Mushroom Masala | Spiced Mushroom Gravy

Let’s play a riddle today. The king of today’s dish is neither a vegetable nor a fruit. It’s a controversial topic among vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Guess! Guess!

What’s the thing we are talking about?

You are right. It’s Mushroom!

May it be veg or non-veg. A fruit or a vegetable, I am a crazy fan of it. This is one of my personal favorite dishes. I order it often when I go to restaurants. It’s a spicy gravy main course served with either chapatis or rice or pooris. The beauty of this dish is its thick gravy. It is made with different variations in different parts of India based on the availability of  ingredients.

Mushroom Masala Ingredient
Mushroom Masala Ingredient

The recipe of the Mushroom Masala goes like this:


  1. Button Mushroom – 200 gms
  2. Onion – 3 medium sized finely chopped
  3. Garlic – 1 whole
  4. Ginger – 1 inch long
  5. Tomatoes – 2 medium sized
  6. Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  7. Cloves – 3-4 nos
  8. Cardamom – 2-3 nos
  9. Cinnamon – 1 stick
  10. Bay Leaves – 2
  11. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  13. Cumin Powder – 2 tsp
  14. Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
  15. Red chili powder – 2 tsp
  16. Green chilies – 1 finely chopped
  17. Coriander leaves -1 tbsp finely chopped
Steps of Preparation:
  1. Peel the garlic cloves and chop the tomatoes and ginger into small pieces.
  2. In a mixer, add the peeled garlic cloves, chopped ginger and tomato.
  3. Add the spices like Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves and Bay leaves and grind it into a fine paste adding some water into it.
  4. Cut the mushroom into medium pieces and soak it in water and take it out.  Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
  5. Heat a pan, add the vegetable oil to the pan.
  6. Splutter the cumin seeds to the hot oil.
  7. Add the onion and saute it till it’s translucent.
  8. Add the finely ground paste to the pan and add the turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder and cumin powder and cook it.
  9. Cook the spices till the oil separated from the mixture.
  10. Add the cut mushrooms to it.
  11. Extra water is not required to be added as mushroom releases water.
  12. Cook till the mushroom get’s softened.
Mushroom Masala
Mushroom Masala
There comes the yummy spice loaded Mushroom Masala for you. Garnish it with the chopped green chilies and finely chopped coriander leaves. The color, odor and taste are going to compel you to salivate.
4.5 from 4 reviews
Mushroom Masala | Spiced Mushroom Gravy
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Mushroom Masala a spiced gravy Mushroom. Its texture and flavors perfectly blends with rice or chapatis or pooris.

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  1. SMITHA KESHAV said:

    Very nice..tasty. simple ingredient fast making…lovely .which suit r for chapati and rice also

    January 12, 2017
    • Shreemaa said:

      I am happy that you liked it.Thank you.

      January 13, 2017
  2. Neeraj said:

    Loved it. It was simple to make, yet rich in taste.

    January 13, 2017
    • Shreemaa said:

      That’s so nice of you. Keep following the other recipes. Thank you.

      January 13, 2017
  3. Anonymous said:

    It’s tasty n Tammy, fast making. Thanks

    March 30, 2017
    • Shreemaa said:

      Thank you. Glad you loved it.

      April 2, 2017
  4. Pinki said:

    The taste is yummy!!👍

    October 24, 2017
  5. Anonymous said:

    Very nice! Made it and everyone liked it. Thanks.

    December 9, 2017
    • Shreemaa said:

      Thank you. I’m glad.

      December 11, 2017

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