Mushroom Masala

Mushroom Masala Recipe
  • Dinner
  • Servings
  • 3Spicy
  • 30 MinsCook Time
  • Cuisine : North Indian
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Made with caramelized onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, milk and “Tandoori masala”. “Tandoori masala” gives the dish it’s bright red color.


  • 340 grams (12 0z) white mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped finely
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 chillies chopped finely
  • 2  teaspoons tandoori masala (is non-spicy but salty)
  • 1/3 cup milk or cream (I used 2% milk)
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • salt to taste

Step By Step Method

  • Step 1. Melt butter in a pan and add mushrooms. Stir fry them, making sure the mushrooms are evenly coated with butter. Add a dash of salt, this will help the mushrooms to release water and also season it.

    Step 2. After 5 to 7 minutes, the mushrooms will shrink in size and start to leave the water. Stir fry for a couple of minutes longer, till most of the water from the mushrooms evaporates. Keep aside.

    Step 3. Heat oil in a vessel. Add onions and fry till it’s golden brown.

    Step 4. Add garlic paste, ginger paste, green chillies and fresh coriander. Fry for a minute.

    Step 5. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and cook on medium high for 10-12 minutes, till it starts to leave oil and the tomatoes are cooked.

    Step 6. Add the sautéd mushrooms, tandoori masala and salt for taste. Mix well.

    Step 7. Lower the heat, add milk or cream and stir gently for a few minutes. Keep on fire for a couple of minutes , till all mixed in.

    Step 8. Serve hot, garnished with freshly chopped fresh coriander. 


    • Mushrooms- Instead of slicing mushrooms, cut the stems off, and cut in half. This will give a chunkier bite.
    • Tandoori Masala- Tandoori masala is non-spicy but salty. Be careful while adding extra salt to the dish.
    • Milk- You could use whole milk or cream for a creamier and richer taste.

About Chef


Model Asmita Kakodker in her career has featured in over 250 television and print advertisements for prominent brands like Ponds, Nivea, Pepsodent and Nirma to name a few. Now, when she is happily married, and playing a role of a homemaker, wife and most importantly, a mother, successfully, she uses all her extra time focussing on her new passion – the culinary arts! “I’ve always wanted to catalogue the dozens of recipes that play such a key role in defining who we are – as a family. My blog helps me achieve my goal in a fun and interactive way with other compulsive foodies just like me!” says the always-ebullient Asmita. You can easily get all the chef asmita kakodker recipes online which are easily available.