8/26/2003 – Pau Bhaji, a vegetable dish served with rolls at Bombay Bite restaurant in Westwood.  (Photo by George Wilhelm/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Food - Drink
Mushroom Bhaji: The Indian Dish Perfect For Cold Weather
Many of us crave comfort foods the most during the winter months, and if you've already gone through your usual recipes for soups, stews, and pot pies, you should try mushroom bhaji, an Indian dish that’s perfect for cold nights. This vegetarian curry is spicy, earthy, warm, and only takes about 30 minutes to make.
Mushroom bhaji features mushrooms in a sauce typically made with garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, and tomato purée. This nutritious and hearty dish can be eaten as a main meal or as a side, and you can use any type of mushroom to make it, though baby button or meaty chestnut mushrooms work best.
Regardless of the variety you use, the key to perfect mushroom bhaji is to cook the mushrooms low and slow, so try your best to be patient, even though this dish doesn't require hours of cooking like some other cold-weather favorites. Mushroom lovers are sure to delight when this comforting curry is served over rice.