Quick Mushroom Curry Recipe- a low fat option

  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 25m

Once upon a time, getting my son to eat was a nightmare. All he ate was rice with ghee, then just khichdi and then for a longtime he only ate cucumber sandwiches for lunch. It was so so hard to get him to eat regular home food.

But now, it is a different story. Now, we want curry every other day- best if it is chicken curry. But I don’t like eating so much meat all the time- so mushrooms just fit the bill.

They cook quickly, lend themselves beautifully to any curry and have a nice texture and bite. They taste fantastic in a spicy curry and extremely healthy at the same time.

So sometimes, when these chicken curry demands come out of the blue, I dish out Mushroom curry.

I’m lucky that mushroom is a favourite as well- otherwise I would have been in big trouble. Can’t mess with the little Boss you see!


  • Mushrooms- 1 cup sliced
  • Onions, 1/4 cup
  • Ginger paste- 1 tsp
  • Garlic- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/4 tsp
  • Bay leaf- 2
  • Cloves- 2
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Yoghurt, beaten- 1/4 cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 2 tsp
  • Hot water- 1/4 cup

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Step 1

Slice mushrooms. Boil with some salt for 10 minutes. It is a good idea to add some lemon juice as well to prevent it from discolouring. Later, drain and keep aside.

Step 2

Boil the onions with for 10 minutes. When cool, grind to a paste.

Step 3

Heat oil in a wok.

Step 4

When hot, add the bayleaf, cloves and cardamom.

Step 5

Within a few seconds, they will swell up in size. Add the ginger-garlic pastes. Fry for 30 seconds.

Step 6

Add the onion paste. Fry for 1-2 minutes.

Step 7

Add the turmeric, chilli powder and mix well.

Step 8

Add the mushrooms, garam masala and salt. Fry till everything mixes.

Step 9

Beat the yoghurt till smooth. Lower the flame and add into the mushroom mixture. Never add yoghurt on a high flame as it rends to split.

Step 10

Mix well. Add the hot water. Boil for 2-3 minutes.

Step 11

Tastes excellent with rotis/ parathas or rice.


This quick curry tastes really nice. A spicy chicken-curry like taste with healthy mushrooms!

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