I should say I am back to being a Mushroom lover now,tastes so good that once we finished our chapathis,we attacked the leftover curry straight from the serving bowl.One more gem from Bharathy's blog.Try it and you'll know what I mean!
Recipe source - Bharathy
Button Mushrooms - 200 gms packet
Green chillies- 2,slit lenghtwise[I skipped this]
Oil - 1 tbsp
Fresh coriander leaves-to garnish
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp[I used 1tsp]
Curry powder - 1/2 tsp [I skipped this]
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste
To sauté and grind to a paste
Big onions - 3 medium,sliced thin or minced
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Tomatoes - 1-2 cut into 8 pcs each
Slice onions and mushrooms separately.
Heat the 2 tbsp oil and sauté onions until golden brown in colour.
Add ginger-garlic paste and cut tomatoes.Sauté well till the raw smell disappears and the tomatoes turn pulpy.
Cool and grind this into a smooth paste adding vary little water if needed.Keep aside.
Heat the 1 tbsp oil mentioned formerly. Add the sliced mushrooms and stir-fry till tender. Add green chillies[if using], chilly powder, turmeric, pepper powder, garam masala and salt in that order.
Add the ground paste and mix well adding a little water. Simmer till mushrooms are cooked and the gravy reaches the right consistency.
Serve hot garnished with minced coriander leaves and fresh cream if you prefer.
Mushroom masala goes best with any variety of Indian roti or Pulao.