MUSHROOM AND PEAS MASALA / GRAVY



Mushroom and peas masala is a simple gravy I make to go as a side dish for chapathis or idlis and dosas. The flavor builds up slowly as the ingredients are added by one slowly and gets cooked. To add some thickness to the gravy I usually add some ground small onions along with a few spices. A very spicy and tasty gravy ideal for weekend meals.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Onion, medium size, 1.
2. Roma tomatoes, 2.
3. Button mushrooms, 1 small packet.
4. Fresh or frozen peas, ½ cup.
5. Curry leaves, a few.
6. Cilantro, for garnishing.
7. Salt, as per taste.
8. Garam masala, ½ teaspoon.
9. Turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon.
10. Chili powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons.
11. Coriander powder, 2 teaspoons.
12. Fennel seeds, ¼ teaspoon.

To grind:
1. Small onions, 2.
2. Ginger, a small piece.
3. Garlic 3 cloves.

PREPARATION:
Grind the required ingredients into a smooth paste and keep aside. Dice the onion and tomatoes into small pieces. The mushrooms can be thinly sliced or quartered. Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil. Add the fennel seeds and fry for a few seconds. Then add the diced onions and curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the turmeric powder and diced tomatoes and keep sautéing until everything is blended. Add the ground paste now and keep frying until oil oozes out from the mixture. (Note that the ground paste must completely lose its raw flavor at this point). At this stage, add the chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala along with the salt and keep frying everything under medium flame for 2 minutes until the spices lose their raw smell. Another teaspoon of oil can be added to fry the spices more quickly. Add the sliced mushrooms and peas and add enough water to cover everything, and let it simmer for 10 minutes until the mushrooms and peas are cooked. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with rice, chapathis, idlis, or dosas.


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43 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Interesting combo,sounds tasty.

SpicyTasty said...

love the combo, shrooms and peas are my fav ones. love the curry and it looks delicious.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely mushroom and peas masala...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

nice gravy!luks delicious...

Geetha Achal said...

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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, that gravy looks thick and what a color, beautiful !!!

Kiran said...

Peas and mushroom gravy looks very delicious.Nice pic.
Healthy oatmeal cookies.Congratulations.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely combo gita, looks yummy & would be perfect with rice anyday

BeenaShylesh said...

would love to have with chappathi...

Kanchan said...

Even I prepare it on similar lines but with a bit variation, will post that soon too :D

SathyaSridhar said...

Mushroom n peas masala very good curry dear,,very easy n quick to cook for any time..as u said its very friendly recipe.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Gravy looks spicy and delicious dear:-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Awesome combination Gita! Never tried this combo! Looks and sounds good!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo my fav is mushroom..ur gravy looks thinck and mouthwatering ..best combo with naans.

Vrinda said...

Nice combo Gita...perfect with roti....

Asha said...

I love the taste of Mushrooms in masala, gravy looks delicious.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy delicious gravy dear

Sridevi said...

Spicy and yummy gravy will go very well with chappathis and rice...Good picture.

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Suja Sugathan said...

Spicy and yummy mushroom peas masala..looks delicious.

divya said...

Wow, how tempting, Gravy looks spicy and delicious dear:-)wonderful,

Jagruti said...

tempting gravey..looks yummy and I would love to have mine with garma garam phulka...

Kairali sisters said...

Never tried this combo, looks absolutely good..We love both peas and mushroom, will try next time Gita

Love
Kairali sisters

Priti said...

Nice combo...and looks very gud...quite interesting

Nitha said...

Interesting combo... Looks spicy and delicious

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Gita

Loved the color of the Mushroom and Peas curry. Would compliment both Rice as well as Roti any day.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Valarmathi said...

Yummy combo, looks tempting and delicious.

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Yummy Team said...

Love the combination of mushroom and peas. Yummy curry! Also checked your mixed nut-oatmeal-raisin cookies.. Thats a really healthy one!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks so creamy and yummy...my fav combo...

Suman Singh said...

liked the combo...sounds delicious!

Babli said...

Very nice and lovely combo. Looks delicious and tempting.

Gulmohar said...

Never thought of this combo..looks so yumm..Just had a peek into Xagave, lovely cookies..:-)

Uma said...

looks so yummy Gita!

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GayathriRaj said...

Mushroom and peas is a nice combination....loved the gravy...i think this will be good with any types of rices...got one noce dish for my veggie guests..:)

Priya said...

I can have this gravy anytime with anything, my fav combo..

Rachana Kothari said...

A delicious combo!

PranisKitchen said...

gita really delicious curry ..i like it because its easy to cook and so yumm..good with chapathi

Vaishali said...

Looks incredible, Gita. I'd love to dip a paratha into that bowl and eat away! :)

Nadji said...

Un bon plat.
J'aime beaucoup.
See soon.

Usha said...

Lovely curry Gita ! Coincidentally I am working on a mushroom peas curry post today too :-) Congrats on getting your cookie recipe published on that site...

Pratiba Bhat said...

mmm.. I have to make these :) Bookmarked :) HAppy to follow you :)

women-wisdom.com said...

Lovely combination. I saw your recipes are really health oriented and I love you way of presentation.