Mushroom Capsicum masala

             Twice a week, my husband carries lunch box to work and prefers rotis in it with any curry…But this “any curry” is not as easy as it may sound… His taste bud always wants some north indian gravy to go with rotis…From the whole lot of north indian options,the main dishes to eat with rotis are mostly potato based ones, Alu methi,Potato Bhaji,Alu matar,Alu this and alu that(wow!mouth watering!)… but my man has a great dislike for the yummy potato! (contrast of likes between us?? Ya!).. So that closes the door for many options…and one more thing..he does not like dal fries or whole moong curry or chana for lunch box as he says it tastes good only when its eaten hot at home..Now there leaves me only less number of options..
           So i make curries with Gobi,Paneer,Tomato,Rajma,mushroom,capsicum or any mixed veg on these days…Even though there are a lot of variations available with these veggies, not necessary that all of them taste good…I have some tried,tasted,loved recipes which i prepare often for these “lunch box” days and one of them is this mushroom capsicum masala..This curry is very easy to make and will hardly take 30 minutes of your time.. Combining two healthy veggies mushroom and capsicum,this curry will also fit your healthy diet..

The only regret i have while making north indian dishes is using store bought powders like red chilli powder,coriander,cumin,turmeric,garam masala powders etc…God knows whats being added into it…I am planning to prepare my own home made powders once i finish with this batch (Dont know if the lazy me inside would resist buying!)…But i dont buy the ginger garlic paste from stores…It is always best to use fresh ginger and garlic for yummy flavors(I just chop them super fine)…

Health Benefits of Button Mushroom: Benefits the heart health,has immune boosting ability,Anti cancer benefits,Contains different vitamins and minerals essential for the body..

Health Benefits of Capsicum: Contains Vitamin A which is good for eyes and skin,contains capsaicins which provide some protection from cancer,Helpful in treating pain related diseases,Burns Calories..


1 packet Button Mushrooms
1 Capsicum(Any color)
1 inch ginger piece + 3-4 cloves of garlic/Ginger Garlic paste
1 large Onion
1 large Tomato
2 tsp Cumin seeds/jeera
2 tsp Red chilli Powder/to taste
2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1/2 Tbsp Oil
Coriander leaves for garnish
Salt to taste

1.Wash the mushrooms well in cold water to remove the dirt on the surface and chop them in quarters.

2.Cut all the veggies as shown and keep aside..
3.Make tomato puree by chopping the tomatoes roughly(after deseeding them) and blending them in a mixer..

4.Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds..

5.After they splutter, add the ginger and garlic & fry well till then turn slight brown..

6.Add onions and continue frying well till they turn translucent..

7.Add pureed tomatoes and fry them till the tomatoes get cooked..

8.Add the red chilli, coriander and cumin powder and fry well till the oil leaves the sides..

9.Add the mushrooms and the capsicum and mix well such that the masala coats them well..

10.Add salt and cover them for 5 minute under medium flame..

12.Remove cover and cook uncovered for 2 minutes…

13.Remove from flame..Sprinkle Garam Masala Powder and garish with coriander leaves..
Serve Hot with rotis or rice.. Enjoyy!!
Note:Do not add water while cooking as mushroom releases its own water…

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!

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