This is perhaps the Creamiest Mushroom Sauce that I have ever had. I have been meaning to make it since the day Nikita told me about it a few weeks ago, but other recipes got in the way. I made this creamy vegan mushroom sauce this weekend to use with spaghetti and have been raving about it to all those who are willing to hear about it ever since. 🙂
The star of this recipe is the cashew paste which is creamy and rich. It is also neutral in taste so you can add any ingredient to flavour it. I have used cashew for creamy effect in the past while making Creamy Restaurant Style Palak Paneer.
In this recipe, we used sautéed mushrooms, and a touch of garlic and pepper to create a wonderful vegan mushroom sauce that is a great replacement for the traditional Mushroom Ragu.
What we have also discovered is that depending on how thick or thin we make this sauce, it can be used as a sauce for pasta or then as a sandwich spread. I used the creamy mushroom sauce with spaghetti while Kiran (another foodie friend of mine) used it to make Mushroom Toast.
Recipe for Creamy Vegan Mushroom Sauce
Creamy Vegan Mushroom Sauce
This is a creamy vegan mushroom sauce that is very versatile. You can use it with pasta, on toast, and even as a soup just by itself.
- Mushrooms – 600 gms
- Cloves Garlic – 6 to 8
- tbsp Olive Oil – 2
- Cup Cashews – 1
- tsp Pepper Powder – 1/2
- Salt to Taste
Method to Make the Cashew Paste
- Soak the cashews in 2 cups water for about 2 hours.
- Drain and reserve the water.
- Grind the cashews to a smooth paste with a little water.
Prepare the Mushrooms
- Clean the mushrooms.
- Slice the mushrooms .
- Set aside.
How to Make the Creamy Vegan Mushroom Sauce
- In a pan, heat the olive oil.
- Crush the garlic and add to the olive oil.
- Stir-fry till the garlic loses the raw smell.
- Add the mushrooms.
- Stir-fry till the mushrooms are cooked.
- Add the pepper powder and salt.
- Mix well.
- Add the cashew paste and enough of the reserved water to make a thick sauce.
- Cook a bit till the cashew paste loses the raw taste.