"Nature alone is antique and the oldest art a mushroom." - Thomas Carlyle
Mushroom Recipes- Mushrooms can easily be regarded as nature's hidden treasure. It was once considered an exotic ingredient but is now rated as a new superfood. What's so super about them? Mushrooms are one of the few natural sources of Vitamin D. They contain no fat and are a valuable source of fiber. They are also packed with selenium which you don't find in most fruits and vegetables. According to a latest study, lentinan found in shiitake mushrooms may increase the survival rate in cancer patients.Slowly but surely mushrooms are gaining prominence on an Indian platter. All the goodness along with its unique earthy texture is reason enough for you to let them adorn your dinner table more often. The versatility of mushrooms can work its magic in almost any dish. Not only are there a number of varieties to cook with, but the culinary possibilities are almost inexhaustible. You can choose to grill, bake, stir-fry, sauté, stuff, roast or experiment with something new. With more than 90 percent water content, the best way to cook mushrooms is to allow them to release all their moisture. Pick a pan with a wide surface area because you should be able to spread them out which will make the moisture evaporate quickly.
With our 11 best Indian mushroom recipes, we have something for everyone. From aromatic curries to masaledar stir-fries, the burst of desi spices will leave you thrilled.
Kombu Barthad is a surprisingly simple stir-fry with mushrooms chillies, coconut vinegar and curry leaves. It is a Coorg dish and is enjoyed in large parts of Karnataka.
Kombu Barthad (Mushroom Chilly Fry)
As princely as it sounds, this recipe offers a burst of deep, rich flavours. Button mushrooms bathed in a hearty gravy with a freshly made shahi garam masala.
3. Kalan Milagu
A simple mushroom stir-fry brightened with black pepper. It is a popular South Indian side that is best served with hot steamed rice.
If you are a spice lover, this one is not to be missed. Chettinad from Tamil Nadu is one of the spiciest cuisines in India. Mushrooms tossed with coconut, tamarind, chillies and pepper.
This one's a complete crowd-pleaser with a combination of distinctive flavours. Spinach and cottage cheese batter stuffed with mushrooms and fried golden, dip them in a tangy tomato gravy and serve hot. (Mushroom Kofta in Tomato Gravy Recipe Video)
Mushroom Kofta in Tomato Gravy
This dish highlights the versatility of mushrooms. An entertaining snack made with potatoes, mushrooms, cottage cheese and spices, all battered and shallow fried. Serve with a homemade mango pickle sauce to lend an extra kick.
Potato in Mushroom Kebabs
A quick snack for those last minute dinner parties. Mushrooms caps stuffed with an aromatic filling of coriander leaves, pepper, garlic and cheese. The fresh tomato chutney brings the dish alive.
Stuffed Dhaniya & Pepper Mushrooms
Mushrooms cooked with peas and mild spices. A simple recipes that releases their charm.
Matar Mushroom Sukhe
10. Mushroom Xacuti
Little puff pastry cases filled with delicious and creamy, savory filling of mixed mushrooms. Topped with thyme and berry jam, Mushroom Vol Au Vent makes for an amazing snack dish for dinner parties.
Mushrooms make for a lovely vegetarian meal as a whole and can be made in so many ways. Try these recipes to balance the health and taste quotient well on your lunch or dinner table.