Friday, June 29, 2018

Kashmiri Saag Haddar Yakhni /Kashmiri Style Mushroom in Spinach -Yogurt Sauce

Kashmiri cuisine is still quite a unknown cuisine for me. Actually i rarely cooked from this cuisine, however blogsphere pulled me to explore this cuisine. I have already two - three dishes from this cuisine. However for this month's Shh Cooking Secretly, a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel we are cooking from Kashmiri Cuisine. Every month we are exploring different regional cuisine of India. After Himachali cuisine, this month's event goes for Kashmiri cuisine. You might know about the concept of this event, actually every month the members of this Facebook group get paired with an another member. Both discuss together secretly to get their two secret ingredients and cook with. Obviously we cook with those two ingredients and share our picture in the group, so that the other members pariticpate to guess the ingredients. Its quite an interesting play and this concept works awesome. We love to find out the ingredients though sometimes its quite a hard task.

Kashmiri Saag Haddar Yakhni ,Kashmiri Mushroom in Spinach Sauce

Kashmiri Saag Haddar Yakhni is a lipsmacking masala dish to serve with rotis, actually Saag means green vegetable while haddar is mushroom and obviously Yakhni is curd. Since my partner of this month is Avin S Kohli of The Yellow Daal gave me both Mushroom and curd as my two secret ingredients i looked for a Kashmiri dish, and as usual google master helped me a lot to spot out this dish from Jinoo's Kitchen. I was seriously happy to find a very prefect dish to dish out with my two secret ingredients and tried my hands in making this ultimate masala. A prefect pair for rotis and everyone at home enjoyed this lipsmacking green masala thoroughly with rotis. Quite a flavourful dish to make at home if you have mushrooms in your vegetable basket.

Kashmiri Saag Haddar Yakhni , Mushroom in Yogurt sauce

1/4kg Mushrooms (chopped)
1 Bay leaf
1/4tsp Shah jeera
1/4tsp Chilli powder
1/4tsp Garam masala
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/4tsp Corinader powder
1/2tsp  Dry methi leaves (crushed)

To grind:
1cup Spinach leaves
1/4cup Curd
1/2tsp Corinader seeds
3/4tsp Shah jeera
1/4tsp Fennel seeds
1/4tsp Peppercorns
1/4inch Cinnamon stick
2-3 Cloves
1-2 Cardamom(green)
1tsp Rice flour
2 Onions (chopped)
4 Garlic cloves
1inch Dry ginger

Grind together spinach, curd, Coriander seeds, shah jeera, fennel seeds, peppercorns, cinnamon, cardamom,cloves as a fine paste.

Add a tsp of rice flour, onions, dry ginger and garlic and grind everything again as a fine paste.

Heat enough oil, and saute the chopped mushrooms until they turns brown and shrinks a bit.

In the same pan, heat oil, lets fry the shahi jeera and bay leaf.

Pour in the ground masala and saute well until oil comes out.

Kashmiri Saag Haddar Yakhni

Meanwhile take the chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder and turmeric powder in a bowl add enough water and make a paste.

Add this paste to the curry and saute for few minutes.

Add the fried mushrooms and salt.

Add enough water and cook until the masala reach a semi thick consistency.

Finally add crushed methi leaves and serve.

Kashmiri Style Mushroom in Spinach Sauce


  1. Amazing! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
    It's on a entirely different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout
    and design. Outstanding choice of colors!

  2. Saag cooked with mushrooms in Kashmiri style looks so yummy.

  3. The saag looks so, so good! Great recipe! :) Bookmarking it to try later. :)

    ~Priya Iyer from

  4. Nice combo spinach and mushroom, never tried this I am sure its great !!

  5. What a great combination of flavors Priya! I like both spinach and mushrooms and will try this for sure!

  6. The spinach curry with mushrooms sounds interesting and absolutely flavorful Priya ! Awesome share!

  7. Uber cool!!! I love the way the gravy looks and I am sure my family will love this. reserving it for a Sunday treat.

  8. Such a great combination of flavors spinach with mushroom especially in Yakhni style, that’s really awesome. I’m sure the taste would be great 👍🏻

  9. Combination of ingredients so nicely explained in the post along with tempting images of the dish makes it a must try for me now. Shall try this once I find good mushrooms in the market. Its monsoons here, so I should get a good batch for sure. Loved the recipe and the dish.

  10. Love the look of this mushroom dish. I will definitely try this soon, thanks for sharing :)

  11. I LOVE Kashmiri cuisine. I often cook some of the popular non veg Kashmiri dishes but I'm not very familiar with the vegetarian side of the cuisine, except for dum aloo or a few paneer dishes. This is a delicious addition to my food vocabulary. I'm sure it tastes as amazing as it looks!

  12. Wow such a yumm8 gravy with spinach n mushrooms. Love it.

  13. This saag from Kashmiri cuisine looks inviting and delicious. I shall try this some time.

  14. Nice combination of spinach and mushroom here dear. Looks much flavorful !!

  15. What a fabulous found Priya! this dish looks so delicious and healthy. Bookmarking as hubby loves mushrooms and sunny boy loves spinach :)

  16. Such a nice idea to use mushrooms in the saag. It would make a nice and tasty lunch side dish.

  17. I never cooked spinach and mushroom together. This gray looking really mouthwatering. Your mushroom pieces looking intact and still cooked properly. How come?? Mine becomes meshed up as soon as all water comes out from mushroom. Bookmarking.

  18. A cracker of a dish with a great mix of ingredients and aromatics. I tend to eat a lot of spinach and this dish will be a very welcome addition to my repertoire of palak gravies.

  19. Interesting combination - mushrooms with methi saag and curd! Would like to try it out soon. Thanks for the recipe with the clear cut steps making it easy to follow.

  20. Greens with curd great combo. Gravy sounds yummy. Drool worthy share.

  21. I love mushrooms and your saag curry looks absolutely lipsmacking.

  22. Mushrooms in spinach gravy is a lovely combination. Your curry looks super delicious

  23. wow..spinach and mushrooms..what a diiferent way of incorporating spinach goodness on the plate ...

  24. A good way to cook mushrooms. Love the way the colours and the gravy has come out. Would love to try

  25. Saag cooked with mushrooms in Kashmiri style looks so good.I am yet to try this recipe.Fab share.

  26. The gravy looks delicious but not a mushroom lover, I would replace that and make.

  27. This saag looks so delicious Priya. A perfect combination of different flavors from the spices and yogurt. A new mushroom recipe to add to my collection.

  28. What a tasty curry!You must have looked up so many sites for this!Looks so yum!Wow!


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