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This Mushroom Masala recipe is a simple, scrumptious Punjabi model one-pot mushroom curry made with white button mushrooms in a spiced onion-tomato gravy. Although I’ve made the curry in a pan, I additionally cowl Prompt Pot directions after my step-by-step information under and within the recipe card.

mushroom masala garnished with coriander sprigs in a white bowl on a white board

Concerning the recipe

My mushroom masala recipe like most of my recipes is simple to organize. To make this tasty curry, there’s some prep work like making onion paste and tomato puree.

Each of which will be simply finished in a very good blender or mixer-grinder. When you’re prepared with the onion paste and tomato puree, making the mushroom masala is a breeze.

The onion paste is caramelized and this provides a deeper, richer taste within the gravy. I additionally add recent curd (yogurt) which does assist in having the gravy a clean consistency and a flavorful style.

There are not any nuts like cashews and almonds on this mushroom masala gravy. Thus the curry doesn’t have a thick and creamy consistency.

As an alternative it’s extremely flavorful, gentle with a gravy that may be simply poured on steamed rice. You may also have it with some gentle dinner rolls or roti or paratha.

Most frequently I exploit this mushroom masala gravy base with slight modifications to make vegetable or paneer bhuna masala.

Step-by-Step Information

Easy methods to make Mushroom Masala


1. Rinse or wipe dry 200 to 250 grams mushrooms. Slice off a little bit of the bottom stalk. Then slice or chop them. Hold apart.

chopped button mushroom in a white plate

2. In a grinder or blender, take ¾ to 1 cup chopped onions, 1 teaspoon chopped ginger and 1 teaspoon chopped garlic.

chopped onions, ginger garlic in a blender

three. Grind to a clean paste with out including any water.

ground onion, ginger, garlic paste in the blender

four. Take away this paste with a spoon or spatula in a bowl. Set this floor onion-ginger-garlic paste apart.

onion paste in a measuring cup for mushroom curry recipe

5. In the identical jar, add ½ cup tightly packed chopped tomatoes.

chopped tomatoes in the blender

6. Make a clean puree with out including water. No have to blanch tomatoes earlier than pureeing. Set the tomato puree apart. If utilizing packaged puree, then add ⅓ cup tomato puree.

tomato puree in the blender

7. Whisk four tablespoons recent curd (yogurt) till clean and put aside.

curd being whisked in a bowl

Sautéing onion and tomato paste

eight. Warmth three tablespoons oil in a pan and add the next entire spices – ½ tsp cumin seeds, 2 small or 1 medium to giant tej patta, ½ inch cinnamon, 1 black cardamom, 2 inexperienced cardamoms, three cloves and 1 single strand of mace.

I forgot so as to add tej patta at this step, so added later at step 11.

whole spices in oil in a pan

9. Sauté the spices till they grow to be fragrant.

frying spices in the pan

10. Decrease the warmth and add the bottom onion-ginger-garlic paste.

ground onion-ginger-garlic paste added to pan

11. Combine the onion paste with the oil. If the paste splutters then cowl the pan with a lid permitting for some area for the steam to go.

sauteing ground onion-ginger-garlic paste in the pan

12. On a low to medium warmth stirring typically, proceed to sauté till the onion paste begins decreasing.

sautéing ground onion-ginger-garlic paste in the pan

13. Stir and sauté till the onion paste turns into golden and caramelized. This sautéing of onion paste takes a while. So to quicken the method add a pinch of salt.

browned onion-ginger-garlic paste in the pan

14. Now add the ready tomato puree. Mix effectively.

tomato puree added to pan

15. Add the spice powders – ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon pink chilli powder (or cayenne pepper) and 1 teaspoon coriander powder.

ground spices added to masala paste in the pan

16. Stirring typically sauté till you see oil releasing from the perimeters of the onion-tomato masala. The masala paste can even thicken and grow to be shiny.

sauteed onion-tomato masala in the pan

Making mushroom masala

17. Add the sliced or chopped white button mushrooms.

chopped mushrooms added to onion tomato masala in the pan

18. Decrease the warmth and add the overwhelmed curd (yogurt). Beat the curd individually in a bowl after which add. In the event you add curd with out whisking, it could possibly curdle or grow to be grainy.

