Recipe for Mushroom Peas Masala, South Indian Style Recipe. Kalan Pattani Masala Recipe with step by step pictures and video.
Main Ingredients for Mushroom Peas Masala
1 tablespoon Indian sesame oil
1/2 inch piece cinnamon (Indian cassia)
2 small pieces of star anise
a small piece of kalpasi (stone flower)
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
2 green chillies, slit
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon curry masala powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 cups mushrooms, diced
1 cup green peas (fresh / frozen)
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped
For Paste One
1 pod garlic cloves
1 inch piece ginger
For Paste Two
3 tablespoon cashews
3 tablespoon fresh coconut
1 tablespoon white poppy seeds
1/2 cup water
Heat Indian sesame oil in a pan and add in the spices and green chillies. Sauté on a low flame for a few seconds until the spices are aromatic.
Add in the onions and salt. Sauté for a few minutes. Add in the spice powders and the sugar. Sauté for a few seconds. Do not sauté for long as the spice powders can burn if fried for long.
Make a paste by grinding garlic, ginger and tomatoes. Add it to the pan. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. The masala powders and the tomatoes will be well cooked in this time. Add in the mushroom and the green peas. Add 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook till the mushrooms are soft. It will take about 5-7 minutes.
Soak cashews, poppy seeds and coconut in half a cup of water for five minutes. Grind to a fine paste. Add the paste to the pan. Cover and cook for five more minutes on a low flame. The curry will become thick in the mean time. Finish the mushroom peas masala with a generous sprinkle of coriander leaves. Mushroom peas masala is ready.
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