MUSHROOM MATAR MASALA

MUSHROOM MATAR MASALA
Nidhi
by Nidhi
Delicious combination of fresh white button mushrooms and green peas cooked in a flavourful onion tomato sauce garnished with cream.

Serves: 6 people

Prep : 15 mins

Cooking : 25 mins

Health Hack: Mushrooms are low in calories as well as great sources of fiber and protein. Peas on the other hand have ALA (alpha lipoic acid), which is a potent anti-oxidant very well recognized for weight loss and boosting immunity.

Fresh Ingredients

  • White button mushrooms - 400gms, cut into quarters
  • Frozen green peas - 1 ½ cup
  • Onions - 2 large, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes - 4 medium, pureed
  • Ginger & garlic paste - 2 tbsp
  • Green chilli - 1, slit along length
  • Fresh cream (optional) - 4 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander - handful, finely chopped for garnishing
  • Vegetable oil - 4 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 200mls

Spices For Rice

  • Cumin seeds - ½ tbsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) - 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp

Cooking Instructions

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle for a few seconds until they change colour slightly. Then add onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • Now add the ginger garlic paste and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring continuously.
  • Then add slit green chilli along with the blended tomatoes. Cook on medium heat until oil separates.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, kashmiri chili powder, salt to taste and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Now add peas & mushrooms to coat in the masala. Add water and bring it to boil. Keep on low to medium heat until the peas and mushrooms are fully cooked.
  • Lastly, garnish with garam masala, kasuri methi, fresh coriander along with fresh cream. Serve with rice or roti.

Nutritional Info

Nutrition
Per Serving
Per 100 g
Energy (kcal)
143
92
Energy (kJ)
598
384.9
Carbs (g)
12.3
8.1
Protein (g)
3.4
2.3
Fat (g)
6.3
4.2
Sat. Fat (%)
0.7
0.4
Salt (g)
0.419
0.210
Fiber (g)
7.1
4.1

Handy Kitchen Tips

The onion tomato masala made with spices is very versatile and makes a great base for a number of recipes as it goes very well with most vegetables and also Paneer. It can be made in bulk and even freezes well.
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