Jan 7, 2012

Matar - Kumbh ( Matar - Mushroom )


Button Mushrooms - 15 to 20 ( cleaned and quartered )
Fresh Green Peas – ¾ cup
Dry Red Chillies ( Byadagi or Kashmiri Chillies preffered ) - 3 to 4 or accordiing to taste ( slit / halved )
Onion - 1 cup, finely chopped
Tomatoes - 3 , large ( pureed )
Cashewnut paste - 2-3 tbsp
Garlic Flakes - 3 to 4 ( thinly sliced )
Ginger - 1 inch piece ( finely chopped )
Jeera / Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – ½ tsp
Lime Juice – ½ tsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Oil / Ghee – 1 ½ tbsp
Salt to taste


Heat ½ tbsp of oil in a pan and add a teaspoon of cumin seeds to it. When cumin starts to crackle , add finely chopped garlic and ginger to it. Sauté on medium flame till the garlic turns light golden. Then , add finely chopped onions and halved red chillies and sauté till onion turns golden in colour. Let it aside to cool. Once the onion mixture has cooled a bit, grind it into a smooth paste without adding water .
Heat a tbsp of oil in a pan. Add ground onion paste to it and fry on medium flame till the whole mixture becomes dry and light brown in colour. Now , add garam masala and fry for half a minute. Mix quartered mushrooms and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomato puree, green peas, cashewnut paste, cumin powder , turmeric powder , coriander powder and salt to taste. Mix well. ( Add ¼ cup of water if required )
Cook covered for 10 minutes on low flame, stirring occasionally. Add little more water if required for the gravy consistency. Then ,remove the lid and let it cook for another 5 minutes so that the flavours to blend well.
Serve it hot, garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Linking this recipe to Herb and Spice Event ( cilantro and cumin ) hosted at 

Erivum Puliyum


Deeksha said...

looks yummy!!

anjana said...

very nice and delicious matar khumbh recipe...try this soon !!
Happy new year to you and your family dear!!!!

Aarthi said...

They look mouthwatering...should try it soon..

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Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

great looking yummyy..

Julie said...

Very delicious ..
Thanx for linking it to my event ..please note cumin/ cilantro should be one of the main ingredients...