Methi Mushroom Masala

Posted by: EatFree

>> Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Dried methi (fenugreek) leaves impart an intense aromatic undertone to any Indian dish that is simply unforgettable.  This dried herb may be hard to come by in mainstream groceries, but you can find it online.  Use regular button mushrooms in this recipe, as the array of spices need a blank canvas to play upon.  Serve with roti or brown rice, or if eating plain like I did, go easier on the salt.


  • 1 lb sliced button mushrooms
  • Coconut oil cooking spray
  • 1.5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1.5 cups red onions, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Sea salt to taste (add in stages throughout cooking)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder or to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried fenugreek leaves plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 plum tomato, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a sheet tray with cooking spray.  Add mushrooms and spray mushrooms with cooking spray.  Bake for 7-8 minutes or until mushrooms are partially cooked.  Set aside.
  2. Heat oil (oil is ready when cumin seed sizzles right away when added.)  Add cumin seeds, cover, and let splutter until they get “half as loud”.  Add onion, garlic, and salt.  Cook on medium heat covered until lightly browned.  Stir frequently.
  3. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric, red chili, and 2 teaspoons fenugreek over low heat.  Stir for 20-30 seconds uncovered over low heat or until fragrant.
  4. Add tomatoes.  Stir and cover.  Cook until oil separates from mixture.
  5. Add mushrooms, cover, and cook for 10 minutes over medium-low heat.  Add rest of fenugreek (crush in palms) off heat.  Enjoy with paratha or rice!



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