Sunday, 20 May 2012

Kadai Mushroom

Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years both as food and for medicinal purposes. They are often classified as a vegetable or a herb, but they are actually fungi. Mushrooms are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that helps lower elevated blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke. One medium mushroom has even more potassium than a banana or a glass of orange juice.
Mushrooms are a rich source antioxidants that works with vitamin E to protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals ie prevent cancer.

Here is a North Indian recipe of Mushrooms which goes well with Rotis or Ghee Rice/Pulao.

Mushroom - 200 gms
Capsicum - 1
Onion - 2
Tomato - 4
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Garlic - 6 cloves
Green chilly - 2
Salt - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Butter or Ghee - 4 tbsp

Cut mushrooms into slices.
Cut capsicum into cubes.
Finely chop onions and tomatoes.
Grind ginger, garlic and green chilies.
Heat ghee in a pan and fry onions in it until it turns pink.
Then fry ginger garlic green chilly paste for a minute.
Now put tomatoes and fry until ghee separates.
Put salt, red chilly powder, coriander and turmeric powder.
Now add mushrooms and simmer after adding 1/4 cup water.
Cook until mushrooms softens. Then cook capsicum in it for 2-3 minutes and remove it from the flame.
Now sprinkle some Garam Masala. Serve hot.

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