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17 October 2013


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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.


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

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

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

  4. looks so yummy, nice presentation.

  5. delicious and rich masala...awesome clicks..

  6. Creamy and delicious mushroom makhani.

  7. 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!

    1. 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

  8. 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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