Veg recipes using Mushrooms
There are basically two types of people – one who love mushrooms and simply binge on all things mushrooms and one who can't stand them.
Mushrooms are from the plant kingdom Fungi but, generally considered as a vegetable. They are found all year around in edible and inedible form. Uncultivated wild mushrooms are inedible, also possess a great risk to health and can cause death.
Mushrooms have a low shelf life, so try to consume them within a day or two of purchase. They are best kept in their original packaging. In case of mushroom bought loosely, store them in a container without a lid or a food graded plastic bag with holes for proper air circulation.
Cultivated edible mushrooms are fleshy plant bodies and are found in different varieties. Some of the well-known species are button, oyster, shitake, porcini and chanterelles. It is a versatile ingredient and can be cooked very quickly.
Looking for some rustic flavored party appetizers? Quickly bake bread with this creamy mushroom mixture and make these amazing Mushroom olive crostini which are just irresistible. Crisp on the outside and soft inside , try these mushrooms stuffed with paneer or spinach stuffed mushroom which are very flavorful and exotic or you can also simply marinate mushrooms and grill them and make these grilled mushrooms in garlic and dill. Enjoy these hot mushroom buns right off the oven brushed with some butter.
Mushrooms are cholesterol free, low in sodium and calories. They are rich in vitamins, fibre and minerals. They are the only plant source with Vitamin D and help in improving bone density. You can mix a range of colorful vegetables with mushroom and make different salads. This unique Mushroom, Broccoli, Baby Corn and Zucchini Salad is dressed in a tangy, herby and sweet dressing of honey and orange juice or Mushroom, Broccoli and Noodle Salad in spicy lemon soya dressing or Roasted Mushroom and Coloured Capsicum Salad.
You can also pair them up with some millets and create a crunchy, healthy salad like Chick Pea, Mushroom and Barley Salad with Balsamic Dressing or Jowar Kale Palak.
Use of mushroom in International cuisine and adaptability in Indian cuisine
Edible mushrooms are extensively used in cooking especially Asian and Italian cuisine.You can create a Thai meal like a Thai Vegetable soup, Thai green curry or red curry along with fried rice/steamed rice
Indo-chinese is popular all over India and loved by almost everyone. Create a sumptous meal to tickle your tastebuds with these recipes - Chilli garlic mushroom or mushroom chilli for appetizers , an eye appealing stir Fried greens in spicy garlic sauce with mushroom fried rice. Worried about your calorie count? This high-quality proteins at low calorie count Mushroom, capsicum and paneer stir fry, melange of Broccoli, Mushroom and Tofu in Schezuan Sauce with mushroom brown rice will surely entice health freaks.
Craving some Italian food? Delight your palate with these subtle flavored delicacies like creamy mushroom tartlets, mushroom risotto ,herbed rice with mushroom ,mushroom cheese and spring onion panini ,mushroom pizza .
One can also substitute paneer and add mushrooms (also known as dhingri and khumbh) to make some lip-smacking Indian curries like cashew,mushroom and makhana curry , fresh mushroom curry, spinach mushroom sabzi, methi mushroom sabzi, kadai mushroom,mutter dhingri.
It doesn't end there, try making Tandoori mushroom, broken wheat and paneer patties, mushroom kathi rolls, khumbh ke kebab for your evening munchies and surprise your friends and family!