Mushroom Peas Masala

I have been getting requests from some of my readers to post more veg recipes. Though I make normal veg dishes frequently, I somehow was not convinced about blogging about it, thinking that it is everyday stuff and nobody would be interested in that…. but I guess I was proved wrong … anyways here is a veg recipe, its not that everyday stuff, but at the same time its not something extraordinary also…

I have made this a few times before, but couldn't take the photo at that time…. this recipe is from Sanjeev Kapoor's Khazana of Indian Recipes. This goes well with roti, plain rice and pulav.

Here is the recipe…

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Mushroom Peas Masala

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 200 gms Mushroom
  • 1.5 cups Peas (I used frozen peas)
  • 2 big Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 4 Cardamom –
  • 1 medium size Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp each Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup Tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Chilly powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 cup Cashew nut paste
  • Salt
  • Oil


  • Cut mushroom into bite size pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan & add cardamom, cinnamon & onion. Stir it till the onion turns golden brown colour. Add ginger garlic paste and stir for a few minutes. Add tomato paste along with spice powders and cook till the oil starts appearing.
  • Mix the cashew nut paste with one cup water and add to the curry. When it starts boiling add sliced mushroom & peas. Cook till the vegetables are done.
  • For cashew nut paste, soak 10-15 cashew nuts in warm water for 10 minutes and grind it with a little water. The gravy tends to be thick after sometime, so adjust the quantity of gravy accordingly.
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Please check out the photo of this curry made by Ambily Thomas, one of MariasMenu readers. Thank you dear :)

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43 thoughts on “Mushroom Peas Masala”

  1. Hi Maria, is tomato paste same as ketchup? Can I use fresh tomatoes? If yes, how many? And how do we make this paste with fresh tomatoes?

    • Hi Sara,

      Tomato paste is different from ketchup. It’s more like a concentrated version. I guess, if you are using fresh tomatoes, just grind it and add a bit of ketchup also with it. I havent tried it that way, so it’s my guess ;)


  2. Thank U Thank u :) …
    Tried it today and came out perfectly and my room mates liked it a lot too :)
    For people like us(absolute dummies when it come cooking) , Your recipe is such a blessing(simple and mouth watering)

  3. Hi maria
    this is the very frst that i have tried from ur recipe tastes really good. Thanks for such a yummy recipe.pls post some more tasty recipies.

    • Hi Soni,

      I’ve posted a number of recipes which can be used as a side dish for chappathi. Please check out the veg recipes and the chicken n beef category.


  4. Hey Maria, This is my first comment…
    Howz u??
    I have been following ur blog from last month and tried some of the recipes…and planning to try all of them…
    Thanks for starting such a nice recipe blog :-)

  5. Hi Maria,
      This is the second recipe I tried out from your site.
    First one was Malabar Fish curry. Both turned out to be very yummy!!!
    Thanks again for sharing such wonderful recipes !!


    Hi Maria,
    I tried this recipe today and it turned out real yummy. instead of mushroom n peas i used carrot, potato n beans.thanks a lot for posting this recipe.i incidentally found ur blog last month n i’m very happy for it.

    • Hi Hiba,

      Thank you :) Btw, that’s a good combo for this curry, I’m glad you liked it. I’m also happy that you found my site. Hope to see you here often.


    • Hi Roshini,

      Yes, you can make it without cashew paste also. The texture of the curry will not be that rich n creamy, apart from that the taste is ok.

      You can avoid cashew paste and instead of water, you can add a cup of medium-thick coconut milk. Though this slighlty changes the taste n flavor of the curry.


  7. Maria, it looks mouth watering. I love mushroom masala curries, thnx for sharing, now am gonna try this.
    And believe me, i used to think in the same way as you said above, that i will not blog about veg recipes as they are too common, and the daily ones, but i was wrong :-) Now i’m even blogging about veg reccipes too..


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