Kadai Mushroom

Here comes another popular mushroom recipe, Kadai Mushroom. Button mushrooms cooked in tangy tomato gravy and spices together. It is semi-gravy which goes well with chapathis and rotis. This yummy mushroom recipe is very simple and in the same way you can also prepare Kadai paneer.

Kadai Mushroom

Ingredients:

  • Button Mushrooms- 1 pack (around 250 grms)
  • Tomato- 2 medium
  • Onion- 1 big
  • Capsicum- 1 medium
  • Coriander seeds- 1 tbs
  • Red chillies- 3
  • Garlic paste- 1 tbs
  • Kasuri Methi- 1/2 tbs (dried)
  • Coriander leaves for decoration
  • Tampering: 1 red dry chilly and 1/4 tbs cumin seeds

Preparation:

  1. Dry roast coriander seeds along with red chillies and grind it into powder without adding water
  2. In a pan add olive oil, ingredients under tampering and chopped onions. Fry until onion turns translucent.
  3. Add garlic paste and stir for few minutes before adding chopped tomato, when it turns mushy add the ground powder
  4. Add chopped mushrooms, cubed capsicum to this along with salt, little water and let it cook. If you want the capsicum to be little crunchy then fry it along with onions rather than cooking it with mushrooms.
  5. Close the lid and let it cook well for 4-5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle kasuri methi before you take out of the flame, decorate it with coriander leaves and serve it hot with rotis

 

Mushroom with Green Peas/Mushroom Matar Masala

Mushrooms are rich in nutrients, mainly Vitamin D. Vegetables with Vitamin D are very rare and if you are a vegetarian then this is your perfect source for Vitamin D. Consuming it at least once in a week  is good for health. Mushrooms go well with green peas and I prepared this classic dish of North India- Mushroom Matar Masala.

Mushroom with Green Peas/Mushroom Matar Masala

Ingredients:

  • Mushrooms- 1 pack ( around 250 grams)
  • Fresh or frozen peas- 3/4 cup
  • Onion- 1
  • Tomato- 2
  • Garlic- 2 cloves
  • Green Chilly- 2-3
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tbs
  • Garam masala for flavoring and aroma ( a generous pinch)
  • Coriander leaves for decoration

Preparation:

  1. Clean and chop mushrooms  into halves and keep aside
  2. In a deep pan fry green chillies, garlic, onion and tomato. Grind it into smooth paste.
  3. In the same pan add little oil and cumin seeds let it splutter
  4. Now add the ground paste and add salt and garam masala and mix for few seconds
  5. Add chopped mushrooms and green peas add 2 tbs of water if required
  6. Let it boil for few minutes until mushrooms are done (it takes around 4 to 5 minutes at max)
  7. Decorate it with chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot with roti or fresh bread

Chana Palak/ Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy

Chana palak or chole palak is another healthy recipe, which is liked by many. It is a north Indian gravy usually served with roti or naan. Boiled chickpeas simmered in creamy spinach gravy makes it more flavorful. Palak paneer, Aloo palak, Matar Palak, Palak gobi are other combinations where pretty much same method is used.

Chana Palak/ Chickpeas in Spinach Gravy

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas/Chana- 1 cup (serves 2)
  • Palak- 2 cups
  • Onion-1
  • Garlic- 3 cloves
  • Ginger- 1 tbs, grated
  • Green chilly- 2-3
  • Garam masala- 1/2 tbs
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tbs
  • Butter- 1 cube
  • Oil

Preparation:

  1. Soak chick peas overnight and boil them, you can also use canned chickpeas instead where it takes less time for cooking and soaking is not required
  2. Blanch palak leaves with the help of hot water or boil them for 4 minutes, drain and keep aside
  3. In a pan add a tbs of  olive oil, fry chopped onion, garlic, green chilly and ginger. Let it cool.
  4. In a blender blend this fried items  along with palak leaves and 1/2 cup of water into smooth paste
  5. Take a pan add a tbs of olive oil and cumin seeds, let it splutter. Now add the palak paste to it and let it boil in low flame for 3 minutes before you add garam masala and salt.
  6. Mix well and add boiled chickpeas, simmer it for 5 minutes. Allow the chick peas to extract the flavor slowly.
  7. Place a butter cube on it and serve it hot with chapathi or naan

NOTE: You can avoid adding butter if you are into healthy diet and you can add tomatoes along with onion if you want to have the tomato flavor in the gravy.