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Mushroom, Makhana, Mawa, Matar

Rich, vibrant, and full of flavor, this curry dish is a perfect example of special occasion/Indian party dishes. It's creamy, tangy, spicy, sweet, and above all has a very nice texture due to fox nuts/Makhana. A crowd pleaser and party-perfect dish, this curry will make you crave more. In addition, this super flavorful and finger-licking delicious Makhana, Mushroom, Mawa, Matar goes well with naan or rice.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • ½ Cup Mahana /Fox nuts
  • ½ Cup Matar/Green Peas
  • ½ Mawa/Khoya
  • 8 Oz Mushroom
  • 4-5 Tbsp Ghee/Oil
  • 1 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Star anise
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 Ripe Tomato
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • ½ Tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ Tsp Red Chili Powder(You can increase or decrease the quantity)
  • ¼ Tsp Garam Masala powder
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric powder
  • salt ,According to the taste
  • 2 Tbsp Cream
  • 1 Tsp Kasoori Methi ,crushed
  • ¼ Cup Green cilantro


  • Roast Makha /Fox nuts in ghee till they look crispy and light brown.
  • Wipe mushroom with a wet paper towel and slice them into big pieces. Saute mushroom in a little bit of ghee till they look nice and roasted.
  • Soak green peas in a bowl of water.
  • Grate mawa if you have to.
  • Take a pan. Add ghee/oil and heat it.
  • Add all the whole spices and cumin seeds to it. Stir it once.
  • Add chopped onion to it and cook until brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste to it. Saute it till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add chopped tomato, salt and turmeric to it.
  • Mix well and cook until they are soft and mushy.
  • Add all the other spices and cook till oil is released.
  • Add mawa or khoa to the spice mix and stir a few times.
  • Add mushroom and peas to it. Mix well and add foxnuts or makhana to it.
  • At this time add water for making the curry. If you want thick curry, add 1 cup of water and if you want thin, add 2 cups. You can always change the consistency according to your taste.
  • Now add kasoori methi, cream, and garam masala to it.
  • Taste the curry and adjust the seasoning.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro.
  • Serve with hot naan or rice.
  • Enjoy!!