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Mushroom Peas Butter Masala Recipe

A rich and delicious Indian curry made with mushrooms, green peas, cashews and spices.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Calories: 863kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 250 grams Mushrooms (approx. 12 -13)
  • 1 cup Green Peas
  • 2 heaped cups Chopped Tomatoes (approx. 3 medium tomatoes)
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1/4 cup Cashews (17-18)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 - 1.5 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3 Cloves
  • 3 Cardamom Pods
  • 1 small piece Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 2 tbsp Milk /Fresh Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Sugar (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the cashews in hot water for 20 - 30 minutes.
  • Grind the chopped tomatoes and soaked cashews into a smooth puree and keep it aside.
  • Heat butter in a pan, add the cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon and fry until they are fragrant.
  • Then add the ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry until light brown color.
  • Pour the prepared tomato & cashew puree to it. Add the red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric. Combine well.
  • Stir and cook till the melted butter starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Now add the sliced mushrooms, peas and salt and mix well. 
  • Add water, cover and cook over a medium flame until the pieces are cooked.
  • When they are done, add the sugar and garam masala and cook for a minute.
  • Add the crushed kasoori methi and combine well. Turn off the flame and add the milk or fresh cream. Mix everything well.
  • Serve hot with rice or roti.


  • Use less or more sugar depending on the┬ásourness of the tomatoes. Or you can skip the sugar if you want.
  • Different vegetables can also be added.


Calories: 863kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 1681mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 3330IU | Vitamin C: 74.3mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 8.1mg