Mushroom Matar Paneer Curry

Experience a symphony of flavours this vegetarian curry. A delectable blend of textures and spices that’s simply irresistible. #CurryCravings. Indulge in our flavourful Mushroom Matar Paneer Curry, a fusion of mushrooms, paneer, and aromatic spices. A true delight for your taste buds!

Matar Mushroom Paneer Curry is a cherished Indian dish uniting the richness of mushrooms, the sweetness of peas, and the creamy delight of paneer. Whether paired with rotis, naan, or fragrant rice dishes, this curry never fails to impress.

The inspiration behind this delectable creation lies in the realm of shared lunches at work. As the theme called for a vegetarian extravaganza, I embarked on crafting a dish that would tantalize the taste buds of both meat enthusiasts and staunch vegetarians. A challenge it was, given that most of my colleagues are fervent meat lovers. However, with the ingenious use of mushrooms and paneer, I managed to craft a masterpiece that even garnered praises from my vegetarian Indian colleagues.

Picture this: succulent paneer mingling with tender mushrooms and the delicate sweetness of peas, all immersed in a sumptuous curry. This dish is a testament to my commitment to crafting dishes that satisfy every palate, transcending dietary preferences and embracing flavours that resonate with everyone.

My culinary journey taught me that the most palatable dishes often emerge from thoughtful ingredient choices. Mushrooms and paneer, both celebrated for their hearty textures, brought a unique depth to this curry, making it feel almost meaty. As my creation was devoured by my team, I couldn’t help but feel proud of the harmonious blend of tastes, the embodiment of culinary inclusivity.

In this dish, cultural appreciation and gastronomic innovation unite. The Matar Mushroom Paneer Curry stands as a testament to the fact that exceptional vegetarian dishes can be not only nourishing but also indulgent, satisfying even the most devout meat lovers.

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Mushroom Matar Paneer Curry

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Indulge in our flavourful Mushroom Matar Paneer Curry, a fusion of mushrooms, paneer, and aromatic spices. A true delight for your taste buds!


Ingredients

Units Scale

Paneer and Vegetables

  • 400 g paneer, cubed
  • 200 g button mushrooms, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh green peas
  • 4 tbsp butter

Cashew Yoghurt Paste

Curry Sauce

  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 pc bay leaf
  • 4 pcs cloves
  • 2-inch cinnamon
  • 1 pc cardamom
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • salt
  • oil

Instructions

Cashew Yoghurt Paste

  1. Heat ghee in a pan, add cardamoms in a saucepan.
  2. Add and fry sliced onions until golden brown.
  3. Add cashews continue to sauté for a couple of minutes then turn heat off and let them cool.
  4. Using a hand blender, blend the cooled onions and nuts with yogurt to a smooth puree. Set aside.

Curry Sauce

  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Add and sauté bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom for a minute.
  3. Add green chillies and ginger garlic paste, sauté until fragrant.
  4. Mix in cashew yoghurt paste and tomato paste. Add hot water and combine.
  5. Add salt, coriander powder, garam masala, and chili powder. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered.

Paneer and Vegetables

  1. Melt butter in a separate pan and brown mushrooms. Set aside.
  2. Add paneer to the curry sauce, simmer until tender, around 5 minutes
  3. Add browned mushrooms and peas, cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Adjust thickness with hot water if necessary
  5. Remove from heat and serve.

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7 Responses

  1. Eha Carr says:

    Absolutely love this! A different ‘take of favouriie ingredients! Will try make the curry sauce and cashew paste over the weekend !!! Methinks they will be used in more than one way ! For me perchance a few more mushrooms, a tad less paneer . . . ?






  2. All the different elements come together to make such a wonderful combination of flavors and textures! No wonder your vegetarian coworkers were thrilled! I would think the carnivores would be thrilled, too.

  3. I love mushrooms. The curry sauce is always a winner in my book.

  4. I can’t say I’m a huge curry fan, but this one looks absolutely delicious – so hearty, smooth, rich, and inviting that I’d grab a small bowl 🙂 Loving this cashew yogurt idea; I may steal and use it for some other recipes 🙂

  5. suituapui says:

    I love Indian. This would be great with their naan bread.

  6. Hannah says:

    You had me at mushrooms! It’s a shame there aren’t more mushroom-centric curries since they’re such a great addition or substitute for meat. I wish I had a big bowl of this right now!

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