Aloo Mushroom Curry Recipe | Potato Mushroom Gravy

By Swasthi on August 3, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Aloo Mushroom Curry Recipe – Potato and mushrooms make a wonderful combo in a curry. This delicious, simple to make curry goes well with rice, roti or paratha. I usually make this curry when I have little mushrooms left in the fridge. The potatoes in this gravy absorb the flavor of mushrooms and taste very good.

aloo mushroom curry

In Indian cuisine, we make a lot of curries with a combination of veggies. Aloo gobi, Aloo baingan, Aloo matar are some of the most popular combos using potatoes.

Potato being a versatile veggie goes well with mushrooms, peas, potato, capsicum, sweet potatoes and even with spinach or methi leaves.

The day I made this aloo mushroom, I was running out of veggies. So just went ahead making this curry with 2 of them. Otherwise I would add some peas and capsicum.

So feel free to add your favorite veggies. You can also just grill the veggies in a oven. Make the curry base on the stove top and add the grilled mushrooms and veggies to the gravy.

Then simmer for a while for the flavors to be absorbed.

This potato mushroom gravy also goes very well with flavored rice like pulao, jeera rice or ghee rice. It can also be packed in lunch box.

For more Mushroom recipes, you can check
Mushroom masala
Kadai mushroom gravy
Simple mushroom cashew fry
Mushroom manchurian

Tips to Make Potato Mushroom

  1. I have used cashews in this recipe to add some creamy texture to the curry. You can just replace them with blanched almonds. Almond meal or cashew meal can also be used.
  2. You can completely skip the nuts and just use some coconut milk. If adding thick coconut milk, pour it towards the end and turn off the stove.
  3. Leafy green like palak or spinach can also be used. Fine chop them and add along with the mushrooms to the gravy.
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Aloo Mushroom Curry (Potato Mushroom Gravy)

Simple Aloo Mushroom Curry made with basic ingredients. This is slightly spicy, full of flavors and is best served with rice or roti or bread.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings4 to 6

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 2 to 3 potatoes medium sized , cubed
  • 200 grams white button mushrooms
  • 2 to 3 tbsps oil
  • 1 bay leaves small (optional)
  • ½ to 3/4 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 cup onions very finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 green chilies slit
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 to 3 tomatoes (1 ½ cups chopped)
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • Salt as needed
  • 8 to 10 cashews
  • ¾ tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 Handful coriander leaves , chopped
  • water as needed


  • Add cubed tomatoes to a jar along with cashews. Make a fine puree. Keep this aside.
  • Wash and chop onions very finely, slit green chilies.
  • Rinse mushrooms and cut them to desired sizes.
  • Add 1 tbsp oil to a pan and heat it.
  • Toss these mushrooms in the oil on a medium flame until they wilt. This takes about 3 to 4 mins.
  • Set these mushrooms aside.
  • Add another 2 tbsps oil to the same pan.
  • Add jeera and bay leaf.
  • When the jeera begins to sizzle add chopped onions and green chilies.
  • Fry them until golden on a medium heat.
  • While the onions fry, wash, peel and cube potatoes to 1 inch sizes.
  • When the onions turn golden, add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  • Then add in tomato puree and cook until the moisture evaporates completely.
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric, salt and garam masala. Mix all these and fry for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Add the cubed potatoes and saute for 2 to 3 mins.
  • Pour water just enough to make a gravy. Mix well. Cover and cook until the potatoes are done.
  • Add mushrooms & kasuri methi (optional). Mix and cook covered until the mushrooms are done to your liking.
  • Check the salt and spice, adjust as needed. Cook until the gravy reaches a thick consistency.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and keep covered until served.
  • Serve aloo mushroom curry with rice or roti.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Aloo Mushroom Curry (Potato Mushroom Gravy)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 847mg24%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 725IU15%
Vitamin C 27.3mg33%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
Second time making this. Yum!

Where do you get Kasuri methi and coriander leaves? I stayed away from the recipe due to that. I think coriander leaves is just cilantro. If possible to you give recommendations for substitute ingredients? That would be helpful.

5 stars
Great recipe! I used coconut cream and added some lentils and served it with rice. It was really good I just had to adjust the spices a bit

I loved it, so easy to make and using very straightforward ingredients! I will definitely make it again!

5 stars
Tasted awesome , simple process , easy ingredients , tastes the best.

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Thank you so much this was absolutely wonderful. Didn’t have cashews but used flaked almonds and only had canned tomatoes but it still tasted great. Looking forward to trying it as you described

5 stars
Thanks a lot for this recipe. This was very delicious.

hi Swathi,
My curry turned out a little sour, probably because of the tomatoes. i had to add some sugar to counter the sourness. I cooked the tomatoes until it became a paste. not sure if its suppose to be sour. would appreciate your feedback. Thanks

will try that. thank you.

5 stars
Nice recipe, good results.

5 stars
Delicious and easy to put together on a weeknight. Especially good for when you have mushrooms and potatoes hanging around that you’re not sure what to do with them 🙂 I even eat this for breakfast as it’s perfect to take to work.

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Mouth watering one.. Looks yummy & neat !

very rich and creamy dish.. would like to have some with parotta..

lip smacking curry…

Curry looks very delicious and inviting.

fingerlicking gravy, love to enjoy with a bowl of rice.

Looks awesome.. 🙂

looks sooooo mouthwatering n tempting curry…

I always welcome easy and simple dishes. Good when there is a need to cook for more people or just for the family. Its a lovely gravy, infused with varieties of spices and potatoes, who can say no to.

Mouth watery potato mushroom curry. Very luscious indeed.