Mushroom Matar Masala !!

Mushrooms are very healthy, low in calories, cholestrol free, gluten free and very low in sodium as well ...Despite of all the nutritional facts i feel that Mushrooms are the most ignored as far as Indian cooking is concerned...
Mushrooms can be used in utmost recipes delivering best dishes ever !!
Falling into such genre is this Mushroom Matar masala ...a tomato based , perfectly flavored dish that serves great as an accompainment to Roti/Rice etc ...
Ingredients

  • 250 gm : Mushroom quartered
  • 1 cup : fresh / frozen Green peas
  • 1 nos: Green chilli 
  • An inch piece : Ginger
  • 4 large : Garlic cloves
  • 1 Large : Onion chopped
  • 1 Large : Tomato chopped
  • 3 tbsp : Oil(Divided)
  • 1/2 tsp : Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp : Turmeric
  • 1 tsp : Red chilli powder
  • 1/2tsp : Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp : Coriander powder 
  • 1/2 tsp : Garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1tbsp : Kasoori methi crushed
  • Few sprigs of Coriander/Cilantro leaves chopped
Method :

  • Heat half of the oil in a pan , once hot add green chilli, ginger,garlic and saute for few mins ..
  • Later add in the chopped onions n tomato n fry them for couple of mins until onions caramalise n tomatoes turn soft..

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  • Turn off the heat n allow them cool down at room temperature ...
  • Now transfer it to a blender jar n grind into smooth paste without adding any water...
  • Turn on the heat again n add the remaining oil in the same pan ..
  • Once hot add the cumin seeds and dry masala powders n saute for a min or two..now stir in the peas n cook for few mins..
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  • Later add the ground masala paste n stir well...
  • Cover n cook this until oil starts to ooze out , stirring in intervals..
      • Now add in the mushroom, salt n continue cooking on low for 3 to 4 mins..
  • Add in a half cup of water or more according to u r preference n adjust the consistency..
  • Cover n cook this for couple more mins ..lastly sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves and crushed kasoori methi ..

  • Turn off , dish out ...
  • Serve hot with rice/roti /paratha etc..tastes great with any !!

A lovely guilt free accompainment ...
Make and enjoy with your family n friends ..
We love it hope u will love it too !! 

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