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter or oil
  • ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pav Bhaji Masala or add as required
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • salt as required

Instructions

  • Place a heavy medium or large tawa on the stove top. First heat it on a medium flame. When the tawa gets hot, reduce the flame to a low.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter. You can also use oil instead of butter.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds) and ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds. Ajwain gives a good aroma in the dish. If you do not have carom seeds, then just skip it.
  • Next add ⅓ cup heaped finely chopped onions.
  • Stir and begin saute on a low to medium flame, till the onions turn translucent.
  • Then add ginger-garlic paste. Saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  • Now add 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes and 1 to 2 green chillies, chopped. Mix well and then lower the flame.
  • Cover the onion-tomato mixture with a lid and cook on a low flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Do check once or twice when the tomatoes are cooking, just to make sure that the masala mixture is not sticking on the tawa.
  • After 4 to 5 minutes, the tomatoes would have softened.
  • Using a veggie or potato masher, mash the tomatoes once they have softened.
  • You don't need to make a smooth mush of the tomatoes. Just roughly mash the tomatoes.
  • Next add ½ cup finely chopped capsicum. Mix very well.
  • Saute the capsicum for 2 to 3 minutes on a low flame.
  • Then add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ to 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder and 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala. If you do not have pav bhaji masala, then add ½ teaspoon garam masala and ¼ teaspoon dry mango powder.
  • Mix the spice powders very well.
  • Now add 2 cups of sliced or chopped white button mushrooms. You can also use cremini or portobello mushrooms. Stir and mix the mushrooms with the masala and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Then season with salt as per taste. Mix again very well.
  • Add ½ cup water and mix again.
  • Cover the mushroom mixture with a lid. On a low flame simmer till the mushrooms are tender and cooked well.
  • It will take about 10 to 12 minutes for the mushrooms to cook. Do check a couple of times and if the water looks dried up, you can add some more water. If there is too much of gravy or water in the dish, then cook till all of the water evaporates. This tawa mushroom masala is dry to semi-dry dish with no gravy.
  • Next step is to add ¼ cup coriander leaves and ¼ teaspoon kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves). Skip kasuri methi, if you do not have it.
  • Mix very well and saute for a minute. Switch off the flame.
  • Serve with rotis or bread or as a side dish with dal-rice.

Notes

  • Recipe can be doubled.
  • You can add the spice powders less or more as per your requirements.
  • Skip carom seeds and kasuri methi, if you do not have them.
  • Substitute pav bhaji masala with ½ teaspoon garam masala and ¼ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder).
  • Instead of tawa, you can also cook the dish in a shallow frying pan or a kadai.
  • Instead of butter, use oil.

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34 Comments

  1. I make mushrooms quite often as i am very fond of it.Tried this recipe today.Made it in a shallow pan …Still turned out good .Loved with phulkas.4 stars

    1. thanks winnie. tawa mushroom can be made easily in a shallow pan or a kadai. there will be some minor changes in the taste, but overall the final taste of the dish will be good.

    1. the stem part which has mud on it needs to be sliced off. the rest of the stem which is clean can be kept.

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