Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mushroom Mutter - Matar Mushroom Masala - Mushroom & Peas Curry

Mushroom Mutter Masala Or Mushroom and Green Peas Curry is mouthwatering North Indian dish served as a side with Roti/Chapati/Naan and can also be relished with Rice. Its basically mushroom and peas cooked in a spicy and tangy onion tomato gravy and flavored with Indian spices. 

You can make this dish as a curry or dry Sabji by adjusting the water consistency. My hubby loves to have this with rice so I usually make this like a curry. 

Now to the Recipe...

3 cups sliced Mushrooms
1 cup of green peas
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 medium sized onion finely chopped
2 medium sized tomatoes finely chopped
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp green chilli paste
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 to 1 tsp red chili powder (or to taste)
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds powder
1/4 tsp dry mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp garam masala (or to taste)
1-2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
Some finely chopped coriander leaves

In a vessel heat some oil & once hot add the cumin seeds, once they start spluttering add the onions and saute until translucent and light brown. Then add the ginger garlic and green chilli paste and saute till raw garlic smell disappears. Then add tomatoes, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well and cover and cook for 5 mins or until the tomatoes are nice and soft. 

Then add the red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, amchur and mix. Cook till this mixture starts oozing oil from the side. Then add the tomato paste and green peas and mix. Cover and cook for 5 mins. 

Now add the mushrooms, mix well and add about 1 cup of water. Cover and cook till mushrooms and peas are done about 10-12 mins. Finally add the garam masala and coriander leaves and mix. 

  • Mushrooms have a tendency to shrink and leave some moisture after they are partially cooked so wait till the mushrooms are cooked half way through before adding water.
  • Am using Frozen peas but you can use fresh too if available. Cooking time may vary depending on whether you are using frozen or fresh peas. 
  • If you would like to eat this dish like a dry sabji add less or no water depending on the consistency you like

That's it our Mushroom Mutter Masala- Mushroom and Peas Curry is ready. Serve it hot with some freshly made Naan/Roti/Chapati or any Indian bread of your choice. Enjoy!!

Happy Cooking!!


  1. beautiful photographs the texture of the curry

  2. Just made this recipe. It's awesome!

    1. Hi Kristina, Thanks glad you liked it :)

    2. this recipe was on my to do list for a while...i am glad to finally attempt it today! Recipe was so easy to follow and it turned out awesome! I did not have time to make naans/roti ...just mix it with rice is delicious! thank you!

    3. i finally made it tonight! Recipe was very easy to follow and the taste was awesome! I did not make naan/roti however just plain rice with this curry is perfect! love it thank you!

    4. Thanks Pandulu, for trying the recipe. Yup completely agree this gravy goes well with Rice too. Glad you loved it :)

  3. I tried this for the first time a few days ago and it is AMAZING! Now I'm going to make it at home :3 Thank you!

    1. Thanks Ginalimon, glad you liked it :)

  4. I tried this yesterday and it came out so well.. Thanks for the wonderful recipe....

    1. Thanks Meeeeee for trying the recipe, Glad you liked it :)

  5. I made this for dinner tonight and it turned out fabulous! My boyfriend and I ate the whole thing! I wished I made a double batch for lunch and leftovers. Thank you for a great recipe! This Hawaiian girl is so happy!

    1. Wow, That make me happy too to know you liked the recipe. Thanks for trying it.

  6. Perfection. Gravy is very tempting and beautiful presentation


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