Spicy Button Mushroom Curry

2016-06-29
Spicy Button Mushroom Curry - Vegetarian Wonder- Side Dish
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 5m

Mushroom is a staple vegetable in today’s kitchen. Button mushrooms are easy to procure and add decent touch to any dish. Vegetarian dishes do not require other veggies apart from button mushrooms if handled tactically. Here the ‘tactical word goes to mean right spice mix to be added at time. Cooksocial finds it interesting to share how to clean button mushrooms¬†perfectly before using them in your favorite dish. These mushrooms appear stout from outside; actually they are fragile and soft to their core. In order to keep them intact during the cleaning process, one needs to use soft hands and remove the stems just by putting slight outward pressure.. Discard the hairy parts if you do not wish to keep them for Spicy Button Mushroom Curry ; this is not mandatory though. Slice those small/medium button mushrooms with soft hands. No need to chop them at all; keep them in good health:) . This will enhance the recipe’s look good factor along with the taste. You may properly chuck into the earthy flavor of mushrooms without messing with their physical appearance. Twist in the tale lies with the usage of right spice mix step by step. I am just giving enough stress on this because it will extract the proper flavor from button mushrooms. Do not waste much time chopping more than two tomatoes; we need to add pure tomato sauce / paste into the recipe at an early stage to produce a thick reddish gravy for Spicy Button Mushroom Curry. The spice mix Cooksocial used here is a combination of small strands of mace, two black cardamoms, five to six green cardamoms, two medium cinnamon sticks, six cloves, one or two small bay leaves, eight to nine peppercorns, 1/2 tsp full shahi jeera or caraway seeds. All these spices yield optimum flavor if sauted them in dry pan over low flame before grinding them together.Another important thing to remember is we want to get rid of the soggy mushrooms. So just toss them on high flame. It helps to separate water from mushrooms. Icing on the cake would be a little amount of cashew paste. Keeping in mind the healthy quotient of the mushroom curry, Cooksocial is reluctant to use it. Trust it would spread out the exact taste without cashew paste.

Ingredients

  • Button Mushroom - 500 gms
  • Tomatoes - 2 chopped
  • Onions - 2 medium sized chopped
  • Green Chillies - 4 cut into halves top to bottom
  • Ginger paste - 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Tomato puree - 1 cup
  • Dried Fenugreek Leaves/ Kasuri Methi - 1 tsp
  • Spice Mix - small strands of mace, two black cardamoms, five to six green cardamoms, two medium cinnamon sticks, six cloves, one or two small bay leaves, eight to nine peppercorns, 1/2 tsp full shahi jeera or caraway seeds
  • Refined Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Butter - 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cashew Paste - 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

Step 1

Cut fresh button mushrooms into medium pieces. Add butter to the pan and throw the mushrooms in while the pan is on medium heat. Slowly increase the flame and let the watery quotient evaporate from mushrooms. Keep dried light brown colored mushrooms aside.

Step 2

Add oil into the same pan and maintain a medium flame; throw in onions , green chillies and saute till they turn golden.

Step 3

Time to add ginger garlic paste. Toss everything. Chopped tomatoes go in. Mix well till oil comes up on top.

Step 4

Pour tomato puree and cashew paste (optional). Stir a bit.

Step 5

Add spice mix here. Toss everything together. You can smell the rich aroma of the curry at this point of time.

Step 6

Throw button mushrooms into the pan. Sprinkle turmeric powder, kashmiri chilly powder and salt. Then goes Dried Fenugreek Leaves into the gravy.

Step 7

Add 1/3rd of a cup of water and put the lid on for next 5-8 minutes. Keep the flame low.

Step 8

Open the lid and keep the flame on for next 5 minutes.

Step 9

Here we go. Cooksocial serves the smoky hot Spicy Button Mushroom Curry. Try it with Hot Rice..:)

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Potassium

    318 mg (9%)
  • Vitamin B - 6

    5%
  • Dietary Fibre

    1 g (4%)
  • Vitamin C

    3%

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