Mushroom masala recipe

Mushroom masala recipe, a popular restaurant style Indian gravy curry served with chapathi, lachcha paratha and pulao

mushroom masala
mushroom masala

I am sharing a comforting and extremely flavorful restaurant style mushroom masala curry that uses simple ingredients. A pretty straight forward recipe that’s easy to make for even newbie cooks or bachelor cooks. In most Indian restaurants you will find that this Indian vegetarian dish is very popular and usually served with butter naan, kulcha, lachcha paratha or any flavored pulao. Its silky creaminess with alluring looks and delectable taste is sure to warm up your soul.

We can make many variations of mushroom masala curry by tweaking a few ingredients and spices. In today’s recipe of mushroom masala, sliced mushrooms are sauteed before being simmered in a subtly spiced, creamy sauce that has an absolutely addictive flavor. Basically we begin by browning chopped onions, minced ginger, garlic and green chilis and grind this mixture to a paste which lends body to the curry. The ground paste is sauteed along with blanched tomato puree and mildly spiced with dry roasted aromatic spices like black pepper, cloves and cinnamon.

mushroom masala gravy
mushroom masala gravy with lachcha paratha

Very few spices go into it and the main secret ingredient that gives the dish its creamy texture is cashew nuts. I soaked the cashew nuts in warm milk before blending it to a smooth paste and added it towards the end of the cooking process. Coriander leaves lend a fresh flavor and color to this vibrantly colored mushroom masala gravy dish. Vegans can avoid milk and replace it with normal water or coconut milk. You can serve mushroom masala gravy with chapathi, naan, pulao and biryani. I served it with lachcha paratha and it made for an appetizing, warming meal.

Do give mushroom masala curry a try and you are sure to get mesmerized with its delicious taste and the ease of the curry preparation will see you making it quite often in your kitchen. You should be adding this vegetarian delight to your Indian food recipes repertoire!

mushroom masala recipe
mushroom masala recipe

If you are a fan of mushrooms, you can check out mushroom recipes that include mushroom pepper fry, mushroom fried rice and mushroom fry indian style.

Learn how to make mushroom masala recipe

Mushroom masala recipe

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  mushrooms


  •   Mushrooms - 250 gms, cleaned, sliced and blanched for a few secs in hot water
  •   Onion - 1, large, finely sliced
  •   Green chilis - 2, slit
  •   Ginger - 1/2" piece, minced
  •   Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  •   Tomatoes - 2, large, blanched in hot water for 3 mts, peeled and pureed
  •   Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  •   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  •   Jaggery - 1/2 tsp, grated OR sugar
  •   Cashew nuts - 8, soaked in 1/4 cup warm milk or warm water for 10 mts, ground to a paste
  •   Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp, crushed
  •   Salt to taste
  •   Fresh coriander leaves for garnish
  •   Oil - 3-4 tbsps OR [oil - 1 tbsp + 2 tbsps ghee] Vegans can avoid ghee
  •   Dry roast for 3 mts on low and grind to a fine powder:
  •   Black pepper corns - 5
  •   Cloves - 2
  •   Cinnamon stick - 1/2"
  •   Black cardamom - 1
  •   Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  •   Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp

Method for making Mushroom masala recipe

Heat half a tbsp of oil in a cooking vessel, add the sliced mushrooms and saute for 2 mts. Set aside.
In the same vessel, add a tbsp of oil and add the sliced onions and green chilis and saute for 4 mts. Add the minced garlic and ginger and saute for 3 mts on low medium flame. Turn off flame, remove to a bowl, cool and blend to a smooth paste.
Heat the remaining oil or ghee, add the ground paste and saute for 3 mts. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and mix well.
Add tomato puree and cook on low-medium flame for 7-8 mts or till oil separates. Add 1 cup water, jaggery or sugar and salt and bring to a boil. Add the sauteed mushrooms and simmer for 10-12 mts or till mushrooms are cooked and the desired curry consistency is achieved.
Add kasuri methi, ground garam masala powder and cashew nut paste and mix well. Adjust salt, if required. Turn off flame.
Remove to a serving bowl, garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with chapathi, naan or pulao.


  •   You can add a tbsp of cream or malai towards the end of the cooking process for a richer flavor.


Mushroom masala recipe, a tasty restaurant style Indian gravy curry. A gem among mushroom recipes that goes with chapathi & pulao. Learn how to make mushroom masala