Creamy Spinach Mushroom

Wanna hear some interesting facts about Mushroom? ‘The Egyptian pharaohs reserved mushrooms for their own plates. It was forbidden for anyone else to eat them. They believed that the mushrooms had magical powers. The ancient Romans fed mushrooms only to their warriors because they believed mushrooms gave them god like strength’.

I don’t know about the strength but it sure does add a lot of satisfaction to my taste bud 😛 Since I moved to US, I have tried different varieties of mushroom. Some of them became my favorites, like the portobello mushroom. And some of them not so favorite, like the abalone mushroom. In India, I didn’t have access to so many varieties of mushroom. We only had white button mushroom that were available throughout the year.

After trying all these different varieties of flavorful mushroom, I started to find the button mushroom very plain and boring!! I know these mushrooms were with me making my tummy happy for so many years and now I call them boring plain.. But, I haven’t ignored them completely!


This is a very creamy mushroom dish which I made with button mushroom.. See I haven’t forgotten my button mushrooms 😉 Usually, I like to enjoy mushroom with noodles or fried rice or just as an appetizer, but this time I tried it with Poori and it tasted really nice. The creamy mushroom gravy with crispy poori made for a really amazing combo. Next time, I might try it with garlic bread.. Something tells me it will taste good with that too.


Ingredients :

  • handful of button mushroom
  • 1 cup pearl onion
  • 1/2 medium onion, grated
  • 2 cup baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 to 3 green/red fresh chillies, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsb chilly powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • salt
  • oil

Directions :

Cut the mushroom into thin slices . If you want a big bite, you can cut them in quarter instead.

In a pan, heat some oil and add cumin seeds, garlic and chopped chillies.

Once the seeds start to sizzle, add pearl onions, grated onion and cook in low heat until the onions are slight brown in color.

Add the mushrooms and fry for another couple of minutes.

Next, add spinach, cumin powder, coriander powder and chilly powder.

Add 1/2 cup water and heavy cream. Then, let it simmer for about 10 minutes.

Check for salt and spice. If you want more heat, add a little bit more chilly powder.

Serve it hot with your choice of bread.

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Manu says:

Yum! I love all kinds of mushrooms… porcini are my favorite, but they are hard to find. I like the combo with puris!!! Great pictures, as always! 🙂

Looks divine!!! I will be making this very soon! Thanks for sharing!!

I tell you, one of these days I am going to lick my screen – this is totally worth it!! ~slurping up my drool~ 🙂 Beautiful dish!!

Vimitha says:

That looks so delicious and the combination is making me drool…

Nandini says:

This is seriously so tempting and droolworthy! Really creamy!

Dewi says:

How delightful Kankana. I love dishes like this.

Karishma says:

This is such a welcome change from the usual aloo-poori combination and I love mushrooms! Bookmarking this! Wonderful pics, as usual…and by the way, I tried my first recipe from your blog-the egg bowls….came out really tasty, although I suspect I may have overbaked them..still, its something I’m going to file away for frequent use from now on…thank you!

I just love your pictures!
I read a study recently that says if you eat 10 grams fresh mushrooms daily you reduce the risk of breast cancer by 60%
I love them too but now I have a new reason to eat them and a new yummy recipe to try thanx to you

What a great flavors, one my favorite combinations! Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe and your amazing photos!!!

delicious curry with the puri wonderful 🙂

Nishi says:

This curry looks super delicious Kankana. I bet it would have made a great combo meal with those fluffy Puris 🙂

I adore both mushrooms and spinach – this recipe sounds so tasty!

Lori says:

Looks wonderful…I love the little chili pepper on the top of the ‘packet’…crunchy and creamy are such a great combination!

aipi says:

Spinach n mushroom is such a classic combo and when cooked this way it definitely goes a couple of notches!
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Love the mushrooms in a different make over..looks lovely!

Ohhhhh, this is bad for my diet. Bad, bad, bad.

Maybe I can substitute the heavy cream? Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Kankana says:

I know Yadi .. not very healthy with all that heavy cream 🙂 I emailed you about the other option, which is to add milk and pure the spinach instead of rough chop !:)

Priya says:

Give me that bowl,i’ll happily finish it with some rotis…yummy spinach mushrooms..

sonia says:

Hi Kankana, Spinach curry is looking absolutely delightful. Loved the new combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe of urs and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day….Sonia !!!

What a lovely dish. Such deep earthy flavors!

daksha says:

I have never made these before. I’m adding them to my “must make soon list”. YUMMY!

Krithi says:

First time to see a puri and mushroom combo.. No doubt that it would be really very tasty… superb clicks and facts..
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Wow, that looks delicious! Mushrooms have a way of making soups incredible…I need to try this 🙂

Alice says:

Looks like a lovely simple yet wonderfully effective combination. Love the little popadom cup!

Great recipe Kankana! Yummy!

tigerfish says:

I love mushrooms. My least favorite may be enoki mushrooms.

WOW! I was expecting some variation on mushroom soup so imagine my delight when Isaw your photos of this indescribably delicious looking dish! Of course, it’s you, Kankana, so naturally, it’s exotic and fragrant and begging to be devoured! What was I thinking? Thanks for the best surprise today!

Kankana says:

Thank you so much everybody 🙂

Juliana says:

Oh! I love the idea of creamy…spinach and mushrooms are a nice combination, specially with all the yummie spices. Have a great week ahead Kankana 🙂

Ooh, yum! I love the ingredients in this dish. Great post!

These photos are so tantalizing! You have reminded me that I haven’t had mushrooms in ages! Time to remedy this situation with your delightful recipe!

Miriam says:

You always come up with the best recipes! This looks fabulous! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Sarah says:

The mushroom dish is awesome and love the combination of having it with pooris 🙂

Great combo, looks creamy and delicious!

Very hearty dish looks delish!

Gina C says:

This looks so good…creamy and delish!

I have to say it’s take me some time to come to like mushrooms, but when I read how good they are for me, I’ve really given them a starring role in many dishes. I love the combination of spices you’ve used. Healthy and delicious soup!

I love mushrooms but hubster doesnt.Its been ages I made a curry with mushrooms.Drooling!

Anzelle says:

This looks so beatiful and delicious! And, for once, I can actually find all the ingredients 🙂 I love spinach, but I usually make it fairly plain, so this will be a nice change of pace.

Sarah says:

That looks DELICIOUS – I already bookmarked it! My roommates and I are always looking for new recipes and we all agree that THIS is going to be the next thing we make for our dinner next week! Thanks so much for sharing! It looks delicious – and what great pictures! You have some serious talents!

Kankana my love, you always have such interesting information to share with us! I had no clue that mushrooms, a lowly fungus was considered a food of the gods and royalty! I know the flavor and nutrition and also healing powers are tops for sure! I also am giggling here because two of my favorite things are creamed spinach and cream of mushroom soup and so this recipe would certainly be something I would love! I am bookmarking it to try one day soon! Big hugs and thanks so much for hosting and posting on the hearth and soul hop! 🙂 Alex

Mouth watering presentation on the puri – A wonderful medley of ingredients and veggies!

Gee – now I know why my husband is soooo into mushrooms…he must feel the magic himself! I love the pearl onions in this recipe. You just dont see pearl onions enough these days!!

This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party – stop by this week and link up!

What a delightful way to serve your soup! Thanks for sharing your recipe and hosting the Hearth and Soul Hop.