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Eat More Mushrooms.
Last Updated : Jan 19,2017
The thought of Mushrooms
evokes memories of its succulent texture and mild flavour, which appeal to people of all ages. Its ability to absorb flavours and sync with most other veggies makes it a very versatile ingredient.
Apart from being added to continental dishes ranging from soups like Thai Mushrooms and Spinach Clear Soup to Pizzas and Sandwiches like the Mushroom Oregano Open Sandwich, mushrooms also sit comfortably in Indian dishes like subzis and pulaos. Mushroom is very commonly used in Oriental cuisine to make delicacies like Hakka Mushrooms with Rice Noodles. Mushroom is a wonderful addition to Baked Dishes, and lends itself to making yummy snacks like Mushrooms Stuffed with Paneer. Its dainty form and much-loved texture makes it a good ingredient for starters.
While kids love its interesting appearance and unique texture, adults probably love mushrooms for the fact that it is loaded with vitamins and minerals while containing very few calories. This makes it a boon for weight-watchers.
For those already in the pro mushroom camp, as well as for those who are just beginning to explore its goodness, here are some awesome recipes that will strengthen your patronage for this fabulous ingredient!
Happy Cooking !!
Top 10 Veg Mushroom Recipes
Exciting Oriental fare, Hakka Mushrooms with Rice Noodles is a wonderful preparation of mushrooms cooked with flavourful soy sauce, green chillies, spring onions and of course, garlic. Adding cooked noodles to this aromatic preparation makes it wholesome and filling as well.
Mushrooms Stuffed with Paneer is easy to make, but serves as an exotic starter
! Here, the cavities in fresh button mushrooms are stuffed with a succulent and flavourful cottage cheese mixture, and carefully cooked for a few minutes along with chopped garlic for added flavour.
The paneer stuffing is quite unique. It is aesthetically flavoured with coriander and green chillies, but what makes it really special is the addition of chopped raisins, which not only provides sweet and juicy interludes but also helps to highlight the flavours of the green chillies and coriander strongly! Once the mushrooms are stuffed, cook them carefully in the pan, without turning them around too often, else the stuffing will spill out.
Yummy! Just the sight of these scrumptious stuffed mushrooms makes your mouth water. Dainty button mushrooms are stuffed with a flavourful mixture of onions, cheese, coriander, etc., and baked till the cheese melts and fuses the stuffing with the mushrooms. You will note that this arrangement tends to release a little water when baked, but not to worry, you will get eventually get the perfect texture upon baking. Enjoy the Onion, Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms fresh out of the oven.
One of Thailand’s most famous soups, the Tom Yum Soup is famous for its unique spicy, sweet and sour flavour. An assortment of veggies adds more volume and crunch to the soup, which derives its fantastic flavour from a combination of ingredients like spring onions, ginger, pepper and herbs.
Although it is a wonderful addition to the menu on any day, the Tom Yum Soup with Mushrooms and Baby Corn is sure to be all the more enjoyable on a cold and rainy day because of the abundance of ingredients like lemongrass, ginger and pepper, which soothe and rejuvenate your body.
Serve along with Thai Starters
Thai soups are either coconut-milk based or thin and clear flavoured with lemon grass and pepper. This thin clear soup is well-endowed with taste as well as therapeutic properties-especially if you have a cold or a sore throat.
Soya sauce, garlic, and pepper add a nice tarty flavour making it an ideal soup to soothe your bad throat. If you are serving a Thai
-based meal, begin with this thin soup dotted with paneer and vegetables, and your family will enjoy it.
When you feel like pampering your palate, you need to look no further! Minutes is all it takes to whip up this luxuriantly flavoured dish of mushrooms cooked with onions, fresh cream and herbs.
While cream acts like a mellow and soothing canvas, chilli flakes and herbs offer bright bursts of flavour, which your taste buds will surely relish. Enjoy this delectable treat soon upon preparation with Ladi Pav Garlic Bread
and Garden Fresh Fusilli
The chewy texture of mushrooms and the crispness of capsicum are a good combination, especially when they are sautéed minimally such that they retain their characteristics. Apart from using aromatic oregano, this preparation of Capsicum and Mushrooms with Oregano also stands out in its use of Tabasco sauce, which lends the dish the strong and spicy flavour of special Tabasco capsicums.
Cubed mushrooms cooked in masaledar Indian style with onions, ginger, chillies, tomato puree and spice powders including the peppy garam masala! Half a cup of curd gives a creamy texture to the gravy while dry fenugreek leaves imparts a rich flavour, making the Mushroom Curry a real tongue-tickler. Everything about this recipe is perfect including the simple garnish of coriander, which lends a quick burst of flavour and aroma to the curry just before serving.
What an experience! Mushrooms sautéed with onions, chillies and aromatic oregano are set atop buttered toast and garnished with tangy tomatoes and parsley, waiting to be bit into, waiting to brush your taste buds with a mélange of flavors, waiting to take you along on a memorable culinary experience that you will want to keep repeating again and again.
The Mushroom Oregano Open Toast Sandwich tastes so out of this world, you will find it hard to believe that you can resist it.
Other then sandwich you can enjoy mushrooms in Mushroom Schezuan Wrap
, Mushroom Pizza
, Mushroom and Coriander Subzi
and Mushroom Brown Rice
The perfect sauce for mushroom lovers! The mealy taste of mushrooms is beautifully offset by the tang of lemon, making this sauce really delightful. While garlic and pepper give this creamy sauce a nice, spicy touch, parsley gives it a herby tone too.
Serve the Mushrooms in Lemon Garlic Sauce immediately after preparation, with bread toast or other starters. You can also try other mushroom based delicacies like Mushrooms Baked with Herbs
and Sizzling Mushrooms
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