Matar Mushroom (Peas & Mushroom Curry)

Peas Mushroom Curry

As odd as it may sound, I am not a fan of peas. To be frank, I don’t like peas at all. I don’t eat peas in any form and in any dish, whatsoever.Β If you find a plate somewhere with some isolated peas, that could be mine. :/

So why did this recipe make it on the blog? Well, the Mr. loves peas and it does make it on our lunch or dinner table a couple of times in a month, if not more. πŸ™‚ To tell you the truth, it gives me a chance to indulge in some deep fried cheesy buttery goodness- whatever it may be! Ha. And he can have his peas and mushroom curry.

Peas Mushroom Curry

So here is how I make a guilt-free, delicious (so the Mr. says), easy and super quick Indian Peas & Mushroom Curry:

Matar Mushroom (Peas- Mushroom Curry)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


  • 10 white button mushrooms, sliced in quarters
  • 1 Β½ cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Β½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Β½ inch piece ginger, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Β½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • Β½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ΒΌ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ΒΎ cup yogurt, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup water (or more if you like more gravy)
  • Salt to taste (start with about 1 teaspoon)
  • Garam masala and chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a pan or a wok (on medium heat) and add in the cumin seeds. Allow it to splutter.
  2. Next add in the ginger and sautΓ© for about 30-40 seconds.
  3. Then add in the onions and sautΓ© until they turn slightly brown. For about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Next, add in the tomatoes, green chillies and garlic and cook for a minute.
  5. Then add in turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder and ground clove and mix this well.
  6. Then add in the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms reduce in size. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  7. Then stir in the yoghurt and water and allow this to come to a boil.
  8. Next, lower the heat and add in the peas. Mix gently and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the peas have softened.
  9. Turn off the heat and right before serving sprinkle the garam masala and fresh coriander. Serve with rice or chapattis & enjoy!

Peas Mushroom Curry

Linking this wonderful dish at Pin It Thursday at Sweet Bella RoosΒ and taking it to Angie’s Fiesta Friday!


  1. the eternal matar mushroom ……i love it <3 and this looks so good . I love that bucket πŸ˜€

  2. I love Matar mushroom guys. Your recipe sounds so good and it looks so great :).

  3. Hey, you guys have an excellent blog. I loved the name too..:)
    I am saving this recipe as mushrooms are hit in my family.. Great to connect here.. Thanks:)

  4. Love that first shot, you two! Your curry looks so yummy. I love curry!

  5. i love a good indian curry, this looks seriously delicious. never tried a straight mushroom curry before, defintiely will be recreating this dish for my vegetarian household. thanks for sharing!

  6. You’re not the only one to dislike peas. My He and she hate it. So I try to sneak it in by mercilessly grinding or making fillings of it. I think they don’t see it, but they do πŸ™‚
    Nice recipe by the way.

  7. It looks absolutely delicious and tasty πŸ™‚

  8. Sometimes I just crave simple meals like this one… Wonderful! Happy Fiesta Friday to you! Love your copper dishes too πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Loretta! My mum got me those copper pots from India when she was visiting us here. I love them and had been waiting to serve an Indian curry in those! πŸ™‚

  9. I actually love peas, and this looks like a wonderful curry. Thank you for sharing the recipe with the FF crowd!

  10. Am maing this right now.. (really am..).. its for Liunch.. thanks for sharing!

  11. Now that is a dish just fit for Mrs Fitz.. am making this today! Thanks!

  12. Happy Happy Fiesta Friday Aditi! Now see, this is the perfect dish to bring to the party this week, because it seems that a lot of the people who commented don’t care for peas either! So that means that there will be just that much more for this lovely matar mushroom for me!! It sounds spectacular…and I would totally love this over rice. Pure comfort food. Thank you so much for sharing! <3

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  14. You might like them raw and fresh off the vines, which are so, so good! But this looks so delicious! I wouldn’t mind sitting down to a meal of rice and matar mushroom.

    • As a kid I used to help my mum take the peas off the vines and remember popping a few while doing so. But just couldn’t get myself to like them. Sending some rice and this curry right away to you, Angie! πŸ™‚

  15. This looks so delicious. I love mushrooms and peas. Can’t wait to try this at home. Thanks for sharing. Emma.

  16. Not a huge fan of peas either, unless they’re fresh and near raw, and on top of some mad delicious ricotta or paneer, on toast or naan so I can roll up like a burrito.! But this does look quite delicious, I must admit!

  17. I like peas, but not as much. But, I’d never let this pass without trying. πŸ™‚ Happy FF to both of you. πŸ™‚

  18. I TOTALLY agree with you. I cannot stand peas in any way, shape or form. However, I really wish I could try this curry- the spices sound so delicious. Thanks for bringing this dish to FF πŸ™‚

    • Hhaha! I didn’t realise there were so many of us who don’t like peas. You could leave out the peas and just make this with mushrooms and it’ll be as good. Thank you for coming by, Jess! πŸ™‚

  19. The matar mushroom looks yummy, love the little ‘balti’, I need to find mine, haven’t used it in a long time πŸ™‚

    • Hahha! Thanks, Naina. I asked my mum to get the balti from India when they came last month along with a few other steel/ copper utensils. I was so excited to use them! πŸ™‚

  20. Great recipe & beautiful pictures. I love Indian food and spices and would love to try this recipe with the yoghurt & so many spices. πŸ™‚

  21. Mushroom and peas can’t go wrong:-) delicious gravy

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