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Ingredients

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1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil or ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3/4 cup onions finely chopped
2 green chili (optional)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 cup tomatoes chopped
salt as needed
1/2 cup boiled peas/ matar
200 g mushrooms sliced
3/4 tsp garam masala
3/4 tsp coriander powder
1/2 - 3/4 tsp red chili powder or as required
2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped

Nutritional information

555
calories
61.64 g
carbohydrates
42.44 g
protein
25.54 g
fat
131 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Matar Mushroom

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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Indian curries are world famous, and there is no argument about it. The reason everyone loves it some much is the variety. One simple ingredient can be transformed into many dishes by just adding a few combinations or just different spices. You will always find variation between northern and southern Indian more than eastern and western India.

Again, a point to remember is, every state in India is unique, and they have their signature dishes that have been passed down from generations. Matar means green peas in Hindi and mushroom is a familiar, edible fungus which is often counted as a vegetable. However, many people don’t know that it belongs to the animal kingdom.

Health Benefits

Green peas can be considered as the powerhouse of nutritional values. Peas are low in fat and calories, so they help in managing weight effectively. These tiny ingredients can prevent dreadful diseases like stomach cancer. They are rich sources of mineral such as iron, calcium, zinc, copper, etc. which enhances the immune system. It also helps in anti-aging of skin. Vitamin K present in peas helps you in serious diseases like Alzheimer’s and arthritis.

Mushrooms have a good amount of protein and fiber. They also have B vitamins as well as a powerful antioxidant which supports the immune system and prevents damage to cells and tissues.

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How to make Matar Mushroom

  • In a wok, heat cooking oil or ghee.
  • Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  • Add chopped onions and green chili, fry until golden.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw flavor goes away. add turmeric powder
  • Add tomato puree with salt and sauté it until it is cooked
  • Add garam masala and chili powder and sauté it for 2 to 3 minutes
  • Add peas and sliced mushroom, fry it for 4 to 5 mins on low flame.
  • Cover and cook on a low flame until it is cooked. Add ¼ cup water if needed and stir in between if required.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Yummy matar mushroom is ready and can be served with hot rice or chapati.

Trivia

According to the history the following famous people were perhaps poisoned by mushroom: The Great Buddha, the Roman Emperors Tiberius, and Claudius, banquet guests of Emperor Nero, Alexander I of Russia, Pope Clement II, King Charles V of France.

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is the Mushroom Capital of the World and home to the Phillips Mushroom Museum. The museum was established in 1972 and chronicles 3 generations of the mushroom-farming Phillips family.

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