March 9, 2012

Mushroom Masala ~ Spicy & Hot | Mushroom Recipes

Mushroom Masala
(This recipe has featured in  "Yummly" )
Having started to cook Mushrooms recently, I sometimes find them totally bland. They wilt, soften, merge well and are so flexible but never rise up to the expectation when you want to have something hot and spicy. Remember the Chilli Egg, well if they can’t be made spicy then why can’t this be?  This was finger licking delicious with rotis. I promise you will love this. I added bell peppers too to have some bite as I personally feel that they both make a good couple.

Mushroom Masala – Spicy & hot
You’ll need:
  • Mushrooms. sliced – 200 gms / 1 pkt
  • Capsicum / Bell pepper, cubed – 1/2 cup
  • Onion, chopped  – 1
  • Tomato, chopped – 2
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Garlic – 4 pods
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, when the change color, add onion, sauté till it turns pink. Pound together ginger and garlic and add it to the cooking onions. Sauté for a minute. Now add the tomatoes, a pinch of salt and cook till the tomatoes turn mushy. 

Now add the capsicum, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and mix well. Close with a lid and let it cook for 2 min. The capsicum would have become soft by now.

Add the mushrooms, salt and sprinkle a hand full of water. Mix well and cook for 5 min closed with a lid. Check of the vegetables are done. When done garnish with coriander leaves and serve piping hot with rotis or naan.

  • Omit the red chilli powder and replace it with pepper powder for a pepper flavored mushrooms.
  • Squeeze lemon juice just before serving as it will enhance the taste.
  • Adding bell pepper is optional. You can also add other vegetables.

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  1. Delightful recipe. Very nice.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  2. nice recipe; have one version of it in my blog too!

  3. Very yummy preparation, great with rotis..

  4. this is yummy and mushrooms are my fave...

  5. This looks delicious..Totally YUMMY


  6. curry looks awesome. i can smell wonderful aroma here

  7. I cook exactly the same way...sometimes I also add baby corn to it.
    lovely preparation..

  8. wow...mushroom masala looks real hot n spicy...i too love mushrooms in this way(spicy curry) mouth watering here...nice recipe will try this for sure!
    Thanks Radhika for this wholesome spicy entry !!
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  9. Mouthwatering masala recipe. Looks so good. Love to dunk in some hot rotis into it. YUM!!!

  10. I too like adding bell peppers to mushroom gravies...they really pair up well...
    Delicious recipe

  11. Very delicious and spicy curry with so tempting clicks..loved the post..

  12. yummy n spicy mushroom masala....

  13. luv anything with mushroom...looks delicious.

  14. Truly said,sometimes mushroom cheats !
    Looks fabulous and yummy.

  15. The mushroom masala looks spicy and delicious! If you have just started cooking with mushrooms, may I suggest a few easy and flavorsome ways? Try them sauteed with garlic, lots of pepper and some mustard sauce. Or with some spring onions, babycorn and soorted veggies and a few chinese sauces of your choice. simple way to bring out mushroom flavors :)

  16. Delicious and spicy looking mushroom masala..looks awesome...tempting.

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  18. Nice. Like the mushroom and capsicum combination.

  19. This looks great! So happy you found a great way to incorporate mushrooms into your dinners :)


  20. I loved this so much I did a post on it!! Thanks for another great recipe!

  21. I loved this so much I did a post on this! Thanks for another great recipe!

  22. I love spicy food. Chicken tikka masala is on of my favourite curries so I will try masala with mushrooms very soon. Thanks for the great idea.

  23. i love mushroom & always want to try different recipes of mushroom..m looking for this kind of stuff..thanks for share this wonderful dish !!

  24. It looks good, but I don't like eating curry.


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