Mushroom Curry

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Mushroom Curry

I enjoy cooking with mushrooms. The possibilities are endless and generally they are very easy to prepare. This spicy mushroom curry side dish goes well with any Indian meal. I recommend serving them with spicy chickpea koftas and a simple lemon rice.

Mushroom Curry

Mushroom CurryMushroom Curry
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Cuisine: Indian
Published on April 10, 2007

Simple spicy curry with fresh, plump and tender mushrooms

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes

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  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ghee, butter or oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 14 oz (400 g) mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste or 1 small tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 green or red chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • Heat the ghee, butter or oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until the onion starts to turn translucent. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.

  • Add the spices and a few teaspoons of water, and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Now add the mushrooms to the pan along with the tomato paste or tomato and chopped chilies. Add a few tablespoons of water and stir. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are reduced but the mushrooms are still plump and tender.

  • Remove from heat, season with salt, and stir in the fresh parsley or cilantro. Serve hot.

Makes 2 to 3 servings


Mushrooms Canada said...

Mushrooms in curry is an instant home-run for me! I love lots of heat and great spice to a dish and I always seem to find that in Indian-inspired cuisine. Your Spicy Chickpea Koftas will be the perfect main for this yummy side!


anthony stemke said...

This is very appealing, can't wait to try it.