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Mushroom Masala/ Mushroom curry is an Indian style curry made with mushrooms, onion, tomatoes, spice mixture, herbs and a bit of cream or coconut milk. The flavorful, tasty and creamy curry is enjoyed with naan, paratha, roti or rice. 
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Main Meal, sabji
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 250 g mushrooms
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 1 tsp green chilli minced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee or oil
  • 2 tbsp cashew or almond powder
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp asafetida optional
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi dried fenugreek leaves
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup coconut cream or cooking cream
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander chopped


  • Heat oil and ghee in a wide pan over medium heat.
  • When the oil becomes hot, add the chopped onion and stir fry till it becomes soft and slightly brownish.
  • Add garlic paste and stir fry for a minute.
  • Add ginger and chilli pastes. Stir fry for a few seconds.
  • Add asafetida, turmeric powder and the cashew nut or almond powder. Stir fry for a few seconds.
  • Add tomato puree, salt and sugar. Mix well. Cover the pan and allow the sauce to cook for at least 2-3 minutes.
  • The sauce will be cooked by now. Add chopped mushrooms and garam masala.
  • Mix well. Cover the pan and allow the mushrooms to cook for 5 -7 minutes. The mushroom will at this point release a bit of water. In between remember to stir the curry so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Add water and kasuri methi. Mix well. Cover the pan again and let the masala cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Open the lid, mix the mushroom masala. Add coconut cream and mix well.
  • Add chopped coriander and Mushroom Masala is ready to be served with rice, paratha, naan or roti.


  • Adjust spices according to your taste.
  • Can easily add sweet corn, peas, chickpeas, beans, paneer along with the mushrooms to make a different kind of masala.
  • Can replace the nut powder with chickpea flour if you have nut allergies.
Keyword Easy Mushroom Curry Recipe, mushroom masala recipe