1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the cloves and cinnamon stick. When the oil is hot, add the onion and fry for about 15 minutes.

2. When the onion browns, add the red chile powder, cumin, turmeric and salt.  Add the garlic paste Stir in a little bit of water to make the masala, about 1/8 cup.

3. When the masala is done and oil seems to separate from the paste, about 5 minutes, add the tomatoes and green chiles.

4. After 5 minutes, stir in the mushrooms and fenugreek leaves. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender.


- To reduce the heat, cut the red chile powder to 1/8 teaspoon.
- Serve with chapatis.


4 cloves

1 inch piece cinnamon stick

1 medium onion, chopped

1/4 tsp ground red chile

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 1/2 Tbs garlic paste

1 tsp salt

3 roma tomatoes, chopped

6 green chilies, slit

1 lb cremini mushrooms, diced

2 Tbs olive oil

1 Tbs dried fenugreek leaves

Mushroom Masala  [Indian Vegetarian recipe]

This vegetarian Indian recipe for Mushroom Masala is so easy to make that it was ready in no time without any fuss. This dish goes well as a side dish at any meal. The use of mushrooms in Indian cooking is exploding so many new recipes have been created in each Indian state‚Äôs unique style of cooking. That makes sense since such a large portion of the population is vegetarian. People use them instead of chicken in their curry dishes.