Mushroom Malai

Mushrooms cooked in cream and milk and flavored with freshly ground spices is so delicious you will love this recipe. It is also a one pot recipe so no stress with clean up afterwards either. Who doesn’t like that, right? Adjust the heat of the spices to your liking and you have a superb dish ready within a short time that makes your guests think you’ve labored for hours! @sarchakra

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 15 mins



  • Mushrooms 16 oz
  • Cinnamon 1 inch
  • Vegetable oil 2 tbsp
  • Green Cardamom 2
  • Cloves 3
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar 2 tsp
  • Mace a few strands
  • Nutmeg 1 tsp
  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Carom seeds 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
  • White pepper crushed 2 tsp
  • Onion 1 large, chopped
  • Garlic 1 tbsp
  • Ginger 1 tbsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder 1 tbsp
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Cashews 12-15
  • Tomato paste 1 tbsp
  • Tomato 1, chopped
  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) 2 tsp
  • Milk ½ cup
  • Cream ¼ cup


  • Grind cashews into a fine powder.
  • Put cumin seeds, coriander seeds, carom seeds, nutmeg, mace, shahi jeera, cinnamon green cardamom and cloves in a coffee grinder. Grind into a powder.
  • Heat oil. Add onions. Cook for a couple of minutes till the onion starts to caramelize.
  • Add sliced mushrooms. Cook on high heat till the mushrooms lose the moisture and starts to get dry.
  • Add ginger and garlic. Add tomato paste. Let it cook into the oil. Add chopped tomato. Let it cook for a couple of minutes. Use a potato masher to mash the tomatoes into the curry.
  • Add dry ground masala, cashews, red chili powder and Kashmiri chili powder. Add salt and sugar.
  • Pour in cream. Let the cream cook into the curry. Then add the milk. Let the mixture come to a boil.
  • Crush 1 tsp kasuri methi in your hands. Add to the curry. Mix.
  • Serve the mushroom malai. Crush the rest of the dried fenugreek leaves and sprinkle over the curry.


I use a coffee grinder that I have kept separate for making any fresh Indian masala.

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Grinding the spices
Mushroom Malai
Mushroom Malai served with Bengali Pulao

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