Mushroom Cafreal Recipe
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recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 packet of button mushroom (250 gms) chopped into big chunks Or as you wish
  • 1 medium sized potato chopped into big chunks
  • 3 tbsp (clarified butter) ghee/oil
  • 2 bay leaves (optional)
  • 1 t/s turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 2 cups chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 to 4 green chilies
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds (til) (optional)
  • 8 to 10 garlic cloves chopped ( I have used 7 to 8 garlic chives with the stem)
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 2 onions (1 for paste and 1 for curry)
  • 8 to 10 cloves
  • 2 cinnamons one inch sized each
  • 8 to 10 peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 5 to 6 green cardamom (optional)
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds (khus khus)
  • 20 cashewnuts (10 for paste and 10 for curry)
  • 2 tomato puree
  • 1.5 cup veg stock Or water
  • 1 tbsp shahi jeera (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup oil for deep frying potatoes
  • salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Firstly wash the mushrooms Or wipe them with a clean cloth. Chop into halves and keep aside. Chop potatoes into big chunks Or wedges. Deep fry them until nice golden brown in color.
  2. Place the potatoes on absorbent paper. Keep it aside.
  3. Combine all the ingredients except oil, 1 onion, 10 cashews, salt, shahi jeera, tomato puree, veg stock, potatoes, bay leaves, water and mushrooms.
  4. Grind into a smooth paste. Add ½ cup water if required. Keep the rest of ingredients handy.
  5. Take a big wok Or vessel add ghee/oil. Once oil is hot add shahi jeera.
  6. Once it crackles add bay leaves and reserved 10 cashew nuts. Saute for a minute on low fire.
  7. Now add the remaining onion along with sugar. Saute for 2 mins on low flame.
  8. It's time to add the green grounded paste. Keep stirring the paste for 4 to 5 mins. Ensure it doesn't stick at the bottom.
  9. Now pour the tomato puree. Combine all nicely.
  10. Add little water if required allow to cook for another 4 to 5 mins. Put the chopped mushrooms into it. Stir gently.
  11. Also add the deep fried potatoes. Finally add veg stock/ water as consistency required and do add salt for seasoning. Cook for another 5 to 6 mins uncovered.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves. Your Galinha Cafreal is ready. Serve hot with bread, pav Or rice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 people
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at