Mushroom Mattar Masala ~ Mushroom Peas Curry

This is all I am doing nowadays – pushing myself and telling myself that I can overcome all the challenges that are coming in front of me… chanting to myself that there is that SomeOne up there who is going to take care of me if I break… confirming to mysePinlf that I am not going to be alone in this wild race of life… Sometimes, when I think how life is going to be during this month, with some big changes coming up in my schedule, I get really nervous. But then… I guess as you grow older, you are supposed to get wiser, so that means everything needs to be dealt with a level head and with as much little anxiety as possible. Fingers crossed to see how things are going to shape out, InShaAllah… πŸ™‚


A vegetarian treat again for today… I love mushrooms though nobody else supports me for this vegetable. But then they have no other option to eat it when I cook it… hehe… My B would be more than happy to go get himself a takeaway when I cook anything that he doesn’t like, but then fearing the gnawing of his ears that he has to put up with, he normally avoids it. My poor HD has no other way out than to eat what is kept on the table when he comes home late. However, he is thankfully somebody who eats everything and has no qualms about trying new food. So slowly, I am trying to bring at home stuff that my umma used to never cook, and one is of course mushrooms. A nice cashew based gravy, that goes so well with some chapathis or white rice… one of my favorite vegetarian dishes to say the least… πŸ™‚




Mushroom Mattar Masala ~ Mushroom Peas Curry

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small pc cinnamon
  • 2 cardamom
  • 2 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 1 sachet 70 gm tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 15 cashews soaked and then ground into paste
  • 250 gm mushroom quartered
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt to taste


  • In a saucepan, heat oil. Fry the cinnamon and cardamom till an aroma comes.
  • Add the onions and saute with a pinch of salt till soft.
  • Add the ginger and garlic paste and cook Β till raw smell is gone.
  • Now add in the tomato and tomato paste and cook on low flame and closed lid, till the tomatoes are mashed and the raw smell of the paste is gone.
  • Add in the coriander powder, chilli and turmeric powder and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the cashew paste and give it a stir.
  • Now add the cut mushrooms and the frozen peas. Add 1/2 cup of water if required.
  • Bring to boil and then reduce the flame. Cook on closed lid till the mushrooms are cooked. Adjust salt and seasoning.
  • Serve warm garnished with coriander leaves, with rice or rotis!!!

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  1. same here.. my DH too doesnt like mushrooms. but my kiddos luv it. wenever daddy is nt fr dinner, the kids know wats the veggie thats cooking. hopefully he too starts liking it soon..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  2. Delicious mushroom curry, in our house the husband loves mushrooms and not me πŸ˜‰ just the opposite here

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  3. Its been a long time I tried mushroom recipes.u are tempting me so much πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Chitra… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  4. I love mushrooms too! Been planning to do this combo for guests arriving soon! This looks so yummy, wish I could have some now!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  5. We are mushroom family, i can make anything with it, my kids will definitely enjoy this masala, a delicious side dish for rotis.

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  6. I'm with your Umma πŸ˜‰ Mushrooms are something I never cook with πŸ™‚ But I do think like the sound of that cashew gravy. Let me see. When I see mushrooms here I might get them and try this out. You will get the credit of converting me Rafee;)

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  7. Tempting yummy curry

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  8. Mushroom and peas are the best combo .Love your version of it

    1. Thank you so much Sharanya…

    1. Thank you so much Shobana…

  9. This will also pass by! stay +ve Rafee πŸ™‚ Sending loads of hugs to you n kids
    Made this just the other day! I add almond paste. Delicious curry indeed.

    1. Yes, hopefully it should be alright, Rekha… πŸ™‚ thanks a lot dear…

  10. Never tried this combo looks so tasty..will try it soon…

    1. Thank you so much Resna…

  11. yummy mushroom masala

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  12. this combination gives delicious taste……..

    1. Thank you so much Prachi…

  13. I too used to try this combo…rich and yummy gravy..

    1. Thank you so much Anu…

  14. yummilicious mushroom curry.

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  15. Mushroom masla looks delicious..

    1. Thank you so much Ranjani…

  16. Mushrrom mattar masala looks delicious. Rafee

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

  17. wonderful masala …we love it a lot .I m on ur side when comes to pushing myself πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Sathya… πŸ™‚

  18. Lovely look masala! Love how it's meatless!

    1. Thank you so much Asiya…

  19. never tried mushrooms….looks delicious..

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  20. We both love mushrooms….This is indeed a great one for me to try when we buy mushrooms……This is indeed a wonderful way of preparing mushroom with peas……..

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  21. uff…we both love this curry….that look of the curry itself is so tempting….mouthwatering here

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  22. Looks yummy. Would try it soon πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Anusha… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha…

  23. nice n best combo.goes wonderful vth rotis..:)

    1. Thank you so much Usha… πŸ™‚

  24. we are also not big on mushrooms unless if its mushroom soup..i have heard raved reviews about mushroom mattar, with 1 box of button mushrooms threatening to go bad in the fridge i may as well make this! dont worry much about challenges, i am sure u can overcome things InsyaAllah.

    1. Better save that box then!!! Thanks a lot, Jehanne dear…

  25. yummy preparation dear

    1. Thank you so much Shama…

  26. mushroom n peas nice combo best for roti

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  27. never tried this combo..looks yummy

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana…

  28. I saw this on FB and wanted to see how – this is a great way to use up mushrooms, I always have some hanging in my fridge.

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  29. Beautiful combo,perfect with chapattis.

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  30. lovely curry dear i love the combo πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

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