Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mushroom Curry

Learnt this recipe from Shashi. I've tried a lot of mushroom curries so far but this one tops the list. Thanks Shashi :)

Prerequisite: Mixer blender.

Ingredients used:
250 g mushrooms cut and cleaned
2-3 medium sized onions chopped into big chunks
4-5 peeled garlic cloves
1/4 inch ginger
1.5 tomatoes
1 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin/jeera seeds
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp poppy seeds(khus khus)
5-6 cashewnuts
5-6 almonds
Water for diluting
Salt to taste
3-4 tsp of cooking oil
(cashews and almonds could be replaced with watermelon seeds by health conscious people but they do not taste as good)

How to make:
Grind onions, garlic cloves and ginger.
Warm some oil in a cooking vessel and add the ground masala to it.
When it loses it's rawness and is fried well, add the powders mentioned in the ingredients list and roast them.  Then, add a paste made out of tomatoes, coriander seeds, roasted jeera seeds and khus khus(grind khus khus and jeera seeds towards the end so that the masala is a little coarse).  Saute. Add mushrooms, salt and water as required. Cook. When there are about 5-6 minutes left for the curry to be done, add almond and cashew paste. Add more water if  needed. Cook covered, on low flame. Serve with hot chapatis.