Kadhai Mushroom Recipe | How to make Kadhai Mushroom Curry

Kadhai Mushroom is a flavourful curry with a blend of various spices. You can enjoy this dish with naan, roti, rice or parantha. Kadhai dishes usually also include bell peppers. Although Kadhai referes to a kind of dish ( sort of Wok) in which the dish is made, you can prepare it in any pan/skillet that you have in your kitchen.

Ingredients/ Method for the Recipe

300 gms Mushrooms
1 cup bell peppers of your choice chopped in bite size pieces
oil for cooking
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
Salt per taste ( 1 tsp worked for us)
2-3 pureed tomato
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 onion chopped
Cilantro for garnish
1 tsp dried Fenugreek Leaves
2 tbsp greek yogurt/ Whipping cream or sour cream

To prepare Kadhai Masala/Spice blend

(masala would be enough to prepare 1-2 curry dishes)

12-15 Black peppercorn
5-6 green cardamom pods
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1.5 tbsp coriander seeds
5-6 cloves
You can also grind bay leaf and cinnamon stick or use them as such in your dish
Dry roast all your whole spices and then grind them to make a powder (masala) and you it in your dishes ( towards the end of the preparation method)

In a wok, add oil. Let oil become hot and Fry bay leaf and cinnamon stick for 30 secs.
Add ginger-garlic paste and onions. Mix well. Give a minute or two and add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix well. Cook until onions are no longer raw and change color.
Add tomatoes puree. Mix well. Cover and cook until tomatoes reduce in volume and no longer raw. This will take 4-5 mins on med heat.
Add mushrooms. Let them cook for another 2 mins and then bell peppers. We dont want peppers to wilt completely. They should maintain some of their crunch.
Add kadhai masala, Yogurt and fenugreek leaves.
Garnish with cilantro leaves. Mix well and serve.

If you like Mushrooms, also try some of our other favourite mushroom recipes:

1. Punjabi Mushroom Curry
2. Mushroom Paneer Masala
3. Tofu Mushroom Fry
4. Mushroom Matar Recipe
5. Mushroom Soup Recipe

Spicy Mushroom Paneer Masala Recipe

Mushroom Paneer Masala

Spicy Mushroom Paneer Masala is quite healthy, quick Indian vegetarian dish that can be easily prepared at home. It’s not only a hit among my kids but my hubby loves it too.


250 gms Paneer
250 gms Mushrooms
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 small onion chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp oil for cooking
2 garlic cloves
1 green chilli
1/2 tsp Red chilli Pwd (or paprika for less spice)
1 large or 2 small chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp garam masala
3-4 stalks of Cilantro for garnish

1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add cumin and mustard seeds. Give them 30 secs.
2. Add green chilli and garlic. After about a min, add onions.
3. Add salt, red chilli pwd and turmeric.
4. Fry for 3-4 mins. Add mushrooms and Paneer and mix well. Cook for 2-3 mins.
5. Add tomatoes and let them become tender. Add Garam masala and cilantro and serve hot with Roti or Naan.

Love Mushrooms? Also try our Mushroom Do Pyaza or simple Mushroom Matar Curry (Mushroom and Peas Curry) and If your heart beats for Paneer then we have wide variety of Paneer recipes to satisfy your taste buds too. Enjoy!