Mushroom is also one of those ingredients, which hit at my home anytime and in any form. Mushroom is a very healthy ingredient as contains almost zero fat and is enriched with lots of nutrients in it. That's why I prefer it to prepare at my home very often. I used to prepare matar mushroom frequently but never managed to draft its recipe. So this time thought to share this super delicious as well as healthy, yes you read right, it's healthy too. I never use cream in my curries to make it creamy but add almonds paste instead. Which makes my curry creamy as well as healthy at the same time.
Stepwise recipe is given below. Do try and share your experience with me.
MATAR MUSHROOM IN HEALTHY CURRY
Time: 40 mins
250 gms button mushrooms, sliced
2 cup green peas, I used frozen
12-15 almonds , soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
2 big tomatoes , roughly chopped ( I made puree along with almonds till nice creamy and smooth)
3 medium big onions, finely chopped
3-4 green chiles, finely chopped
1 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp kasoori methi, crushed between Palm
Salt to taste
4 green cardamom
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 inch cinnamon stick
1/4 tsp asafetida ( heeng)
First of all make paste of almond and tomato till nice smooth and creamy. Keep aside for later use.
* You can make these pastes separately too. I made together as didn't have too small jar for almonds.
Now heat oil in a wok, add all tempering spices and fry till they become aromatic, 1-2 mins.
Now add chopped onions and chilies, fry till nice golden.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins then add tomato almonds paste followed by cumin powder, red chili powder, black pepper powder , turmeric powder and coriander powder.
Now saute till it starts leaving oil. Add sliced mushrooms, green peas and some salt.
Saute for 4-5 mins and add water as per your choice of gravy consistency.
Adjust salt ,Let it come to boil and cover to cook till mushrooms and peas are cooked well, approx 7-8 mins.
Now add garam masala powder and mix well. Finally add kasoori methi and mix well.
Your delicious and healthy matar mushroom curry is ready to be served with roti/paratha/poori/naan or rice.
You can also prepare as a get together menu too. Every mushroom lover will love this delicious treat from you. Even kids love it's flavour .
** If you all using fresh peas then boil it first then use. I used frozen, which take less time to cook.
* You can also use some cream at the end, to make your curry more rich.
Hope you all will love to try this so easy yet droolicious curry with healthy twist and don't forget to share your experience with me.
Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.