Palak Mushroom (Spinach with Mushroom)

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Palak Mushroom is thick and creamy spinach cooked with spices and Mushroom. It is one of our favourite curries. It can be served with rice or roti (Indian Bread)

Prep/cooking time: 30 minutes Servings: 5-6


Blanch spinach in boiling water for 7-8 mins. Add half teaspoon of sugar to water to prevent discolouration (optional). Keep the water in which spinach is boiled aside. Make a puree of spinach along with cashews in a blender/mixer/grinder and keep it aside. Blanch mushrooms in hot water for 8-10 mins.

In a sauce pan, dry roast cumin seeds and let them splutter, add onions, salt, garlic, ginger and chillies. Let them cook for 3 minutes. Add spinach puree, mix coriander powder, cumin powder, kasuri methi and garam masala. Cook for 8-10 mins. Add 160 ml (2/3rd cup) of water (use water that was kept aside). Stir it intermittently. Add mushrooms and chopped coriander leaves, stir them, cover with lid and let it cook for 2 mins. Add water (if necessary) to avoid sticking to pan. Cook for another 2-3 mins. Transfer to serving bowl.


Spinach (Palak) – 6 ounces or 180 grams (4 cups chopped)
Mushroom – 200 grams or 7 ounces
Green chillies – 3 to 4 (finely chopped)
2 teaspoons Ginger chopped
Garlic chopped, 4 cloves
Cumin – 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander leaves (cilantro) chopped - 1 Tablespoon
Onion – 1 small chopped
Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala – 1/4 teaspoon
Kasoori methi – 1/2 teaspoon (dried Fenugreek leaves) (OPTIONAL)
Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon