Mushroom Potato Masala

June 23, 2016

Khumb, or mushrooms, are the perfectly delicate ingredient to match a pot of spicy tomato curry in this Mushroom Potato Masala. While mushrooms are not typically Indian, they are enjoyed in sauteed vegetable and curries around the country. Paired with potatoes, it makes for a weekday friendly one-pot meal.

I like to bake this dish as it frees me up to get on with other chores. Just make sure you start with an oven safe saute pan or shallow casserole pot so you can sizzling the spices on the cooker and then stick the lot in the oven to finish. I made some home made naan to mop up the thick curry, but you could just as easily reach for the ready stuff. For a recipe for an easy frying pan naan, check out my video here.


mushroom masala


  • 200gm chestnut mushrooms (button also works)
  • 400gm new potatoes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Half inch ginger
  • 2 fat garlic cloves
  • Half tsp salt
  • Half tsp turmeric
  • Half tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • Half tsp garam masala
  • Chopped fresh coriander to serve


Preheat the oven to 200 degree C. Wash the button mushrooms and new potatoes. Halve the potatoes if larger than bite sized.

In a pan, bring the oil to heat on high. When it’s hot, sizzle the cumin seeds and stir through the ginger and garlic.

Then toss in the mushrooms and potatoes, the salt, turmeric, chilli and coriander powders. Mix the lot together for about a minute and stir through the tinned tomatoes.

Stick the pan in the oven uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring once half way, until a fork can be inserted into the potatoes easily. Take the pan out carefully, mix in the garam masala and sprinkle the fresh coriander on the mushroom potato masala to serve.



8 Responses to “Mushroom Potato Masala”

  1. Nanda Mitra Says:

    October 20th, 2016 at 8:08 am

    i tried this and it tastes yummy

  2. AArti Says:

    September 30th, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Made this last night. Lovely recipe, thank you so much!

  3. Shivani Says:

    August 4th, 2016 at 8:14 am

    thanks for sharing the recipe !! I am gonna try this today itself ;)

  4. Ananya Says:

    July 12th, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! It looks quick and easy to cook and at the same time healthy.

    You’ve summed up the three things I really care about when I cook and eat, thanks you M x

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  6. Jennifer Says:

    June 30th, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Great recipe, saved a lot of time in the kitchen and didn’t look like I had :) I added the mushrooms at the same time as the potatoes and they cooked beautifully.

    Thanks so much for swinging by to let me know! I’ve now amended the typo in the recipes M x

  7. Divyesh Bharucha Says:

    June 27th, 2016 at 5:20 am

    excellent dish…I have used boiled potatoes.. more like a

    Thanks. I don’t like to precook vegetables before adding them to dishes as you lose vital nutrients. M x

  8. Swati Says:

    June 24th, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    When do the mushrooms go in?

    So sorry, recipe now updated to fix the typo M x

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