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Matar Khumba Curry / Peas & Mushroom Curry !

Well,today’s recipe is a rich subzi from Punjab ! By the way,why I have to put an adjective to Subzi ? Punjabi Subzis are famous worldwide for it’s rich and aromatic flavours.Most of the curries are prepared with onion and tomato purees,which in itself give the curry that special creamy rich texture..My today’s post is no exception.This is a rich aromatic curry made of peas and mushroom.Served along with roti or chapathi,it’s definitely a winner !

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1 cups peas,shelled ( mine was frozen)
200 gm mushrooms,cleaned and cut into 4 pieces each
2 black cardamoms / moti ilaichi
2 cloves
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp punjabi garam masala
oil,salt as required

Grind to a puree

3 tomatoes
1 green chilly

Grind to a paste

1 large onion
6-8 garlic cloves
1 piece ginger


Heat oil in a kadai and splutter black cardamom and cloves.Reduce the heat and pour the onion-ginger-garlic paste.Roast till light brown and add coriander,chilly,turmeric,garam masala powders and salt.Add 1 tsp water and roast till raw smell vanish.Now add the tomato-green chilly puree and roast till dry and oil seperates.Add peas and mushrooms to this and stir fry for 5 minutes.You may add little water to prevent burning.Add 1 to 1.5 cups water to this.Since the mushrooms are tend to release water,watch and likewise you may add.Cook in moderate flame for about 10-15 minutes till the curry is thick and oil clears on top.Serve with chapathis/rice.


14 comments on “Matar Khumba Curry / Peas & Mushroom Curry !

  1. Mushroom Mattar is a a wonderful Combo.Impressive recipe Dear.Luv it.


  2. The Pumpkin Farm
    October 20, 2011

    love mushrooms, am working on converting husband to love this. Wud love to try


  3. R
    October 20, 2011

    looks extremely tasty!


  4. Torviewtoronto
    October 20, 2011

    delicious looking curry


  5. Now Serving
    October 20, 2011

    looks delicious and saucy 🙂 yum!


  6. Priya
    October 20, 2011

    Wonderful curry, super delicious combo,love with rotis.


  7. Pranati Nath
    October 20, 2011

    Those look good! I will have to try them.


  8. Kalyani's Platter
    October 21, 2011

    curry looks delicious ……


  9. Gayathri Kumar
    October 21, 2011

    Nice combination and the subzi looks delicious…


  10. Srivalli
    October 21, 2011

    Very nice combo!..I don't eat mushroom..but then can easily replace right..


  11. Krithi's Kitchen
    October 21, 2011

    Droolworthy mushroom matar masala.. need rotis now 🙂
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Festival Potluck


  12. Jyothi
    October 21, 2011

    Ok….when I started to read the post, I was praying to God that this is a recipe without cream. I was looking for this one. I am going to buy some mushrooms and try this tomorrow. 😀


  13. Suja
    October 21, 2011

    Perfect side dish for chapatis,creamy and delicious..love the combo


  14. Cool Lassi(e)
    October 22, 2011

    Lovely Curry! Looks like a divine combo!


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This entry was posted on October 20, 2011 by in Blogging Marathon, Punjabi Food, veg curry.


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