Halwai March 18, 2021

Ingredients:

• Button Mushrooms – 450 grams
• Tomatoes – 300 grams
• Onion – 1
• Ginger – 2 inch root
• Garlic – 10 Cloves
• Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
• Chilli Powder – 1½ tsp
• Cumin Powder – ½ tsp
• Cardamom Pods – 2
• Black Peppercorns – 5
• Coriander leaves – 1 bunch
• Water – 150 ml
• Olive oil – 2 tbsp
• Salt to Taste

Method:

  1. Finely chop tomatoes and onion, store separately
  2. Cut button mushrooms into 4 quarters
  3. Make a paste of ginger and garlic
  4. Finely chop fresh coriander leaves
  5. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed non-stick pan
  6. Add cardamom pods and black peppercorns, sauté for few seconds.
  7. Add onion and sauté till translucent, for about 2 mins.
  8. Add salt, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, chilli and cumin powders, sauté for a minute till the raw flavours leave.
  9. Add the tomatoes and water, cook to one boil.
  10. Lower heat and cook till tomatoes are mashed up to a soft, smooth paste; about 10 mins whilst stirring continuously
  11. Add the mushrooms, cover and cook for about 20 mins on low heat.
  12. Serve with rice or naan, garnished with chopped coriander leaves.