Mushroom Pasanda Recipe (Butter Fried Mushrooms in Tomato Almonds and Cream Gravy)
Mushroom Pasanda is delicious creamy Mughlai gravy made with button mushroom, spices, saffron and cream. The addition of almonds into the curry along with roasted mushrooms and spices, brings out a very festive feel to this dish. Serve the Mushroom Pasanda along with Naan or Tawa paratha or a simple Jeera Pulao.
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- 500 grams Button mushrooms
- 2 Onions , finely chopped
- 300 grams Tomatoes , cubed
- 20 Badam (Almond) , blanched, peeled and roughly chopped
- 6 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 1-1/2 inch Ginger , finely chopped
- 2 Green Chillies , chopped
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
- 6 Whole Black Peppercorns
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1-1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
- 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1/4 cup Fresh cream
- 1 Saffron strands , generous pinch
- 3 tablespoons Milk
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 3 tablespoons Cooking oil
- Salt , to taste
- Water , as required
How to make Mushroom Pasanda Recipe (Butter Fried Mushrooms in Tomato Almonds and Cream Gravy)
To begin making the Mushroom Pasada, first soak the pinch of saffron in 3 tablespoons of warm milk. Set this aside to allow the saffron to infuse into the milk.
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan; add the ginger, onion and garlic and stir fry until the onions are tender and soft. Add the chopped tomatoes, chopped almonds and green chilies and saute until the tomatoes are cooked through and soft. Once done, turn off the heat and allow the tomato mixture to cool.
Once cooled, add the mixture in a blender to get a smooth puree. We now have the partial pasanda masala ready.
Next, thoroughly wash the mushrooms and drain them. Slice the larger button mushrooms in half and retain the smaller ones to use whole.
In a heavy bottom pan, warm the butter. Add the mushrooms to it and sauté on a high heat for 6-7 minutes. The mushrooms will immediately release water. Keep tossing them till the water has completely evaporated. Take the mushrooms off the heat and keep aside.
In the same pan, heat a teaspoon of oil, and add the cumin seeds, cinnamon, bay leaf, and peppercorns. Toss them for few seconds. Next add the ground onion tomato paste and continue to sauté for 3-4 minutes.
Add the turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and mix. Cook the gravy for 4-5 minutes until you smell the aromas coming through.
Next, add the butter-sauteed mushrooms, salt and 3/4 cup of warm water. Mix it all together and bring the gravy to a brisk boil. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes until the Mushroom Pasanda curry has reached a desired consistency.
Lastly, top the gravy with sugar, garam masala powder, kasoori methi, saffron infused milk and cream. Mix well and cook for another for another 3-4 minutes. Check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste.
Farrukh is microbiologist by qualification, a Naturopath and homemaker by choice. She is a Recipe Developer, Food Stylist and self-taught Food Photographer and blogs at "Cubes N Juliennes". The journey of food blogging so far has been passionate to the core of it. She puts her best effort in not only creating recipes but also capturing them in drool worthy shots which mesmerize you to drop your jaws. That quite justifies her belief in the axiom “You eat with your eyes first”. She keeps herself busy in cooking, styling, clicking and processing all day long. Farrukh’s blog “Cubes N Juliennes” has been awarded the prestigious award of “Best Recipe Blog” by the Food Blogger Association of India in 2013 and then a runner up award in 2014.