How to prepare Kadai Mushroom

How to make Kadai Mushroom

Prep Time : 15 mins

 Cook Time : 30 mins

 Serves: 3-4

 Recipe Category: Side Dish-Mushroom

 Recipe Cuisine: Indian



Button Mushroom – 200 grams

Onion – 1 cubed

Capsicum – 1 cubed

Oil – 2 tbsp

Onion – 1 cup finely chopped

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Tomato Puree – 1 cup

Cream (malai) or curd – 1 1/2 tbsp

Chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tbsp


   For the Kadai Masala Powder

Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp

Red Chillies – 3-4

Whole Black Peppercorns – 1/4 tbsp

Cloves – 2

Cinnamon – 1/2 inch piece

Cardamom – 2

Bay leaf – 1


For the seasoning

Oil – 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp


For Garnishing

Dry Kasuri methi – 1 tbsp



Clean and cut each mushroom lengthwise into half.

Cut one onion and capsicum into cubes and keep it separate.

Blend 2 to 3 ripe tomatoes as we need a cup of tomato puree.

Heat 2 tbsp oil into pan and sauté cubed onions until it’s translucent. Remove them from pan.

Into the same pan, sauté capsicum till half cooked and removes away from the pan

Add more oil when needed and saute mushrooms till all the water from the mushrooms evaporate and until turns light brown.

Preparation of Kadai Masala Powder:

Roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, whole black peppercorns and red chillies all together.

Dry roast cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf together.

Dry grind both together to a fine powder. Here is our Kadai Masala Powder.

Method to make Kadai mushroom:

Into a heated pan, add cumin seeds when until it sizzles, add finely chopped onions. Saute until onions turn golden brown. Add little salt to increase this process.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw flavor of the ginger garlic goes away.

Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, chilli powder, kadai masala powder and salt if needed.

Cook till tomato mixture oozes out oil. Lower the flame, add curd or cream and cook for another few minutes.

Add onions, capsicum and combine well and cook it for 2 to 3 mins on medium flame.

Add mushrooms, combine well and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add a cup of water and simmer till the gravy thickens and leaves oil.

Rub kasuri methi between on to your palms and garnish it with kadai mushroom masala with it.

Kadai mushroom masala is right now ready. This can be served with chapati, parathas and any mild flavored rice like vegetable egg fried rice, jeera pulao, peas pulao etc.

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