Best Mushroom Masala Recipe using Instant Pot

Hello Friends,
         Elevate your lunch, dinner or any potluck by serving this best Instant pot mushroom

masala with a peas pulao, naan, or with chapati. It is simple, you don’t need a long time to cook them or don't need fancy varieties of mushrooms. They aren’t wet or raw tasting. Instead, they are bathed in a glaze of their own juices, Indian spices. They turn into juicy mushrooms with a rich earthy appeal. These mushroom masala aren’t just great over rice/pilaf but goes well with naan, roti or with chapati too. They are simple enough for every day but can hold their own as a main course.
         Mushrooms are filled with many nutrients, and these are the powerhouse of protein, and it is an excellent substitute for meat and excellent protein source for vegetarians. Give this recipe a try.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes, Cooking Time: 3 Minutes.
Each serving of Mushroom Masala Contains 150 Calories.

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Ingredients :

  1. Mushrooms 200 g
  2. Green chili paste, 3 strips paste
  3. Ginger-garlic paste 1 tbsp
  4. Onion 2 small, pureed
  5. Tomatoes 2 small, pureed
  6. Cashew nuts paste, 10 - 15 cashews
  7. Garam masala 1 tsp
  8. Red chili powder ½ tbsp
  9. Turmeric powder 1 Tsp
  10. Salt 1 Tsp
  11. Cumin seeds 1 Tsp
  12. Cinnamon ½ inch
  13. Bay leaf 1
  14. Cloves, 2 to 3 pods
  15. Cardamom, 3 pods
  16. Coriander leaves ¼ cup
  17. Olive oil / Veg.oil / Butter 2 tbsp
  18. Water ½ - 1 cup

Recipe :

  1. Wash, clean and chop mushrooms.
  2. Heat veg.oil in the instant pot
    in sauté mode and splutter cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and bay leaf.
  3. Now, add onion paste, green, and ginger-garlic paste.
  4. Add tomato puree, mix and saute for a minute and add cashew paste and mix well.
  5. Now add garam masala, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, and coriander leaves and mix all well.
  6. Lastly, add mushrooms and ½ cup of water and mix all well.
  7. Cook on - Put the vent in sealing position.
  8. Pressure Cooking Method: High-Pressure manual for 3 minutes and
  9. Pressure Release Method: 5 minutes natural pressure release.
  10. Stir well and if needed, add water to get the desired consistency.
  11. Tadaa, delicious mushroom masala is ready to serve, serve hot with rotis, chapatis, naan or with rice. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comment :

It makes 4 servings. Based on a 2000 calorie diet. Per serving contains 150 calories, along with carbohydrates - 13.84 g, dietary fibers - 9.1 g, proteins - 5 g.

Health Benefits of Mushrooms :

  1. Mushrooms have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, antitumor, antiallergic and hypoglycemic properties.
  2. Heart Health: mushrooms protects the heart by maintaining healthy blood pressure and improves circulation.
  3. Brain: Mushrooms improve brain function, mushrooms are a great source of B vitamins, which help support adrenal function.
  4. Weight Loss: substituting mushrooms for meat, will help you to lose weight since mushrooms are a low-calorie, nutrient-dense food.
  5. Eating mushrooms several times per week is linked with healthy body weight, reduced waist circumference, and better overall health.
  6. Vitamin D: Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of this critical vitamin.
  7. Boost Immunity: Mushrooms may promote immune function by increasing the production of antiviral and other proteins. 

Good Time To Eat :
           It's good to eat Mushroom Masala for lunch, brunch or for dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!


  1. Do the cashews need to be raw or toasted?

    1. Both raw and roasted cashews works well. Here,I have used raw cashews. Hope it will help you. Thanks for reaching out to us. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out.


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