Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Kadai Mushroom-Kadai Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Kadai Mushroom is a very popular, delicious, flavorful Indian style dish prepared with mushrooms. It goes very well with chapatis, parathas and all flavored rice. This is another classic addition to my 130 Side Dishes for chapati. Today we will learn how to make Kadai Mushroom with step wise pictures following our easy recipe.

Kadai Mushroom

Kadai Mushroom

Kadai Mushroom

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Mushroom
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Button Mushroom - 200 grams
   Onion - 1 cubed
   Capsicum - 1 cubed
   Oil - 2 tbsp

   Onion - 1 cup finely chopped
   Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Tomato Puree - 1 cup
   Cream (malai) or curd - 1 1/2 tbsp

   Spice Powder

   Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

   For the Kadai Masala Powder

   Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
   Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
   Red Chillies - 3-4
   Whole Black Peppercorns - 1/4 tsp

   Cloves - 2
   Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
   Cardamom - 2
   Bay leaf - 1

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

   For Garnishing

   Dry Kasuri methi - 1 tsp


Clean and cut each mushroom lengthwise into half. Refer how to clean mushrooms, if you are new to it.

Cut 1 onion into cubes as seen in the picture below.

Cut capsicum into approximate squares and keep it aside.

Blend 2-3 ripe tomatoes as we need 1 cup of tomato puree.


Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and saute the cubed onions until translucent. Remove from pan.

In the same pan, saute capsicum until half cooked and remove from pan.

Add more oil if needed and saute mushrooms until all the water from the mushrooms evaporate and it turns light brown.

Preparation of Kadai Masala Powder

Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, whole black peppercorns and red chillies together.

Dry roast cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf together.

Dry grind both together to a fine powder. This is our Kadai Masala Powder.

How to make Kadai Mushroom

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

sauteing onions

Add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw flavor of the ginger garlic goes.

sauteing ginger garlic paste

Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, chilli powder, kadai masala powder and salt needed.

Kadai Mushroom Gravy recipe

Cook until tomato mixture oozes out oil. Lower the heat, add curd or cream and cook for a further few minutes.

how to prepare kadai mushroom

Then add the cubed onions, capsicum, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.

how to make kadai mushroom

Add mushrooms, mix well and cook for another 2 minutes.

Kadai Mushroom recipe

Add a cup of water  and simmer until the gravy thickens and leaves oil.

Kadai Mushroom Gravy

Rub kasuri methi between your palms and garnish kadai mushroom masala with it.

Kadai mushroom masala is ready. It can be served with chapati, parathas and any mild flavored rice like vegetable rice, jeera pulao, peas pulao etc.

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  1. Thank you sister, it comes out very well

  2. Thanks for the recipe..tastes super

  3. Thank u mam..it taste great...a perfect mashroom gravy..

  4. Thank u for the recipe. Will make a try

  5. I don't have kasthuri nethi...any replacement for it

    1. You can skip that and add finely chopped coriander leaves alone.

  6. Yummy, every one loved it. Thank you for the recipe.

  7. Hi Padhu, please could u say why should we grind bay leaf cinnamon cardamom and cloves. Can't we add it for seasoning?

    1. If you do not prefer the masala flavor, just season it.

  8. Tried this came out well.. Can we add paneer to this recipe?

    1. Yes, you can. Check out my Kadai paneer recipe.

  9. first timer with mushrooms ,,, it came out good...... Thankyou

  10. Can't we skip capsicum..i don't have it

    1. Capsicum is must for kadai mushroom. You can make without capsicum but it is not kadai mushroom.

  11. Superb came well like the restaurant style
    I m berry happy and taste is delicious

  12. So good.... :O ... I'm shocked I had this potential hehe

  13. Kadahi Masala has to be added full??

  14. First timer. The recipe was easy to follow. Turned out well. Thanks

  15. I tried this and it was awesome like restaurant style. B4 I was putting more coconut this time I tried without it.

  16. Wow..its so yummy..thank u so much for the delicious recipe


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