BM# 71: Week 3; Day 2
Theme: Make a meal
Dish: Peas Mushroom curry
We had frozen paratha with frozen readymade curry for lunch. And dinner was another short cut variety of food – not readymade, but not a wholesome thali as well. So looking at this thali, I feel jealous of the days where it was a feast on a platter for us :-)). I had made this North Indian Thali for last month’s Blogging Marathon event.
Anyway, today’s post is about one of the dishes in that thali – Peas mushroom masala. I learnt this single method curry from my friend Swapna long time back and till now that’s my go-to curry. You start off with sauteeing ginger garlic paste and pureed tomatoes. Then its time for adding the 4 masala powders (turmeric powder, chilli powder, ground coriander and garam masala). The vegetable or cooked dry beans of your choice goes in next with water as needed. And the last thing to add is one cooked and pureed onion. This basic method holds well for any kind of mix of vegetables. Today its peas and mushroom’s turn.
Read on for the recipe.
Serves 3 people
- 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 2 tomatoes, pureed
- 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon kasuri methi
- Chop the onion roughly. Bring it to a boil in a separate small pan with enough water to cover the onions. Take off the heat once its cooked. Puree it once its cool enough to handle. Keep aside.
- Puree the tomatoes.
- Heat oil in a pan, add the ginger garlic paste. Saute it for a few seconds and add the pureed tomatoes.
- Let the tomatoes cook for 3-4 minutes. Now add the chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Add salt as well and saute well to cook the masalas. Add a tablespoon of water if the masalas seem to burn or stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Add the sliced mushroom and saute until it releases the water. Once its soft and tender, about 4-5 minutes, add the green peas. Mix well and add about 1 cup of water. Cover and cook at a low flame for a few minutes.
- Its time to add the pureed onions. Add more water if needed to bring it to a consistency you prefer. Bring it to a boil after adding the onion puree. taste test, adjust seasoning. Add the kasuri methi and mix it in. Take off the heat and serve hot with rotis or rice.