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Matar Mushroom Curry / Peas Mushroom Curry

Matar Mushroom (मटर मशरूम) is a north Indian, spicy onion tomato based creamy gravy with the richness of cashews and cream. Mushrooms are also known as Kumbh or Dhingri. So it is called kumbh matar curry or dhingri matar recipeWith just two main ingredients, it can be made in a jiffy if you have some unexpected guests and you want to impress them with your cooking skills. 

Top tip: You can use the gravy here for other curries and this gravy is a winner any day.

Sharing here, step by step recipe of a restaurant style semi dry Mushroom Matar curry.

If you are a mushroom lover like me, this curry will hit at right spots and all you wish is to eat it then and there.

Mushroom Matar Masala |
Mushroom Matar Recipe |

I got aquatinted to taste of mushroom after leaving my home (for work), during my childhood days mushroom was less heard of as a food item, rather it was looked down as something which crops up in rainy season in India. So when I tasted it first, I had lots of reservation and then did a minor research on mushroom farming (fungiculture) to figure out that these mushrooms are edible mushrooms as against to mushrooms growing up in my backyard.

Note that this recipe is gluten-free when not adding asafoetida.

Below is the best recipe for mushroom matar (peas) curry.

Gluten free Matar Mushroom Curry - Your Food Fantasy

Matar Mushroom Curry

Mouthwatering mushroom curry, goes well with rice or bread.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 Portions
Calories 245 kcal


  • 20 Button Mushrooms
  • 1 Cup Green Peas
  • 2 Onions Medium Sliced
  • 3 Tomatoes Medium Sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 10 Cashews
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt As per taste
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Kitchen King Masala
  • 2.5 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cream
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Milk Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnishing


  • First of all, pressure cook mushoom with one cup of water for just one whistle. Idea is to soften the mushrooms and not tear it into bits. Once mushoom have boiled, strain water and chop them into three pieces.
    Peas and Mushroom | Matar Mushroom Recipe |
  • Heat pan, add oil and add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
    Matar Mushroom Recipe |
  • Once its brown, add chopped onions and cashews. Fry till onions turn translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell fades away (keep heat low to medium).
    Preparing Gravy For Matar Mushroom |
  • Now add rest of spices, chopped tomatoes, green chillies and fry till oil separates from the masala.
    How to make matar mushroom |
  • Switch off flame and let it cool, once cooled, transfer the contents in a mixer and grind it to smooth paste. Add little water to smoothen the paste.
    Matar Mushroom Making at
  • Your smooth gravy is ready. Now put transfer back this gravy in the pan and keep it on medium fire.
    Matar Mushroom Gravy | Matar Mushroom Recipe |
  • Now add boiled and chopped mushrooms along with peas into the gravy and stir well. Add fresh cream, milk powder and 1 cup of water.
    Adding Peas and Mushroom to the Gravy
  • Let this cook till the gravy reaches desired consistency, and switch off the flame. Enjoy with rice, chapatti or naan.
    Gluten free Matar Mushroom Curry |


  • I have used frozen peas and dipped them in warm water for 10 mins, if you using fresh peas you do not need to do so.
  • In case you do not have pressure cooker, you can boil peas and mushroom in normal pan, but ensure that these do not feel raw or crumble after boiling.


Nutrition Facts
Matar Mushroom Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 540mg23%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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If you like mushrooms, I will recommend you trying Mushroom Tikka Masala for mains and Stuffed mushrooms, stuffed with chickpea, or Mushroom Chilli as starter.

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Matar Mushroom Recipe | Indian Curry |

5 thoughts on “Matar Mushroom Curry / Peas Mushroom Curry

  1. Very nice 👍 I’ll definitely try this.

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