Kids Special/ North Indian/ Side dish -with gravy-vegetarian


Mushroom Makhani

Vegan Mushroom Makhani recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3

  1. Mushroom,sliced-250 gms
  2. Cashew nuts-8 to 10 nos
  3. Cumin seeds-1/8 tsp
  4. Onion,sliced-1.5 cup
  5. Ginger,finely chopped-1 tsp
  6. Garlic,finely chopped-1 tsp
  7. Kashmiri chili powder-1 to 1.5 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander powder-1 tsp
  10. Garam masala-3/4 tsp
  11. Tomato,chopped-1/2 cup
  12. Kasuri methi/ dry fenugreek leaves-2 generous pinch
  13. Water-as required
  14. Butter-as required(vegan option -use vegan butter)
  15. Oil-as required
  16. Salt-to taste


  • Soak cashew nuts in water for about 20 minutes.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds and let it splutter.Add onion,ginger and garlic.Saute until it turns golden brown ,over medium low flame.(Onion should get caramelized,you can add salt to speed up the process)
  • Now add kashmiri chili powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,garam masala and 2 to 3 tbsp of  water.Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes ,stirring continuously, until the masala leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Add chopped tomato and cook until it turns mushy.Allow this to cool slightly.Add drained,soaked cashew nuts to this masala and grind to form a smooth paste.Keep aside.
  • In the same pan,heat oil/butter add sliced mushrooms and salt.Cook ,stirring occasionally,until the mushrooms have released their water and are golden brown. 
  • Add the prepared masala paste and required amount of water ( i used about 1.5 cups of water).Add more salt ,if required.
  • Mix well and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes over medium low flame,stirring well in between.
  • Add kasuri methi and mix well.Cook for a minute or two.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and serve.Garnish with ginger juliennes,if desired.
  • Serve with roti or rice


    • Add a tsp of butter ,just before serving ,if desired.
    • For a better flavor,you can add 2 to 3 tbsp of fresh cream ,while adding kasuri methi ,if desired.

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    Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights
    October 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Oh my god! My fav dish ever….lipsmacking recipe as well..gotta try this one of these days.

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    Shobana Vijay
    October 17, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Its really a mouth watering recipe.Yummy with na an.

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    Vimitha Durai
    October 17, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Looks so rich and delicious. Would be perfect for some naans

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    October 18, 2013 at 12:11 am

    looks so yummy, nice presentation.

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    October 18, 2013 at 4:26 am

    yummy they look..

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    Happy’s Cook
    October 18, 2013 at 5:08 am

    delicious and rich masala…awesome clicks..

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    October 18, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Creamy and delicious mushroom makhani.

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    October 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Looks so rich and lovely.

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    October 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    treat for mushroom lovers.. So rich

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    June 4, 2014 at 1:13 am

    I don't see an amount for the mushrooms. How much should be used? Also, are you supposed to grind the cashew and masala on their own and THEN add to the rest? I was a little confused by the wording of the steps. Thanks!

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      June 4, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Sorry !! I have updated the recipe…and regarding cashew nuts,grind it along with the masala….do let me know how u like it…k

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    July 2, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for Sharing. Excellent Tips to prepare Mushroom Curry. I will try this Curry in this week-end. I bookmarked your link. Will keep in touch. Please read on more curry related to Mushroom Kasoori Methi

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