Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Palak Mushroom Recipe-Spinach Mushroom Curry

My palak paneer is very popular in my family and among the readers. Now in this recipe, I have used the same palak base but have added mushrooms for a change. Mushrooms and spinach make a good combination. This Spinach mushroom gravy goes well with all Indian breads and lightly flavored rice like Cumin Rice, Ghee Rice and less spicy Vegetable Rice. Today we will learn how to make Palak Mushroom following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Palak Mushroom-Spinach Mushroom Gravy

Palak Mushroom Recipe-Spinach Mushroom Curry

Palak Mushroom Recipe-Spinach Mushroom Curry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Spinach
 Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Onion - 3/4 cup chopped
   Garlic - 5-6 cloves
   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Tomato - 3/4 cup chopped
   Button Mushroom - 1 3/4 cup chopped
   Salt to taste

   Spinach/Palak - 2 cups heaped (chopped)
   Green chilli - 1

   Spice Powder

   Cumin powder - 1 tsp
   Coriander powder - 1 tsp
   Chilli powder - 1/2 -1 tsp
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Garam Masala Powder -1/2 tsp (optional)

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 1/2 tbsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

   For Garnishing

   Fresh Cream - 1-2 tbsp (optional)


Finely chop onion, garlic and tomatoes.

Wash and clean mushrooms. Chop it into 2 or 3 pieces. Do not chop it finely. You can use any mushrooms you like.

Wash and chop spinach roughly. Bring a cup of water to boil. Add the spinach leaves and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the water and allow it to cool. Grind it to a slightly coarse paste with green chilli and salt. Keep this aside. Do not discard the water in which the spinach was cooked as we will be using it for the gravy in the end.

cooking spinach for the gravy


Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it sizzles, add finely chopped onions and garlic. Cook stirring continuously until the onions turn golden brown. Add a little salt to speed up the process.

When onions turn light golden brown, add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

sauteing onions

Add finely chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt needed and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy.

cooking tomatoes for palak mushroom

Then add mushroom and cook covered on medium heat. Do not add water as the mushrooms will release water.

How to make palak mushroom

When the mushrooms are cooked, add the spinach paste, garam masala powder (or kitchen king masala powder) and mix well.

Spinach Mushroom Curry

Add 1/2 cup of water (use the water in which spinach was cooked) and cook simmered until everything gets blended well.

You can adjust the consistency of the gravy as per personal preferences by adding more or less water.

how to prepare Spinach Mushroom gravy/curry

Garnish with fresh cream if you want to make it richer.

Serve hot with rotis, naan, any parathas, kulchas or any mildly flavored rice like jeera pulao or ghee rice or simple vegetable rice.

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  1. This combo is really awesome.. I make it too.. :)

  2. very nice recipe my fav
    have a nice day

  3. Wow ymmmmmy. I'm waiting for this dish only for long time... Thank u so so much Sissy......

  4. Thank you - it was Delicious !

  5. The recipe ingredients list does not say anything about garam masala, but the recipe steps mention garam masala.
    The recipe ingredients list mentions cumin power, but the recipe steps do not say how to use the cumin powder

    1. Very rarely it gets missed. I have updated it.Thanks for letting me know. So nice of you.

  6. It was too good... my hubby prepared yesterday night...Thanks for good receipe.

  7. It's absolutely son n my husband liked it so much.... Thank you

  8. I am making this as we speak. So far it’s coming up well👌


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