Mushroom Butter Masala

Rich and spicy Mushroom dish

Recipe by Renjini Selvan of Manama, US

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • ½ Kg Button Mushrooms(each cut into half)
    • 3 tbsp Oil
    • 2 small pieces Cinnamon
    • 3 Cloves
    • 4 Cardamom
    • 3 Onion (sliced)
    • 1 tsp Ginger paste
    • 1 tsp Garlic paste
    • 1 Tomato (big) (sliced)
    • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
    • 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder
    • 2 tsp Kasuri methi(dried fenugreek leaves)
    • 10 Cashew nuts (soaked and ground to paste)
    • ½ tsp Sugar
    • 1/4 cup Fresh cream
    • 1 tbsp Butter


    1. Heat 3-tablespoon oil in a kadai and splutter cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
    2. To this add sliced onion and saute it by adding little salt. When the onion become soft, add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 5 minutes.
    3. Then add tomato, turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder and kasuri methi.
    4. Mix it well and keep it in a medium flame till tomato becomes soft.
    5. Remove from fire and allow this masala to cool.
    6. When it is cool enough, grind it into a fine paste, which is of medium consistency.
    7. In a pan, heat 1-tablespoon oil and add mushrooms with little salt.
    8. Saute till the mushrooms are cooked and all the water content evaporates and the mushroom dries up.
    9. Now add the masala paste along with little water to it and when it boils cover it with a lid and keep it in a medium flame till the dish reaches the required consistency (not too thick).
    10. Now add cashew nut paste and sugar and mix well. Keep it in a low flame for 5 minutes.
    11. Add fresh cream just before removing it from fire.
    12. Transfer it into a serving bowl and sprinkle butter over it and serve hot.
    NB: If you are health conscious, you can avoid fresh cream and butter from this recipe and follow up to step-10 and remove the dish from fire



    Isn't it unusual that karuri methi is asked to be added later and not in the beginning with clove and cinnamon? why?


    i dont think this will taste good,


    Hi ! I tried your recipe Its really very easy and delicious.Thanks ! Keep posting such recipes

    uma dethan

    i tried the recipe , a true dish to enjoy, expecting more variety on mashroom