in the same kadai heat 2 tsp oil and saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 tsp cumin. saute till the spices turn aromatic.
keeping the flame on low saute, ½ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder and ¾ tsp coriander powder.
add in prepared onion tomato paste and cook well.
keep stirring till the onion tomato paste thickens and releases oil.
now add in ¼ cup cashew paste and mix well.
add in 1 cup water and stir well adjusting consistency as required.
further add ½ cup peas and sauted mushrooms. mix well.
cover and boil for 5 minutes or till mushrooms and peas gets cooked completely.
now add 1 tsp kasuri methi, 2 tbsp coriander leaves and ¼ tsp garam masala. mix well.
finally, serve matar mushroom recipe with roti, naan or kulcha.