Mushroom Spinach Gravy

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            Last night I made dosa, instead of doing regular chutney or sambhar. I want to do something different and tasty.When I saw mushroom and spinach in fridge, I want to try this gravy, it was in my recipe note.Gravy was Super-nutritious and it tasted great with dosa.

   Ingredients

           2/3 Cup of Mushroom( I used baby portabella)
           2 Cups of Spinach
           1 Large Size Onion
           2 Tbsp of Curry Powder
           1 and 1/2 Tsp of Ginger Garlic Paste
           1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
           1/2 Tsp of Garam Masala
           1/4 Cup of Milk (1%)
           2 Tbsp of Cilantro or Coriander Leaves 
           Salt and Water as needed 

  To Grind

          2 Green Chillies
          1 Large Tomato
          1/4 Cup of Grated Coconut  
              
  To Temper

          2 Tbsp of  Oil
          1 Tsp of Mustard
          1 Tsp of Cumin
          Few Curry Leaves
          Pinch of Asafoetida
           

  Method

  • Wash and chop the mushroom and spinach. 

  • Take a blender and add ” To Grind” ingredients and make it to a smooth paste.

  • Heat a pan with oil, add ” To Temper” ingredients, one by one.
  • Add chopped onion and salt, fry for 1- 2 mins until it turns golden brown color.
  • Take pan away from stove, add turmeric, curry powder or kulambu Milagai podi, fry for a min.
  • Keep pan back to the stove, in a medium flame, add ginger garlic paste, fry for a min until raw smell vanishes.
  • Add  ground paste and fry for 2 mins until oil separates.

  • Add mushroom with little water, cook for 2-3  mins.
  • Add chopped spinach and garam masala, cook for 1 min.
  • Add milk, mix well. check the salt. Switch off the stove.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves. 

  Tips 

  • Good accompaniment for dosa or uthappam and paratha
  • You can add kulambu milagai podi instead of curry powder.  
  • You can add cream instead of milk for extra creaminess.

 Health Benefits of Mushroom and Spinach

 Mushroom

  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Prevents cancers.
  • Increases immunity.
  • Helps in weight loss.

 Spinach

  • Reduces blood pressure.
  • Rich in minerals and vitamins.
  • Good for eyesightbecause of beta-carotene.
  • strengthen the muscles. 

  
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