Shahi Khumbi Matar

Shahi Khumbi Matar

Ingredients needed for Shahi Khumbi Matar

Mushrooms \ Khumbi-250 gm ( washed and cut into pieces )

Peas-1\2 cup ( I prefer to give one steam to my peas before using them in the curries )

Cashewnuts-5 tbsp ( soak in warm water for 10 minutes and then blend in a blender to make a fine paste )

Ghee\ Butter-5 tbsp

Whole black cardamom-3

Whole black pepper-3-4

Cloves-3-4

Cinnamon stick-1 inch piece

Onion-2 cups ( finely chopped )

Tomato puree- 2 tbsp

Red chili powder-1\2 tsp

Garam masala powder-1\2 tsp

Sugar-1\2 tsp

Salt to taste

Fresh cream-3 tbsp

Kasuri methi-1\2 tsp

How to make Shahi Khumbi Matar

Add 2 tbsp ghee in a pan and fry the mushrooms till all the water is evaporated and mushroom are slightly browned

Remove from the pan and keep aside

Add the remaining 3 tbsp ghee in the same pan

Add black cardamom, black peppers, cloves and cinnamon sticks to the ghee

Add onions ad fry till golden brown

Add tomato puree and fry for a minute

Remove the pan from heat and let it cool

Blend the masala in a blender

Add the blended masala in the pan

Add a cup of water and red chili powder, garam masala powder, sugar, salt and cashewnut paste

Cook for 2 minutes

Add the mushrooms and peas and cover and cook for 2 minutes

Add fresh cream and kasturi methi

Serve hot with laccha paratha or butter naan