One Pot Mushroom Matar Makhani
Mushroom and peas in a creamy makhani sauce/gravy.
North Indian, Punjabi
200 to 250
large ripe red tomatoes
12 to 15
3 to 4
or kashmiri red chili powder or ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
Garam Masala Powder
crushed (dry fenugreek leaves)
(indian bay leaf)
1 to 2
low fat cream
or organic unrefined cane sugar or as required
salt as required
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 one pot 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 curry for half a minute.
Serve hot with naan or chapati or cumin rice.
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