Chicken-Mushroom Masala

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When cooked together both mushrooms and chicken make a hearty main course dish for either lunch or dinner. You would definitely love this dish with a mildly spiced masala of onion and tomatoes. Fresh mushrooms are widely available in winters,  and I get the full opportunity to cook them in one or the other way pairing with different ingredients
 
Why mushrooms are called Superfood
 
Mushrooms, though they look like vegetables but basically represent the fungi kingdom. These fleshy fungi have stunning health benefits, containing high fibre content but low in calories
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Increasing consumption of whole, unprocessed foods, like mushrooms, appears to decrease the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes and heart disease. This wonderful ingredient cooked together with chicken fulfils the need for protein and minerals which are essential for the body’s growth
 
 
 
 

Course – Main Course

Cuisine – Indian

 Prep Time – 10 Min

 Cook Time – 25 Min

 Total Time – 35 Min

 Yield – 3 Servings

 Author – Bharti Dhawan

 Ingredients

  • Mushroom (halved) – 1 pack or 200 gms
  • Chicken breast (cubed)  150 gms
  • Finely chopped onions – 1 cup (2 nos) 
  • Finely chopped tomatoes – 1 cup (2 nos) 
  • Ginger-garlic-green chilly paste – 2 tsp
  • Cumin/jeera seeds – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Turmeric powder – 2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
 

  Instructions

1- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and sear chicken cubes both sides until they change colour and its juice is sealed inside. This process takes 3 minutes on each side. Keep aside to use later
 
2- Heat another 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle
 
3- Add chopped onions and cook them until golden brown
 
4- Add ginger-garlic-green chilly paste and saute
 
5- Add salt and all the powdered spices and cook for a while
 
6- Add chopped tomatoes and cook everything until it gets a masala consistency
 
7- Add chopped mushrooms and mix well. Now add seared chicken cubes and mix to coat the masala
 
8- Add half cup water and mix. Cover the cooker with lid and cook for 5 minutes or until 2-3 whistles come
 
9- Open the lid when the cooker cools down completely
 
10- Serve the scrumptious mushroom-chicken masala dish with roti or rice
 

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