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Oyster Mushroom Recipe Indian Style

Blog updated on June 8, 2022

Indian curries are already extremely popular across the world. Whether it's paneer butter masala, butter chicken, oyster mushroom recipe Indian style, or tons of other recipes. The love for Indian food is increasing by the day, especially in the western world. Thanks to the enterprising Indian diaspora for serving delicious Indian cuisines through restaurants, food joints, or food trucks. 

In this post, I'm gonna reveal the oyster mushroom recipe Indian style, in curry/gravy. The best thing about learning this recipe is that you would be able to use the same curry in a variety of other delectable dishes (more on that later). 

Also read: Paneer Tacos - Super Easy and Yummy Indian Mexican Fusion Recipe

Since Indian recipes, especially curry recipes require plenty of ingredients, you're well advised to go through the list of ingredients below and gather all the ingredients before getting started. In fact, I would like to share a very simple trick (you can call it a practice) that helps me churn out delightful dishes without forgetting any ingredients!

Please note that I'm writing the recipe and gardening articles since my wife is busy with her full-time day job! 

Excited to know the super easy oyster mushroom recipe Indian style? Great, let's get started!

But, before we hop on to the oyster mushroom recipe Indian style, let's know the nutritional and health benefits of oyster mushrooms.

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Oyster Mushroom

Let's start with the nutritional facts. As per the US Department of Agriculture, one cup of raw, sliced oyster mushrooms (100g) provides 3.31g of protein, 420mg of potassium, 18mg of magnesium, 4.96mg of niacin, 48.7mg of choline, in addition to a ton of other important rare minerals.  

Now, let's quickly talk about the major health benefits of oyster mushrooms.

1. May help in reducing cholesterol

As indicated by this 2015 research, oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) could lead to lowering cholesterol. The dietary fibers in the oyster mushrooms are presumed to be behind the lowering of triglyceride accumulation in the liver, resulting in lower blood cholesterol. 

2. Keeps your heart healthy

Foods with fibers, like oyster mushrooms, are supposed to be good for the heart. Many studies, including this one, suggest that dietary fibers help mitigate the risks of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. 

3. Improves immunity

Oyster Mushroom Recipe Indian Style
Consuming oyster mushrooms can increase immunity

Oyster mushrooms have been found to enhance immunity. For this study, participants ingested oyster mushroom extract for eight weeks. At the end of the study, the researchers found some evidence that the extract could have immune effects.

Another study reported that oyster mushrooms contain compounds that act as immunomodulators to help regulate the immune system.

4. May reduce the risk of cancer

Some preliminary research indicates that oyster mushrooms may have anti-cancer properties. This study showed that an extract of oyster mushrooms could suppress the growth of breast and colon cancer and spread into human cells. Research is ongoing, with scientists suggesting more studies are needed to fully understand the relationship.

5. Improves metabolic health leading to a leaner body

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Better metabolism leads to a fitter and leaner body

Consuming a diet that contains lots of high-fiber vegetables is often recommended by healthcare professionals as a method of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. But mushrooms can offer an added benefit to help you maintain better metabolic health.

A published study looked at the effects of edible mushrooms on obesity. The researchers concluded that "regular consumption of mushrooms is effective in treating metabolic syndrome, including obesity." However, they advised that the practice should be combined with regular physical exercise and changes in diet and lifestyle.

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Oyster Mushroom Recipe Indian Style 

It's time to talk about the oyster mushroom recipe! As I mentioned above, there are plenty of ingredients that would be needed for this recipe. Or for that matter, for other Indian-style gravy/curry recipes. So, you should gather all the recipes in advance before proceeding to prepare a curry recipe, including this one!

My father (who still enjoys cooking at the age of 80), gathers all the ingredients before he starts to cook and puts them on a plate as per the recommended quantities. This simple activity serves two purposes - one, the recipe has all the ingredients, and second, cooking becomes an easy and fun activity :)

Here are the ingredients of the oyster mushroom recipe Indian style:

150 grams of Oyster Mushroom (serves 4 people)

For Dry Spices:

  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Peppercorns
  • 3-4 dry Red Chillies

For Gravy:

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1-inch Cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 7-8 Cashews
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tbsp Cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste

Steps To Make Oyster Mushroom Indian Style

  • Dry roast spices until fragrant
  • Once cool, grind spices to a fine powder
  • In a blender, add tomatoes and cashews to make a paste
  • Take a large-sized pan, heat oil, add cinnamon, and splutter cumin seeds
  • Now add ginger garlic paste, onions, and salt. Saute until onions become transparent
  • Add tomato-cashew puree, and saute until oil starts leaving the sides
  • It's time to add all the dry spices, including ground spices. Saute for a couple of minutes
  • Add oyster mushrooms, mix gently
  • Now, cover and cook for around 5 minutes on low heat
  • Add water and let it boil for 2 minutes
  • Simmer, cover, and cook for 12-14 minutes until mushrooms are done
  • Finish it up by adding crushed fenugreek leaves, coriander leaves, and cream
  • Switch off the flame and allow it to rest for 2 minutes
  • Serve hot with roti, paratha, naan (Indian bread), or on the side of boiled rice along with onion rings


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Button mushrooms in the same gravy

1. This curry can also be used with other varieties of mushrooms like button mushrooms. You can even use the same curry for the butter paneer masala recipe.

2. This is my personal experience that gravies taste much better when you add a pinch of sugar (1/2 tsp) to the masala mixture :)

3. Since the taste of the gravy mostly depends on tomatoes, you've got to make sure that they're not very sour. You can always use packaged puree or even use a combination of fresh and packaged. Although, I only prefer fresh tomatoes!

Let me know once you try this simple yet exotic oyster mushroom recipe. I would love to hear from you, especially to know the reaction of your loved one!

I will be eager to know, so write back or comment below! 

Stay safe, stay blessed!

Chao! 👋

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