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Mushroom Aloo masala

Mushrooms are a regular in our grocery list even though I am not a huge fan of it. My husband absolutely loves it and I have learnt to adjust to it even though I have to make a face when I see it come home {Sorry Mr Mushroom 😁).

So I try to hide it in lipsmacking gravies so that I “manage” to eat it. One of them is Mushroom Chettinad and it does turn out very restaurant like. Another one is this Mushroom Aloo masala as named by me 😄.

Mushroom Aloo masala is a perfect combination of mushrooms (which I don’t like, hubby loves) and potato (which I love, hubby hates). So I enjoy the potatoes in the gravy and serve him all the mushroom pieces in it 🤣. How’s the idea??

I also add peas to the gravy for some colour and great bite. Hope you all try and love it too. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

250 g Button mushrooms, quartered

1 medium sized Potato, peeled and cubed

1/2 Cup frozen Green peas

1 Tbsp Ghee

1 tsp Cumin seeds

1 Bay leaf

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

1 tsp Red chilli powder

2 tsp Sabzi masala or any garam masala of your choice

Coriander leaves for garnish

Salt to taste

To grind:

1/2 inch Ginger

1 medium sized Onion

1 large sized Tomato

2 Cloves

1/2 inch Cinnamon stick

1 Elaichi or Cardamom

Step by step recipe:

1. Grind the ingredients mentioned in “to grind” to a smooth paste adding water as required. Keep it aside.

2. Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Let the seeds change colour. Add the ground paste.

3. Allow it to cook on medium flame for about 10 mins till it changes colour and leaves the sides of the pan. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and sabzi masala.

4. Now add potato pieces and green peas. Mix well. Cover and cook till they turn soft.

5. Now add mushroom and mix well.

6. Cover and cook on high flame. Mushroom will leave water and turn soft. Check the consistency of the gravy and add water only if needed.

7. Remove from flame and serve hot with rotis or rice.

Notes:

* Do cook the ground paste very well before adding potato and peas. Else there will be a raw flavour in the gravy.

* You can skip peas too but it gives a good bite in the gravy.

* I use MDH Sabzi masala. You can use any spice powder of your choice.

* Don’t add water at all while adding mushrooms. Mushrooms leave water while cooking. So most times you don’t have to add additional water.

* If needed, add additional water towards the end to adjust the gravy.

Cream of mushroom soup

My family is a huge fan of mushrooms and it is on our shopping list every week. I love to try out variety of dishes with mushrooms and apart from the finger licking delicious Mushroom Chettinad, I always make this soup specially for the kids.

They both love it very much and my daughter tells me, Amma you become a chef when you grow up okay. You make such delicious foods for us. Her innocence melts my heart. As much as a naughty girl that she is, her compliments keeps me going.

This soup is very easy to make and hardly takes 15 mins. I make this in the evenings for them as a healthy, tummy filling snack. Hope you all try it too. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { Serves 2}

1/4 Cup thinly sliced Mushrooms

1 Cup full fat Milk

1/2 inch Ginger piece, finely chopped

2 cloves of Garlic (optional), finely chopped

1/2 a medium sized Onion, finely chopped

Pepper powder to taste

Salt to taste

1 Tbsp fresh Cream (or substitute with 1 Tbsp corn flour with 1 Tbsp milk)

1 Tbsp Butter or oil

Step by step recipe:

1. Heat butter in a pan and add ginger, garlic and onions. Fry till the onions turn translucent.

2. Now add thinly sliced mushrooms and keep sauteing till mushrooms cook ie for about 5 mins.

3. Pour in milk after keeping the flame to low and allow the soup to come to a boil on low flame. Else the milk might burn.

4. Now add cream and mix well. Allow it to cook on medium flame till it thickens which will take 5 to 10 mins.

5. Add salt and pepper. Mix well and serve hot.

Notes:

* I sometimes skip garlic if I don’t have. Ginger and onions give a wonderful flavour to it. So don’t skip it.

* Don’t add more mushrooms than mentioned for 1 cup milk. Else it will be a curry instead of soup.

* If you want to make in more quantity, just double the measurements.

* Be sure to cook the mushrooms before adding milk. Also, low flame is important after adding milk so that the soup does not burn.

* I don’t have cream in my pantry most times. So I substitute with 1 Tbsp corn flour + 1 Tbsp milk. Just mix together without lumps and add when the milk boils instead of cream. Gives the same texture and taste.

* Please use full fat milk for this recipe. Else the soup will be watery.

* Garnish with coriander leaves if available.

* I used button mushrooms for this recipe. You can also try Mushroom Chettinad.

Mushroom Chettinad

I have been getting a lot of recipe requests for curries after my simple Cabbage Aloo Sabzi which many have tried and loved. Glad I posted it even though I was thinking people would laugh that I am posting such easy recipes on the blog. Guess some recipes are not as widely known as I thought they were.

So here is yet another delicious gravy with mushrooms that I make always. I am not much of a mushroom lover but the husband is. And since he’s the one shopping now, mushrooms enter weekly into our house. I have to make it super tasty so that I can eat it 😀.

Much to my happiness, my daughter loves this curry so much that she finishes off her rice within minutes. Hope your family loves it too. Happy and healthy cooking!

Thank you Usha Bhat mai for the recipe! ❤️

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

250 grams Button mushrooms, cut into quarters

1 medium sized Onion, roughly chopped

1 medium sized Tomato, roughly chopped

1/2 inch Ginger piece, finely chopped

1 tsp Red chilli powder or to taste

1/2 tsp Coriander powder

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

2 tsp Oil

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves and curry leaves for garnish

For the masala paste:

6 to 8 Cashews

3 Tbsp grated Coconut (fresh or desiccated)

1 Cardamom pod

2 cloves

A small piece of cinnamon

1 tsp Cumin seeds

1/2 tsp Fennel seeds

1 tsp Peppercorns

Step by step recipe:

1. Put all the ingredients for the spice mix and fry till the coconut turns little brown.

2. Keep it aside and cool it. When it cools, grind with little water to a fine paste.

3. Heat oil in the same pan again and add ginger and onions. Fry till the onions turn translucent.

4. Now add tomatoes and fry till they cook.

5. Add the spice paste along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Cook for about 5 mins till the gravy thickens.

6. Now add mushrooms with salt and cook covered till the mushrooms cook well.

7. Now garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rotis or rice.

Notes:

* I add curry leaves when possible to the seasoning when I find it. It gives an amazing flavour. So add it if you are lucky to get it.

* You can add coriander seeds to the spice mix if you have. Don’t add Coriander powder then. I usually add powder only.

* Dry saute the coconut spice mix only till the coconut turns light brown. Don’t allow it to burn or turn black.

* Take care to grind the spice mix to a smooth paste and not coarse.

* Cook the spice mix well and don’t add much water after that. Mushrooms let out a lot of water while cooking. So while making any mushroom curry, don’t add water at all. It cooks in its own water and tastes delicious that way.

* You can substitute mushroom with Gobi or paneer too.