Friday, April 5, 2013

Mushroom and Pea's Curry(cooked with just two spices)



I have always been hunting for quick easy and delicious curry recipe. And my search ended with this curry which is so easy in preparation and tastes awesome.

This recipe serves- 4
Preparation time- 5 minutes
Cooking time - 15 minutes
Level of difficulty- low, Easy

Ingredients:
For making mushroom pea curry we need
  • Mushroom- 250 gms washed, dried and then quartered
  • Peas- 1 Cup
  • Whipping cream - 200ml
  • Cinnamon powder- 1 tsp or garam masala- 1 tsp
  • Curry powder-1 tsp ,it is optional
  • Salt as per taste and oil for cooking.
  • Turmeric powder- 1 Tsp
  • Coriander Powder- 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin seed- 1 Tsp
  • Kasoori methi leaves
  • Tomato and ginger paste. For preparing this paste: take three to four  small size tomatoes and chop them. Take 1 inch of ginger chop it well too. Adding green chilies is optional. Now make a paste out of these using a blender , mixer or a food processor.
Mushroom Peas curry
Method of Preparation
Step 1
Heat two table spoon of oil in a pan.
Once the oil is hot add cumin seed, once it starts crackling add the turmeric powder,
fry for 10 seconds and then add the tomato paste.

Step 2
To this tomato paste add the coriander powder, garam masala powder and the curry powder.
Fry these spices until the all the moisture from tomato is absorbed and the colour of the masala turns little brown.You will also find that the oil has got separated from the masala or spices which indicates masala is ready.

step 3
To this masala add the green peas, season the peas with salt. Give it a stir and then cover and cook for two minutes. keep stirring in between to avoid burning of peas and masala.

step 4
After two minutes add the whipping cream and let it come to boil, once it comes to boil add the mushroom.
Season mushroom with salt. be careful while adding salt because foe peas we have already added the salt.
Sprinkle little obit of garam masala powder.
Add some crushed Kasuri methi to this.

Step 5
Cover the pan, lower the heat and let the curry simmer for 2 minutes.
Your mushroom pea's curry is absoluetly ready for taste after two minutes.

Serve it hot with nan, chapati or rice.

Enjoy and Happy Cooking
By- Sushmita Pandit

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