Kadai Mushroom Curry Recipe


Kadai Mushroom Curry is an exotic preparation of button mushrooms, capsicum, onion paste and tomatoes. Learn to make restaurant style kadai mushroom curry with easy steps and ingredients.Kadai-Mushroom-Curry

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 cup button mushrooms
  • 1 inch ginger piece
  • 2-4 garlic cloves
  • 4 green chillies
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 capsicum diced
  • 2 onions cut into big chunks
  • 2-3 tomatoes paste/puree
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek (kasuri methi)
  • 1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)

How to make Kadai Mushroom Curry:

  1. Clean the mushrooms in normal water and then soak them in warm water for about 20 minutes.
  2. Clean with the kitchen napkin and cut them into thin slices.
  3. Do not remove the stems as they will be used for making this recipe.
  4. Combine the onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  5. Grind and make a smooth paste.
  6. Melt the ghee in a non-stick pan.
  7. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  8. Allow to splutter and add onion paste.
  9. Saute for few seconds until color changes.
  10. Add tomato puree, salt and spices.
  11. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes until ghee begins to separate.
  12. Now add capsicum and mushrooms.
  13. Also add 1 cup of water.
  14. Mix well and stir with the lemon juice and dried fenugreek.
  15. Cover the pan, simmer the flame and leave to cook until mushroom tenders.
  16. Finally garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot with rice or roti.

Chef Tips:

  1. You can use thinly chopped onion instead of onion paste and make ginger-garlic paste separately.
  2. Oil can be used instead of ghee.
  3. It is very important that kadai mushroom curry must have medium thick consistency.