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Dhaba Style Mushroom Paneer Masala

A delicious and spicy preparation of Paneer and Mushroom.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian Cuisine.


  • 8 Oz Button Mushroom
  • 2 Cups Grated Paneer
  • 2 Medium Onion (chopped finely)
  • 2 Big Ripe Tomatoes (chopped Finely)
  • 1.5 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 4 Tbsp Oil of your choice(you can reduce the quantity ,since its Dhaba food ,I had to do that )
  • ¼ Cups Kasoori Methi(roasted on slow flame )
  • 1.5 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Kashmiri red Chilli Powder(you can reduce the quantity)
  • ½ Tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • ½ Tbsp Anardana /Amchoor powder
  • ¼ Cup Cream
  • Salt according to the taste

For tempering

  • ½ Tbsp Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Chili Powder


  • Wipe Mushroom with wet paper towel .
  • Cut them into two halves or four pieces.(Your choice)
  • Take a wok/Pan .Add 1 tbsp of oil and heat it.
  • Once its hot, fry mushroom in it .Its important that there is no water content in mushroom. Fry till they look golden brown .Remove from pan and keep aside.
  • Take the same pan and add rest of the oil to it .
  • Once its hot ,add garlic and onion to it.Saute it on medium flame for 3-4 minute ,till it looks translucent in colour.
  • Add ginger -garlic paste to it and saute on medium flame till the raw smell is gone .Keep the flame on low/medium .It will take around 1-2 minute.
  • Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder,Kashmiri red chilli powder,Anardana powder to it .Stir it nicely and let it fry on low flame . You have to fry onion and spices together for 1 minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes ,and salt to the spice mix.
  • Cook on low/ medium flame for 4-5 minute till this masala mix looks done and everything is mixed up .After 4-5 minutes you will see that oil starts floating on the surface.
  • Add grated paneer ,and pan fried Mushroom to the masala,
  • Mix it nicely and stir it for 2-3 minute.
  • Now add Kasoori methi (Crush it between your palm)
  • Mix it well. Add ¼ cup of water to .The curry will be little thick not runny.
  • Cook it till it reaches consistency of your liking.
  • Add Cream to it .

How to do tempering

  • Take a tadka pan.
  • Add ghee to it .
  • Once ghee is hot add dry red chilli ,cumin seeds,chopped garlic to it . Once they look light brown add red chilli powder to it.
  • Pour it immediately over your Curry otherwise chilli powder will burn .
  • Your dhaba style mushroom ,paneer masala is ready to serve,.
  • Enjoy with naan or roti.
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