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Simple Mushroom Curry

What you need: 

1/2 large onion, finely chopped
olive oil, for sauteing
6 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

What you do: 

1. Saute onion in olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Next, add garlic and saute for an additional minute. Add cumin, coriander, chili and turmeric and continue to cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
2. Add water if the mixture becomes dry; do so 1 tablespoon at a time to avoid making the mixture too runny. Finally, add the mushrooms, tomato paste and salt.
3. You can add more water (anywhere from 3 tablespoons to 1/2 cup depending on the consistency that you personally want to achieve.)
4. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover and allow to cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add the chopped fresh cilantro.
I serve this dish over a plate of couscous.

Preparation Time: 
about 10 min
Cooking Time: 
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OOOHHHH.... Heavenly..... This is amazing........

Used equal parts Cauliflower and Mushrooms, Veggie broth instead of water, which I suppose made it way better....

Parsley instead of cilantro since that is what i had around.

Also toned down the onion and garlic just a tad....

Amazing... one of the best recipes I have gotten off this site....


this is excellent! so easy and so good! i will definitely be making this one again. i used about 1/3 cup water and followed the recipe pretty much exactly! i would have liked the sauce a little thicker but it tasted great. 


this was really so good!! i thought i was eating in a fine indian restaurant, i never tought it would be possible preparing such a good mushroom curry with so simple ingredients. thanks a lot for posting it, this is becoming one of my favourite dishes now


This was absolutely fantastic!  I followed the recipe exactly except that I added chickpeas to bulk it up a bit (I didn't have quite enough mushrooms for me and my bf) and I added some cherry tomatoes because I love tomatoes in curry.

I can't beleive how good it was.  I don't think I was expecting to much as there weren't that many spices but once it had simmered, WOW!!  It tastes exactly the same as the mushroom bhaji from my favourite Indian restaurant (but about a quarter of the price!)
I will most definitely make this again, very regularly.  It's great as it's so super quick and is really up for variations with different veggies.

Thank you so much for a brilliant recipe!  :D



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