Often when we talk about vegetarian options for rich curries or fancy dinners we stop right at paneer and refuse to look any further. But there is another not-so-regular vegetable which we are missing out on and that’s the mushroom. Once cooked, mushrooms have a soft and creamy consistency and they blend extraordinarily well with almost all kinds of gravies, be it a simple mushroom curry or a rich creamy mushroom makhani. So, the next time you are thinking of spicing things up a bit for up a simple lunch or dinner, give the humble mushroom a try and lose yourself to the delicious flavour of this soft and creamy veggie.
Confused on what mushroom curry to try first? Let us help you a bit with this list of easy mushroom curries you can make at home:
1. Roadside Kalan :
Spicy and flavourful, this mushroom curry does justice to the roadside tag it has. Crunchy fried mushroom and cabbage fritters, soaked in rich tomato gravy, serve with hot fluffy rice and enjoy. Read the recipe here.
Garnish with a handful of coriander to add to the flavours of the curry
2. Dhora ra Gotaka :
A Rajasthani mushroom curry made with a fairly simple recipe and the most basic masalas. Gotaka is a unique mushroom found only at a specific time of the year but if you are lucky enough to get your hands on it, this curry is not to be missed. Read the recipe here.
3. Sahi Mushroom Masala :
This sahi curry is truly a royal affair, made purely in ghee and cooked in a thick cashew and tomato gravy, sahi mushroom masala is melt in the mouth and oh-so-delicious. Read the detailed recipe here.
With a rich and thick gravy, this curry is perfect for the lavish lunch scenes
4. Mushroom Palak Kofta :
If you’ve been making the usual paneer koftas, add a flavourful twist to that by making this palak and mushroom kofta recipe. Fit for a fancy feast, you can serve this curry with buttered naan and some green chutney on the sides. For the full recipe, click here.
5. Mushroom and pepper chilli :
If you are a mushroom lover, you know that mushroom is widely used in multiple cuisines worldwide. The mellow and soft flavours of the mushroom work great with the spicy and tantalizing gravies like this mushroom pepper chilli right here. Add kidney beans and black beans for extra flavour, garnish with chopped chilli and coriander and serve hot. Read the full recipe here.
This spicy and flavourful gravy is truly lip-smacking
6. Mushroom Chettinad :
So out of the multiple worldwide cuisines that mushroom works great with, one of the top ones is the South Indian cuisines. The mushroom chettinad is a tangy, creamy and spicy curry which is truly lip-smacking. Make this easily at home with tamarind, coconut and curry leave and enjoy the delicacy with rice or roti. For the full recipe, click here.
7. Creamy makhana and mushroom :
A mouth-watering curry laden with the richness of milk, cream, butter and cheese, this is a must have especially on chilled winter or monsoon nights. Pair it with roti, plain pasta or devour it as it is. Read the full recipe here.
There you go, 7 delicious mushroom curries that can easily win hearts. Give it a try and let us know what you think about them, in the comments below.