Matar Mushroom

Matar Mushroom

How to Make Matar Mushroom?

There are some ingredients which you can mix up properly, will give you a taste which will be there is your mind and also in taste buds for a very long time. One such terrific combination is created by Matar (Pea) and Mushroom. Matar Mushroom is a creamy, spicy, saucy dish made using fresh mushrooms and peas. This vegan recipe is easy to cook with minimal ingredients without much effort. It is a staple of every North Indian restaurant and can be relished with rice, butter roti or naan. Make your guests enjoy this delicious North Indian delicacy at your next party or get-together.

The Popularity of Matar Mushroom

Matar or Pea is a highly nutritious vegetable. You can eat them raw and it will taste great. On the other hand, mushrooms are also a very popular food ingredient all over the world. For many, this combination of Matar and Mushroom would not have worked. However, in India, this is a hugely popular dish because of the uncanny combination and the terrific taste it generates. Those who have visited India from other countries have taken back this recipe to their native land and because of that, this recipe is now a hugely popular recipe all around the world.

Taste and Flavour of Matar Mushroom

Matar Mushroom is a nutrient-rich dish with an adequate amount of oil and spices. People who love mushrooms and want to enjoy a little spicy version of their favourite vegetable must try this dish. It can be dry with rolled up in little spices or you can enjoy its gravy version by adding a little water to it as mushroom itself releases lots of water.

The Specialty of Matar Mushroom

Everything is special about Matar Mushroom as it takes no frying or drying to cook this dish. It is a simple and quick dish loved by all – kids, teenagers, adults and the elderly. Matar Mushroom is made using simple and easily available veggies – mushrooms and peas that are cooked in rich and tasty gravy of onions and tomato. This mildly spiced dish rolled up gravy and masalas can be easily and quickly cooked in your home kitchen. It is a gluten-free and soy-free recipe. Free of added oils

Serving and Presentation of Matar Mushroom

The decoration of this dish will depend upon you. It is up to you to decide how you want to represent it. Garnishing a dish is an art which most people love. If you are looking for ways to garnish this recipe then you should know that keeping it simple will be the way to go. In that case, a handful of chopped coriander leave will be enough. Also, you can serve this delicious dish with boiled rice, or naan or roti.

How to Prepare Matar Mushroom

Matar Mushroom can be made differently according to taste and preferences. If you want to eat this dish in a routine you can prepare simple gravy using water or curd. If you are making it for your friends or guests, you can use cashew paste to add richness and nuttiness to your recipe.

Matar Mushroom

Matar Mushroom in Preparation

It takes a little time to prepare Matar Mushroom as both mushroom and peas get cooked in a little steam. It’s time to check out how this delicious delicacy can be made at home without much efforts and spices. 

Ingredients

  • 200-gram mushrooms (cut as desired)
  • 2/3 or ¾ cup of fresh or frozen peas (Matar)
  • 3 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli (slit)
  • 1.5 teaspoon of ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder(dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder(Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoon of oil
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • Salt as required
  • 2 cups of water

For Garnishing

  • 1 handful chopped coriander leaves

How to make

  1. Heat a saucepan and add oil in a pan. Add finely chopped onions and sauté till their colour changes. 

  2. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till raw smell goes off completely.

  3. Add chopped tomatoes and slit green chillies.

  4. Now add all dry spices - coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder.

  5. Keep stirring and mixing till the time oil starts leaving the sides of the onion-tomato-spice mixture.

  6. It’s time to add our main ingredients Matar and Mushroom. Stir and sauté for 2-3 mins. 

  7. Add water as required and salt as per your taste. 

  8. Cover the pan with the lid and cook till peas are softened.

  9. In case there is too much water left after peas and mushrooms cooked, then reduce the water by simmering away the curry without putting a lid for sometime till the time you get desired consistency.

  10. Once done, sprinkle garam masala and garnish it with green coriander.

  11. Stir and serve hot Matar mushroom with rice or butter roti or naan.

Notes

  • Red chilli paste, salt, ginger-garlic paste and green chillies can be adjusted according to taste.
  • If you want dry matter mushroom, don’t add water to it and reduce whole water released by the mushroom.
  • If you are using frozen peas, add 1 cup of water for gravy as frozen peas also release water.
  • If you want rich or thick gravy, you can use cashew nut paste in place of water.

Nutritional Value of Matar Mushroom

  1. Calories 70
  2. Total Fat 2.3g
  3. Dietary Fibre 2.1g
  4. Sugars 4.2g
  5. Protein 3.3g
  6. Vitamin A 15%
  7. Vitamin C 22%
  8. Calcium 2%

Iron 6%

(Percent values based on a 2000 calorie diet)

Conclusion

Matar Mushroom is truly a delicious and wonderful recipe that is easy to prepare with many variations. You can adjust the taste and flavours of Matar Mushroom as per your preferences. Your family or guests will definitely praise your cooking skills if you follow the instructions properly. Keep visiting and checking new dishes.

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