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Palak With Mushroom Curry Recipe

Preparing something unique and delicious with some very simple ingredients is the best part of our Indian cuisine. Palak with mushroom curry is one such vegetarian recipe. The combination of palak and mushrooms with a blend of fragrant spices makes this recipe burst with complex flavours.

For preparing this simple yet delicious palak with mushroom curry, you will first have to make a palak puree which forms the vital part of the recipe. This puree is made along with some simple spices and herbs which adds a unique flavour to this dish. In case, you are not too fond of mushrooms, then you can substitute the mushrooms with potatoes or tofu.

So, prepare this easy palak with mushroom curry recipe and enjoy the twist in the taste.

Serves: 3-4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Button mushrooms- 15
  • Onion- 1 (large, finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds- 1tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1tsp
  • Garam masala powder- ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1tbsp
  • Oil- 1tbsp
  • Salt-as per taste
  • Water- ½ cup

For Palak Paste

  • Spinach- 1 bunch (washed and roughly chopped)
  • Ginger- 1 inch piece
  • Green chillies- 2
  • Cinnamon stick- 1
  • Green cardamoms- 4
  • Cloves- 4
  • Star anise- 1
  • Coriander leaves- ½ cup (chopped)

Procedure

  1. Wash the button mushrooms thoroughly with water, removing all impurities. Cut them into quarters.
  2. Grind all the ingredients listed under palak paste together into a thick paste without adding any water. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Fry for a minute.
  4. Add onions to it and fry for about 4-5 minutes on medium flame till they turn golden brown.
  5. Add the quartered mushrooms and stir fry them for about 5-6 minutes.
  6. Now add the palak paste and mix well.
  7. Add coriander powder, salt, garam masala powder and cook for about 3 minutes.
  8. Add half a cup of water if needed. Cover and cook for about 7-8 minutes on low flame.
  9. Once the mushrooms get completely cooked, add lemon juice and stir well.
  10. Once done, switch off the flame and serve.

Palak with mushroom curry is ready to be served. This dish goes perfectly well with steamed rice as well as rotis.

Story first published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:06 [IST]
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