Add yogurt comprised of entire milk. Don’t add low-fat milk or toned milk yogurt as they may break up within the gravy.

In the event you would not have curd, then merely skip it.

whisked curd added to mushroom masala mixture in the pan

19. As quickly as you add yogurt, combine very effectively.

stirring mushroom masala mixture in the pan

20. Simmer on a low to medium flame for two to three minutes.

simmering gravy in the pan

21. Then add ¾ cup water or as required. You possibly can add much less or extra water relying on the consistency you favor.

Do not forget that mushrooms launch water – so add much less water protecting this level in thoughts. You possibly can all the time add extra water later if the gravy turns into very thick.

water added to mushroom masala in pan

22. Season with salt as required.

salt added to mushroom masala curry to pan

23. Stir very effectively.

water mixed

24. Cowl the pan with a lid.

pan covered with a glass lid

25. On a low to medium warmth simmer the masala gravy for 18 to 20 minutes or till the mushrooms are cooked and the gravy has thickened a bit. You also needs to see some oil specks on prime.

simmering mushroom masala curry in the pan

26. Lastly add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder and ½ teaspoon of kasuri methi, crushed. Stir the gravy effectively.

At this step for a wealthy mushroom masala, you possibly can add 1 to 2 tablespoons of heavy cream.

garam masala and kasuri methi added to mushroom curry

27. Then add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. Stir.

coriander leaves added to mushroom masala in pan

28. Serve mushroom masala scorching or heat.

mushroom masala served on a bed of capsicum rice in a white plate

Serving strategies

Serve Mushroom masala with steamed rice, jeera rice or pulao. This mushroom curry additionally goes very effectively as a facet gravy dish with biryani. You may also have mushroom masala with roti, paratha, naan, bread or dinner rolls.


The leftovers will be refrigerated for 1 to 2 days. Heat the mushroom masala gravy in a pan earlier than serving. If the gravy has thickened an excessive amount of, then add just a few tablespoons of water to skinny the consistency.



Which mushrooms to make use of?

Button Mushrooms, cremini mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms add lots of taste, texture and style in any curry or gravy recipe.

Which greens so as to add in mushroom masala?

The greens that pair superbly with mushrooms on this curry are cauliflower, carrots, inexperienced peas, broccoli and bell pepper. You possibly can add about ½ to 1 cup of anyone veggie.

How do I make a Vegan Mushroom Curry?

For a vegan curry, add almond yogurt or any nut yogurt. You possibly can even skip including yogurt.

Easy methods to make Mushroom Masala in Prompt Pot?

  1. Press the sauté button on regular mode. Add the oil within the metal insert of the IP. When the oil turns into frivolously scorching, add the entire spices and allow them to splutter.
  2. Add onion paste and sauté stirring continuous till the onion paste turns golden.
  3. Add the tomato puree, floor spices and blend effectively.
  4. Sauté till the masala turns into shiny, thickens and also you see oil releasing from the perimeters.
  5. Add within the mushrooms and sauté for two to three minutes. Press the cancel button. Add the curd (yogurt). Combine completely and rapidly.
  6. Add ⅓ cup water and salt. Combine and deglaze.
  7. Stress cook dinner on excessive for three minutes. Do a fast stress launch after three minutes.
  8. Sprinkle dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala powder and coriander leaves. Combine and serve scorching.

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This Mushroom Masala recipe is a simple, scrumptious Punjabi model mushroom curry made with white button mushrooms in a spiced onion-tomato gravy.

Prep Time 20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 30 minutes

Complete Time 50 minutes

Delicacies North Indian, Punjabi

Course: Major Course, Facet Dish

Weight loss program: Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Issue Degree: Simple

Servings three

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This mushroom masala recipe put up from the archives (July 2015) has been republished and up to date on 21 December 2020.

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