September 3, 2011

Mushroom Tikka Masala

Mushrooms are lovely. We always used to prepare button mushrooms with onion. Last week during our veggie shopping, we got mushrooms and were thinking of preparing risotto ai fungi. Suddenly today a change in plan, inspired by A curry of a life we prepared Mushroom Tikka Masala. Turned out really well.
Button Mushrooms - a handful
Bell Pepper(Capsicum) - 1/2 (I prefer green)
Onion - 1
Tomato - 2
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Dhaniya Powder - 1 tsp
Yoghurt - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

Whisk yoghurt, half a tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp  red chili powder together and mix mushrooms and chopped capsicum. Keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, finely chopped onions and saute till golden brown.
Add tomatoes and saute, till mushy.
Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, dhaniya powder, salt and mix well. Add some water and allow to boil.
When the oil seperates from the tomato gravy, add the marinated mushrooms and let it boil. Add some fresh cream and cheese.
Switch off heat and serve with hot chapathis and lemon wedges.

Bon Appetit!!


Now Serving said...

MM sounds good - mushrooms are good in my family except for my son - tikka masala sounds like a nice way to use them!