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Mushroom Bhaji

  • Author: Dan Saunders
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Mushroom Bhaji is one of our favourite Indian side dishes, and is seriously easy to make!


Units Scale
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms - sliced
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste/purée
  • 5 tbsp water
  • A handful of fresh coriander to serve - chopped
  • Splash of groundnut or rapeseed oil


  1. Heat up a saucepan or frying pan (one that has a lid) over a medium heat, add your oil and fry the onion until soft.
  2. Add the garlic and fry for another minute.
  3. Chuck in your mushrooms, spices, tomato paste and stir in.
  4. Pour in the water, a good pinch of salt and give it a good stir.
  5. Put a lid on it and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring every so often.
  6. Sorted! One rad mushroom bhaji - serve with the fresh coriander on top, alongside your favourite curry!
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: mushroom bhaji