Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mushroom Matar Masala

My father was a person who used to love food. He had certain favorites like Verum Arisi Adai, Adai, Egg Curry etc. Actually my mother was a pure vegetarian before her marriage. After tying the knot with my father, she was introduced to many things which she had not tasted before. One of the items was eggs. My father himself was a good cook and he used to love making dishes out of eggs like Egg Fried Rice, and Egg Curry. So out of compulsion my mom became an eggetarian, though she never enjoyed it very much. But we kids loved eggs. Now after my marriage, my husband and his family are strict vegetarians, so I have stopped having eggs. (With the exception of baked goodies, of course!)

Another such item which my father introduced us to was Mushrooms. In the beginning none of us liked it. But he did not give up on us, and slowly over the years, I and my brother started liking it, but still my mom does not like it very much. It’s been thirteen long years since my father left us and I dedicate this post to my dear father.

So here is a Mushroom recipe which I tried from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Cook Book. I have tried it umpteen numbers of times and it never fails me. It is a simple and yummy side dish for rotis. You could also serve it with some Jeera Rice.


What you’ll need:

1. Fresh Button Mushrooms – 200 gms
2. Fresh or frozen green peas – 1 cup
3. Onion – 2 medium
4. Tomatoes – 3 medium
5. Ginger – a small piece
6. Garlic – 2 cloves
7. Cashew nuts – 6 – 8
8. Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
9. Bay Leaf – 1
10. Elaichi - 2
11. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
12. Dhaniya Powder – 1 tsp
13. Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp
14. Oil – 2 tblsp

Method

Finely chop onions, and garlic. Grate ginger. Grind tomatoes and keep aside. Clean, wash and cut mushrooms into quarters. Also soak the cashews in hot water for 5 minutes and grind it into a smooth paste.

Heat a Kadai with oil. Season with cumin seeds, bay leaf and Elaichi. Add onions and saut̩ until light brown. Next add the garlic and ginger. Fry for about a minute. Next add in the tomato paste and fry till all the moisture is absorbed and oil starts leaving the sides. Now add in the spice powders РChilli powder, dhaniya powder and garam Masala powder fry for about 2 minutes. Now add the cashew nut paste mixed with about 1 cup of water. Once it starts boiling, add the mushroom and green peas. Cover and cook till the peas done. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.



Serve hot with rotis or parathas.

Linking this to Aipi and Priya’s Bookmarked Recipes and Radhika’s Let’s Cook – Subzis for Rotis





32 comments:

khushi said...

lovely recipe kaveri
A Girl's Diary

Jay said...

yummmy yummyumm..:P
Tasty Appetite

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wonderful combo,yummy with roti...

Sudha Sabarish said...

Wow awesome and a healthy side dish to have with roti's/chapathi's.A must try.

Uma said...

I dunno mushroom didn't set me perfect.It might be because I dunno the correct recipe. will try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Uma

Santosh Bangar said...

interesting combo tempting ,super

Laxmi said...

Nice combo.. perfect with rotis..

sangee vijay said...

interesting combo n looks so good n perfect with rotis...nice clicks !!!

Suja said...

Combo looks delicious,perfect with rotis

Vimitha Anand said...

Yummy combo for chapathis. Love anything with peas

Chitra said...

love anything with mushroom...i'm sure ur dish was very yummy...looks very tempting...

Prathima Rao said...

Yummm...thats a delicious gravy!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious recipe kaveri...

Neha said...

Lovely recipe...

ANU said...

wow awesome recipe dear!

love it!

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anthony stemke said...

This is a great side dish.
Thank You.

divya said...

superb...Tempting clicks..

Vidhya said...

I love Mushrooms and your curry looks so tempting.I am sure it tasted as good as it looks.

themustardseed said...

Love your recipes here. Palakkad cuisine is something I am not very familiar with when it comes to cooking. I look forward to learning all the delicious dishes.

Swathi said...

Mushroom matar masala looks dleicious, nice side dish for rotis.

Pushpa said...

Perfect side dish with phulkas.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Even my dad is an awesome cook..n this curry is so good..

Babli said...

Mushroom matar masala looks yummy, spicy and tempting. Perfect with chapati. Wonderful presentation.

Alpana said...

This looks so yummy...........Love the picture as well.

alpana
http://smart-snacks.blogspot.com

Sobha Shyam said...

lovely combo dear, a wonderful mushroom recipe, best with rotis..

Torviewtoronto said...

mushroom combination looks wonderful

SouthIndianHome said...

Nice combination.Looks yummy
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Ambreen said...

Nice combination, delicious looking curry :)

FOODILICIOUS said...

Hey!!..this looks very tempting..First time on your blog!!..u have a nice space..glad to follow u !!!:)

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Kristen said...

That sounds simply delicious!

thekitchenaffaire said...

Woww. Looks yummy and sounds awesome. yUMM :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Hi Kaveri, that is such a nice recipe and I loved the story behind it. It is so amazing, how we pick up our eating habits and then compromise on them after marriage or actually learn more tastes after wedding. Weird but nice :)

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