Kaju Mushroom Masala | Mushroom Masala | How to make Kaju Mushroom Masala Recipe

25 mins Main Course
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Kaju Mushroom Masala | Mushroom Masala | How to make Kaju Mushroom Masala Recipe- Looking for the best accompaniment for Chapathi, Parota, Naan and Roti? The Spicy Mushroom Cashew|Kaju Curry is the one. It is an ever hit with people. My friends often call me to ask for a dish that is easy to make and works well for a party. And this is one of the curries, I strongly recommend. Any special occasion can be made even more special with this curry.

This curry goes well not just with Rotis but also with Baghara Rice and Jeera Rice.

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Kaju Mushroom Masala | Mushroom Masala | How to make Kaju Mushroom Masala Recipe

Tips

  1. The Tomato-Cashew paste that is used as a base in this curry should be smooth and even without any fragments. Only then we get the best taste. To get a smooth paste, Cashew nuts should be soaked and then ground.

  2. Onions should be chopped in an even and thin manner and fried well. That gives thickness to the gravy and taste to the curry.

  3. Cashews and Mushrooms should be fried together. That will keep the Mushrooms from going soggy. To get the perfect fry, first fry the Cashews a little and then add Mushrooms and continue drying until the Cashews turn brown.

  4. If the Mushrooms are fried too much, they become wafer thin and the curry does not taste all that good.

  5. Cut the Mushrooms into only two halves. They should not be chopped into too small pieces.

  6. I add ghee at the very last before taking the curry off the flame. It gives the curry a balanced taste.

How does the Curry get its colour?

  1. The colour to a curry comes from the ingredients and the way it is fried. I have used Kashmiri Red Mirchi powder along with regular Mirchi powder for this curry. It has a strong flavor as well as a rich colour.

  2. If you do not have Kashmiri Mirchi powder, use a table spoon of our regular Mirchi Powder.

kaju mushroom masala gravy

Kaju Mushroom Masala | Mushroom Masala | How to make Kaju Mushroom Masala Recipe - Recipe Video

Kaju Mushroom Masala | Mushroom Masala | How to make Kaju Mushroom Masala Recipe

Main Course | vegetarian
  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Total Time 25 mins
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

  • For Gravy
  • 3 very ripe Red Tomatoes
  • 1 Ginger piece
  • 1/4 cup Cashew nuts ((Soaked for 15 mins))
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Cardamoms
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Curd with Cream (malai)
  • Sufficient water to grind to a soft paste
  • For the Curry
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 3/4 cup Cashew Nuts
  • 150 gms Mushrooms
  • 1 Onion Thinly Chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mirchi Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Coriander Powder
  • 2 tsps Kashmiri Mirchi Powder
  • 1.5 tsps Salt
  • 350 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsps Chopped Green Coriander
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients for the gravy to the mixer and grind to a soft paste without any fragments.
  2. Heat oil and fry half of the Cashew Nuts.
  3. Add Mushrooms and fry until the Cashew Nuts turn lightly golden brown and set aside.
  4. Add Cumin seeds, chopped onion, and fry until golden brown.
  5. Mix Red Chilli Powder, Kashmiri Mirchi Powder, Garam Masala, Coriander powder and fry thoroughly.
  6. Add the ground paste and let it cook for 3-4 minutes, add 350 ml of water and let the gravy cook until the oil separates.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. When the oil separates, add Cashew Nuts and Mushrooms and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Add chopped Coriander and some ghee and let it cook for another minute.
  10. Add the juice of a half slice of lemon and remove it from the flame.

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4 comments

  • S
    Suma Bhaskar
    Recipe Rating:
    Loved by all !!
  • P
    Padma
    Recipe Rating:
    How many does the recipe you listed serve? If I need to double the recipe - do I double everything or just the mushrooms and cashews "Curry" part not the tomato "Gravy" part? Same if I triple the recipe?
  • A
    Anusri
    Recipe Rating:
    Taste super brother.nenu try chesanu ma family ki chalabaga nacchindhi.thanks brother
  • T
    Tarun
    Recipe Rating:
    Delicious