Quick and Easy Mushroom Yogurt Curry

by Helene Dsouza on June 23, 2014

It started to rain last week properly when all of a sudden the seasonal Indian monsoon halted. That means we are back to the heat and lighter food! However, before we ended up crying for rain once again, I had finaly got around to prepare this quick and easy mushroom yogurt curry.

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I know I have been a bad girl lately with my posting habits here. Luckily I had already posted all my main favorite dishes at Masala Herb so you still had that at least. The main reason is of course this years heavy Indian summer season and another “excuse”  are my upcoming plans for the next months but more about this another time. My plans have been consuming most of my time and all this for the greater good in the future, or so I believe.

It’ s not as if I had no material to write about. Oh no, in fact I have a few upcoming food and travel posts! I just feel I need a few more hands, not brains, just simply some help maybe. Well, I could present you a post every single day but then I would need to cut down on the quality in general. So basically it would mean common recipe dishes, uglier pictures and just a few words about the preparation. Personally I don’ t see this as the purpose of Masala Herb. This place is about learning and sharing useful knowledge. It’ s about getting inspired (btw check out my new Pinterest board musings corner at Masala Herb!) and most importantly about simplifying our food and travel lives! Do you see my conundrum?

What do you think? Are you longing for more simpler recipes here at Masala Herb?

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Anyhow… As you know I love quick and easy and of course mouthwatering good Indian food dishes. Sometimes a spice kick makes you feel alive, although remember I am not a fan of spice bombs either. The first time I came across a mushroom yogurt curry was at a wedding. It wasn’t that tasty and rather liquid but I liked the idea of a mushroom yogurt based curry that I started to imagine the right ingredients for a smashing recipe. And thus a quick and easy mushroom yogurt curry was born!

You will need some of the basic spices, commonly used in the Indian cuisine, such as chili turmeric coriander seeds and cumin. Also a dollop of homemade inviting ginger garlic paste will give your curry another sexy flavor twist. In three words, comforting home food! I like to cook it during the monsoon or during colder days (not that we have experienced cold days recently). By the way it’ s vegetarian and I use Olive oil for flavor and because of the health factor. Let; s get to the recipe…

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Quick and Easy Mushroom Yogurt Curry
 
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Recipe type: Veg
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
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A medium spiced vegetarian Quick and Easy Mushroom Yogurt Curry which is a great weekday dinner idea. Serve with plain cooked rice as a main dish or enjoy it as a side with an Indian chicken dish.
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium Tomato
  • 250 grams Mushrooms
  • 1-2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1 flat Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 30 milliliter Water
  • 4½ Tablespoon Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh Cream
  • fresh Coriander (Cilantro) chopped
Instructions
  1. Rinse and chop your onion and cut your tomato into cubes. Rinse your mushrooms, tap dry and cut off the mushrooms ends. Half or quarter the mushrooms if they are big in size.
  2. Add the oil to a pan and fry first the onion translucent then add the tomato. Stir fry short and continue to add in the chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and the ginger garlic paste. Stir fry for a minute.
  3. Now add the mushrooms and stir fry for 2 minutes. Pour in the water, throw in a pinch of salt and pepper, mix the content well and stir cook for about 5 minutes on a slower heat until the mushrooms are soft.
  4. Add the Yogurt to the mixture and the cream too. Mix the content well and let it cook for another 1-2 minutes so that the flavors can incorporate well.
  5. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.

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I am Helene, the author behind Masala Herb! My aim is to show you an incredible world full of surprises. Food, Culture and Travel are my forte and that's what I enjoy. Follow my Food and Travel adventures and learn some incredible things! Now in the beautifull Indian coastline state, Goa.

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Rosa

Mouthwatering! Now I’m craving curry…

Cheers,

Rosa

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Padaek

This looks and sounds lovely! I love mushrooms, although I don’t think I’ve had it in an Indian curry like this before. The addition of yogurt and the ginger and garlic paste sounds delicious. Thank you. :)
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John@Kitchen Riffs

This looks so good — really nice dish. I wouldn’t worry about not posting often — when you do post, it’s always quality stuff. I much prefer that over quantity. Anyway, thanks for this.
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mjskit

Would definitely prefer quality over quantity. I love the quality of this curry! We’ve been trying to eat more and more vegetarian meals, so I can see making a meal out of this by pouring it over rice. Thanks for sharing Helene!
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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

A mushroom curry sounds heavenly! I’m so glad you’re okay and I can only imagine what you two have been getting up to.
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Eha

Have winter kits coming up with a plethora of various mushrooms at the moment so ne’er a better moment for a somewhat different recipe :) ! Thanks!! Have not used mushrooms in this a very interesting way before :)!

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minnie@thelady8home

Why worry Helene? You are in our hearts, and even if you post once a year, we will come. I have been in the same boat, especially after starting to work full time. But I still love to go around and see what’s happening with my friends, it’s such a special world, but not as frequently as I would like. So life happens. The curry looks gorgeous btw. Simple recipe done really well.
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Ramona

In Sri Lanka we cook with more coconut milk… but I must try yogurt as the creamer in my curry next. I love this recipe. :)
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Tapashi Dey

Nice post. I will definitely try it in my daughter’s birthday. I also maintain similar type of blog. Can we exchange recipes?
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Sissi

What a wonderful idea! How come I have never thought of a mushroom curry… With yogurt I like the idea even more. Thank you for inspiration!
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Kitchen Belleicious

your right. that does look easy and quick and most importantly DELICIOUS!
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Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania

Helene, I love these kind of recipes and these can’t get any simpler. Like you, even I believe that it is good to post less, but quality recipes, rather than posting recipes which you find in plenty in every other website. Loved this mushroom curry: I will make it this way sometime. Love the yogurt and cream combo: it rocks in Indian curries!

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Kitchen Belleicious

I bet the yogurt just makes this dish so great. the creamy and slightly tangy flavor. It looks amazing
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easyfoodsmith

The curry is indeed lovely…creamy and light. Love such curries especially during summers.
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