Mushroom Kadai

A very delicious dish in which mushroom is flavored  in spicy- tangy semi dry gravy. A kadai is used for cooking this dish, hence the name Mushroom Kadai. Nevertheless , it can be cooked in any pot or sauce pan; it still tastes delicious. In this recipe, I have used Roasted red masala powder  (as kadai masala powder) which is always available in my kitchen . Alternatively , I have also mentioned the spice requirements just enough for this recipe.

Do check out our other mushroom recipes –

Mushroom pepper fry

Mushroom pulao

Preparation time : 15 minutes

Cooking time : 25 minutes


  1. Mushroom – 250 gms (sliced)
  2. onion – 1 medium (chopped)
  3. Tomato – 2 large (pureed)
  4. ginger-garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  5. green capsicum – 1 medium (julienne cut)
  6. kasuri methi – 1 teaspoon
  7. turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  8. cream – 1 tablespoon
  9. oil, salt
  10. Roasted red masala powder(click here to know how to make it)- 1-2 teaspoon

Alternatively, (instead of ingredient no.10) I provide here the spice requirements (kadai masala powder) just enough for this dish –

  1. red chillies – 3
  2. coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon
  3. cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  4. black pepper corn – 4
  5. cloves – 2
  6. cardamom – 1
  7. cinnamon – 1/2 inch
  8. fennel seeds – 1/4 teaspoon

Dry roast all these ingredients till nice aroma comes. Once cooled, grind it into a fine powder. Keep it ready.

Method :

Step 1 : Heat 2-3 tablespoon oil in a kadai. Fry the sliced mushrooms until its edges turn golden brown . Remove the mushroom and keep it aside.

Step 2 : In the same kadai, saute onions until it becomes translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes. Add the tomato puree and stir well.After a while, add capsicum. Saute for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.

Step 3 :  Add the roasted red masala powder or freshly ground kadai masala powder . Add turmeric powder. Mix well

Step 4 : Add salt and 1/2 cup water. Stir and sim cook the masala on low flame for about 4-5 minutes or until you see oil appearing on the top.

Step 5 : Add the fried mushroom slices. Combine well.

Step 6 : Finally, add cream and kasuri methi. Remove from the flame.

Check our blog for more Veg Curry / masala / dry dishes!


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