L Cook With Jovi: MUSHROOM AND PEAS CURRY

Monday, 13 February 2017

MUSHROOM AND PEAS CURRY

MUSHROOM AND PEAS CURRY
A quick delicious Indian style mushroom and peas curry that makes for a great weeknight meat free option

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200-250 gms button mushroom
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1.5 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander for garnishing

Method
  1. Wash the mushrooms and chop them into bite sized chunks. I normally make 2-3 pieces out of each button mushroom.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter for a minute.
  3. Now add the ginger and saute for a minute. Add the chopped onions and allow to cook. Sprinkle a little salt on the onions. It helps them soften faster.
  4. Saute the onions till they start turning brown. This should take about 5-6 minutes.
  5. Once the onions are done, throw in the tomatoes, and stir well. Cook for 2 minutes on moderately high heat.
  6. Dunk the mushrooms in this onion tomato mash and give them a good stir.
  7. Start adding all the spice powders-turmeric, coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala. Make sure everything is combined well. Let the mushrooms soak in the spice bath for about 3 minutes.
  8. Next pour 2 cups of water into the pressure cooker. Add the frozen peas to this water.
  9. Add a teaspoon of salt to the liquid sauce and stir everything well.
  10. Close the pressure cooker and bring to full pressure on high heat.
  11. Reduce heat and cook for 8 minutes.
  12. Remove cooker from heat and allow to cool naturally, till there is no pressure inside.
  13. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
  14. A bowl of rice with this mushroom and peas curry often vanishes in minutes!


  

Jovi’s Notes
If you do not have a pressure cooker, do not despair! You can make this curry in any pot. It will just take a little longer as you will have to cover the pot to cook the mushrooms and keep it covered till the mushrooms soften. This might take upto 25 minutes. 

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