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What is curry?
The term “curry” refers to a wide group of culinary preparations originating in South and Southeast Asia, with origins especially in India. Curry presents a variety of dishes, sauces and spice mixes that can have different flavors and ingredients, but which have in common the use of characteristic spices and a strong aroma.
A typical curry includes a combination of spices such as turmeric, coriander, ginger, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and more. These spices are used to give dishes a distinctive aroma and taste, as well as to give them a characteristic color, often yellow or red.
The main ingredients of a curry can vary, from meat (such as chicken, lamb, beef or fish) to vegetables, legumes or tofu for vegetarian or vegan versions. The curry can be served with rice, naan bread or other types of bread.
It is important to mention that there are various types of Indian mushroom curry throughout the Asian region, each with its own regional characteristics and specific ingredients. Thus, the term “curry” is a very generic one and can vary significantly depending on the region and culture.
Ingredients for mushroom curry
- Onions: Onions add a crunchy texture and a sweet, slightly caramelized taste when fried in coconut oil. This provides an essential aromatic base for the curry sauce.
- Ginger: Fresh or ground ginger adds a touch of freshness and spiciness, contributing to the curry’s distinctive flavor and its subtly fibrous texture.
- Garlic: Garlic adds a strong taste and intense aroma, while offering a soft and creamy texture in combination with the other ingredients.
- Coconut oil: Coconut oil provides the necessary fat to give consistency and creaminess to the curry sauce, while also adding a subtle note of coconut to the taste.
- Cumin: Cumin adds a slightly sweet and spicy note, contributing to the complex flavor of the curry, but also providing a crunchy texture in the form of seeds.
- Bay: Bay leaves add a subtle aromatic element and an earthy taste, helping to deepen the flavor of the curry, but must be removed before serving.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon offers a sweet and warm note, complementing the flavors of the curry and adding subtlety to the taste.
- Black cardamom and cloves: These add spicy and spicy notes, contributing to the complexity of the curry’s taste. They are ground or put whole in the curry and must be removed before serving
- Tomato puree: Tomato puree adds a rich texture and consistency, while also providing a natural sweetness that balances the spices in the curry.
- Turmeric: Turmeric adds a bright golden color and a slightly bitter and peppery taste, being an essential ingredient in curry.
- Chili: Chili adds heat and spiciness to the curry, contributing to its flavor.
- Coriander: Fresh coriander or ground coriander seeds add a touch of freshness and citrus, balancing the flavors of the curry
- Garam Masala: This is a blend of spices that adds depth and complexity to the taste of this mushroom curry masala, offering sweet, spicy and spicy notes.
- Mushrooms: Mushrooms add a soft and juicy texture, absorbing the flavors of the curry and providing a source of vegetable protein.
- Greek Yogurt: High-fat yogurt adds a refreshing creaminess to the curry and can help reduce the level of heat given by the chili. Greek yogurt is a great solution for making mushroom curry without coconut milk.
All these ingredients work in harmony to create a coconut mushroom curry with rich flavors and a delicious texture. By combining them properly, you will get a truly remarkable curried mushroom recipe.
- Vegan or lactose-free mushroom curry:
- Replace the yogurt with a vegan alternative, such as soy or almond yogurt, to make the recipe vegan.
- Mushroom curry recipe is naturally gluten-free. You only have to make sure that the ingredients used, especially the spices, do not have traces of gluten, if you have gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
Side dish ideas for curry
The curry can be served with various garnishes, and the options vary according to regional and personal preferences. Here are some of the common side dishes that are usually associated with curry:
- Rice: White or basmati rice is a traditional side dish for curry. It is used to absorb the aromatic sauce and to provide a delicious and easy-to-eat base for the curry dish.
- Naan bread: Naan bread, a type of flat and fluffy Indian bread, is perfect for dipping into curry sauce and adding a delicious texture and flavor to food.
- Roti bread: Roti bread is another popular option, being a thin and smooth Indian bread that goes well with curry.
- Papadum: Papadum is a thin and crispy slice made from dried vegetables or lentils. It is often served as a crunchy snack alongside curry.
- Salads: Fresh salads with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and other vegetables can be served to provide a touch of freshness and a contrast in texture with the curry.
These are just some of the common side dishes that are usually served with curry. However, it is important to note that the side dish options can vary significantly depending on the specific region and culture in which the curry is prepared.
Mushroom curry recipe
- 500g button mushrooms, sliced
- 8 tablespoons Greek yogurt or coconut milk/cream (full-fat, no liquid)
For the onion paste:
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
For the curry paste:
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/6 of a cinnamon stick
- 1 black cardamom seed
- 3 cloves
- 1/3 cup tomato puree
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric, ground
- ½ teaspoon chili, ground
- 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
- ¼ teaspoon Garam Masala
- In a blender, add the ingredients for the onion paste and blend until you get a thick paste. Put it aside.
- Heat a pan on medium heat, add the oil. Add cumin, bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves. Saute the spices until the flavors spread. Remove the whole spices from the oil.
- Lower the heat and add the onion paste. Saute until it thickens and becomes golden.
- Add tomato puree, turmeric, chili, coriander, Garam Masala and mix. Cook, stirring for another 3-5 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms over the masala mixture. Cook, stirring, for another 3 minutes.
- Add a cup of water and mix. Cover with a lid and let it cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
- Add the yogurt or coconut cream and cook on low heat for 3-5 more minutes.
- Sprinkle with parsley and serve with warm rice.
Amount Per Serving Calories 326Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 10mgSodium 38mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 5gSugar 8gProtein 9g
I strive to keep the information as accurate as possible but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. I encourage you to make your own calculations using your preferred nutrition calculator.