Matar mushroom- a vegan curry

"Matar mushroom is a delicious vegan Indian curry made with green peas & mushrooms. This mushroom recipe is one of the most popular vegetarian curries in India."
-- @greenbowl2soul
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 40

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  • 1 1/5 cups green peas, fresh or frozen
  • 3 cups button mushrooms, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons grated garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/4 dry fenugreek leaves powder,
  • 1/2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 1/4 turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons red chili powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 cups water
  • 1 tablespoons mustard oil/ any other cooking oil


  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a pot and add cumin seeds to it. Saute for a few seconds, when the cumin seeds become fragrant, add grated ginger, garlic, and green chilies. Saute for a few seconds.

  • Step 2

    Once the raw smell of garlic goes away, add chopped onion and salt. Cook till the onions turn golden brown.

  • Step 3

    In a bowl mix all the dry spices (except fenugreek powder) with 1.5 tablespoons of water to make a paste and add to the pot. Adding water will avoid burning of spices. Saute for about 30 seconds.

  • Step 4

    Next, add the chopped tomatoes, mix and cover the pot. Covering the pot will fasten the process of cooking tomatoes. Once the tomatoes turn mushy, remove the lid and cook the tomatoes uncovered for another 2-3 minutes.

  • Step 5

    When the tomatoes are nicely cooked, add chopped mushrooms and green peas, mix and allow to cook for around 5 minutes. Next, add water, mix, cover the pot and cook for around 12-15 minutes or till mushroom and peas are nicely cooked.

  • Step 6

    Add chopped coriander leaves, fenugreek leaves powder, mix, and cover the pot. Cook for another minute before switching off the gas.

  • Step 7

    Serve hot with rice or roti. You can also enjoy it as a delicious vegan stew.

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