Matar Mushroom

Flavorful, aromatic and succulent - mushroom and green peas combination. A great side dish for lunch or dinner

Total Time (Mins): 
25
Prep Time (Mins): 
10
Cook Time (Mins): 
15
Serving: 
3
Ingredients: 

Frozen Green Peas: 200 gm
Button Mushroom (sliced): 1 packet
Ginger (for paste): 2 inch 
Garlic (for paste): 10 cloves
Medium Red Onion (finely chopped): 2
Tomato (grated): 3
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Sugar: ½ tsp
Fresh Milk Cream: 2 tbsp
Green chili (chopped): 2
Green Cardamon: 4 cloves
Star anise: 1
Cinnamon Stick: 1 inch
Turmeric Powder: ¼ tsp
Red Chili Powder: 1 ½ tsp
Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder (see learn): 2 tsp
Vegetable Oil (for frying): 2 tbsp
Coriander Leaves for garnish
Salt to taste

Cooking Method: 
Sautéing, Simmering
Skill Level: 
Beginner
Instructions: 

1) Heat oil in a sauce pan, add cumin seeds and fry for a minute.

2) Add the opened cardamom pods once the sizzle of the cumin seeds subsides followed by star anise and cinnamon stick. Stir for a minute.

3) Add chopped onion and fry till golden brown (2-3 min). 

4) Add ginger and garlic paste. Add chopped green chilies. Fry for 1 min. Add grated tomato and sugar, and stir till oil separates.

5) Add turmeric, red chili powder and coriander powder. Fry till oil separates for 1 ½ min.

6) Add sliced mushroom and salt.

7) Cover and cook till mushroom releases water (2-3 min).

8) Add frozen peas, stir, cover and cook for another 2 min.

9) Add cream and stir. Cover and cook for a minute. Add garam masala. Stir and keep for a min.

10) Add chopped coriander leaves, stir and remove from heat.

Common Mistakes: 

Do not overcook the mushroom. It will lose its succulence and shrink in size

Tips: 

Fry the tomato well. Otherwise it will give sour taste. Add Sugar to balance the acidity.

Alternative Ingredients: 

Substitute grated tomato with tomato sauce or tomato paste.

Bonus: 

Garnish with fresh cream and serve hot with bread, roti or rice for lunch or dinner.

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