Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mushroom Masala-Mushroom Gravy-Mushroom Recipes

Button Mushroom is one of my favorite mushrooms and I prepare a variety of dishes with it. Mushrooms contain 80-90 percent of water and are very low in calories. They are good source of minerals and are high in anti-oxidants. Research studies show that consuming white button mushrooms can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. It also helps to boost our immune system. As mushrooms are loaded with essential nutrients, we include them on a regular basis. Today we will learn how to make restaurant style Mushroom masala curry (South Indian style, vegetarian recipe) following this easy recipe.

Mushroom Masala

Mushroom Masala

Mushroom Masala

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Button mushrooms - 200 grams
   Onion - 1 cup
   Tomato - 3/4 cup
   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp

   Spice Powder

   Turmeric Powder - a pinch
   Chilli Powder -1 tbsp (mine is not hot)
   Coriander powder - 2 tbsp
   Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp

   Coconut paste - 3 tbsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 4 tbsp
   Cloves -2
   Cinnamon -1 inch
   Marathi Moggu -1
   Curry leaves - few

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves finely chopped -2 tbsp


Wash and clean the mushrooms well and chop it into big pieces. Check out my Mushroom Pulao recipe to know how to clean mushrooms.

Finely chop onions and tomatoes.

Note - If you want the mushroom masala very spicy, you can dry roast the spices (2 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 marathi moggu) powder it and add after heating the oil. In that case, skip the garam masala. I did not powder it but used the whole spices for seasoning.


Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon, marathi moggu, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions and curry leaves.

Saute onions till it becomes brown.This step is important. Do not add tomatoes without browning the onions.

Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes. Add tomatoes, chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt needed and cook till tomatoes become mushy. If it becomes too dry, you can add 1 or 2 tbsp of water.


Add the chopped mushrooms and cook for a few minutes.

Then add a cup of water and cook till the mushrooms are soft.

mushroom -2

Finally add coconut paste, simmer and cook for another 6-7 minutes.Garnish with coriander leaves.


Note-The consistency of the gravy can be adjusted according to individual preferences.This is a fantastic side dish for flavored rice, pulao, chapati, poori and naan.

Enjoy preparing a variety of Vegetarian Mushroom Recipes ranging from Biryani to mushroom pepper fry to kurma.

Meet you all with more interesting recipes and tips. Keep visiting Padhuskitchen.


  1. Awesome presentation....Love this yummy curry:)Just checked ur mushroom pulav...very delicious recipe...planning to try soon..

  2. Even I love mushroom dishes..Yummy curry here..
    I love the dolls you have made for decoration..

  3. Just mouthwatering...would love to have some!

  4. Good info on health benefits of mushrooms. Never tried cooking mushrooms. your recipe and the pics have fascinated me. i'm going to try.

  5. lovely curry and cute tomato dolls ..loved them:)

  6. lovely and fantastic masala.. i like mushroom..

  7. Hi Padhu ,

    mushroom masala looks delicious and

    perfect match to chapathi and hot rice :))))

    Mouth watering Padhu !!!

    Keep on Dear...

  8. Best combo for rotis and curd rice... Yum !!!


  9. Yummy mushroom masala curry.

  10. perfect and awesome the pic!

  11. Nice arrangement Padhu... Before marriage my mum used less of mushroom in her cooking.. Now since it is favourite for my kids almost every week I do Mushroom.. I like this recipe will try for sure

  12. curry looks fantastic.. I love that decoration

  13. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting masala,lovely presentation too..

  14. love the way you present all the dishes with vegetable decoration

  15. i tried out your recipe, it came out really.....

  16. Nice receipe.. It really worked good for me:-)

  17. Tried this recipe yesterday. It was the first time I ever cooked mushrooms and it came out great. Thanks.

  18. hi very nice curry,can we replace coconut with something else,we dont use coconut powder in our curries

  19. You can try it without coconut or soak 4-5 cashew nuts, grind it to a paste and use it instead of coconut.

  20. It is an excellent recipe. I love mushroom masala. Very tasty.

  21. Hi is it okay to grind the onion and tomato paste after we saute them well. ?

  22. Priya -It is not necessary to grind onion and tomato for this recipe but if you like you can do that also.

  23. Today I tried Mushroom Gravy. It came simply mouthwatering. My confidence level of culinary skills increased.
    --D. Sundarvel

  24. Good dish first time I prepared it was yummy. Thanx Padhu

  25. Question:is the coconut paste required?can we use cream instead?how to make the coconut paste...I don't have a food processor..

    1. Coconut paste is used to give thickness to the gravy. You can use cream also. To make coconut paste, just grind coconut with little water. Add cream in the end and do not boil too much.

  26. awesome recipe...loved all your recipes.....keep going on dear....

  27. Tried this recipe last night.. it was very easy to prepare and yummy..

  28. Hi Padhu... I'm following your recipes for the last 2-3 years.. And your recipes are very easy and super tasty... I didn't had coconut mil, so i made onion-tomato paste and it came out well too :-)


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