After a rather prolonged absence from my kitchen due to illness, I found myself craving earthy mushrooms. Because my stomach is still rather sensitive, I wanted something spicy but not with too much heat, so I opted for this recipe that makes good use of aromatic spices which tend to be gentler on the tummy.
Now, I don’t mind takeout once in a while and my husband is a fairly good cook, but after not cooking for a while, I realized how much this fussy girl really enjoys her own cooking. I have complete control over the quality and quantities of the ingredients that go into each creation that is dished out with loving care.
This particular mushroom dish has a fairly long list of ingredients, but I assure you it’s really straightforward to make and not very time consuming. The succulence of meaty shrooms really comes through here in each bite, highlighted by a fragrant nutty cashew gravy. You want the peas to retain that pop in your mouth appeal, so no need to thaw frozen peas, otherwise they will be too mushy. The alternative is to thaw them and add them near the end of the cooking time.
If you want a mushroom curry without the tomato, simply adjust the water accordingly. I personally liked the extra bit of zing from the tomato, but the choice is entirely up to the cook.
|Mushroom Green Pea Curry in a Creamy Cashew Sauce with Onion and Parsley|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner
Adapted from Monsoon Spice
Published on October 2, 2016
Fragrant mushroom and green pea curry simmered in a creamy cashew gravy seasoned with aromatic seeds and spices
Makes 6 servings
This is my contribution to Jacqueline’s weekly event Meat Free Mondays. Each week readers are treated to meal suggestions for each day of the week, along with bonus recipes.
Other mushroom curry dishes to enjoy from Lisa’s Kitchen:
Mushroom Curry Simmered in a Fenugreek Cream Sauce with Green Peas
Mushroom Methi Curry with Basmati Onion Rice
Paneer Mushroom Masala
Kashmiri Chickpeas with Mushrooms
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