Chettinad Kalaan Vazhaippoo Kuzhambhu|Mushroom Banana Flower Gravy

Hurray!Time for a guest post !Meet Mrs.Raadhikaa Anandan who is a vlogger at RJ’s Easy Cooking.She is one loavable,humble and a very sweet person the blogging world has given me.We met through facebook and when I approached for the guest post recipe I felt I found a good friend.Her recipes are very unique and you will find umpteen healthy and very unique recipes with detailed video here  Do visit her youtube channel and follow her amazing and interesting recipes.She took so much efforts in preparing this guest post by making several attempts to try different recipes and give me the best.She ensured to also go my blog’s purpose by avoiding all white ingredients in her recipe .Thank you dear.Wishing you a great journey ahead.

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MUSHROOM MANCHURIAN

I am really very happy and excited to write my first guest post to wonderful blogger Kalyani of KITCHEN KATHUKUTTY. Thank you for giving me this opportunity..! When she asked me to do a guest post with a mushroom recipe, I was very joyful and accepted it. Here comes the recipe..!
Mushroom Manchurian is Indo Chinese recipe which is best to accompany with fried rice,noodles,naan or roti. This is very simple and easy to make. Lets look at the steps to make the Manchurian. Continue reading “MUSHROOM MANCHURIAN”

Kerela Style Mushroom Thoran

Hello All!How was Pongal Celebrations?Hope all of you enjoyed and had a wonderful festive time with friends and family. Coming to today’s post,it is a GUEST POST from a fellow mommy blogger. She is Mrs.Swathy Nandhini and she is such a dedicated blogger as of I know and I really like the innovation she makes with recipes. She is such a selfless person who wholeheartedly helps any fellow blogger too.I really appreciate her for that.When I had approached her for a guest post she readily said yes and sent me this lovely recipe in no time. I somehow had delayed posting it due to certain personal barriers. I am extremely sorry for the wait Swathy.Thanks for sending me this special recipe and the way she had given me left me no job except copying & pasting. So perfectly done :)Wishing her a great journey ahead as a blogger(Please dont forget to visit www.shravskitchen.wordpress.com).

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ALMOND MUTTER MUSHROOM|MUSHROOM GRAVY WITH GREEN PEAS

A guest post from a friend/well wisher whom I met via FB groups. I was amazed by her photography and culinary skills when she first shared her recipe images. She is Archana Karthick ,who had recently come up with a venture in newborn, baby and kids photography . Please have a look at her passionate works here at https://www.facebook.com/Dimplesngrins and turn your LO’s precious moments into Magical Memories with Archana. When I had asked her for a guest post , she readily accepted and said she would share it whenever she attempts cooking mushrooms. One fine day she instantly shared this recipe with me happily stating that it was her first try and it was loved by her kith and kin. Please do try for yourself and let me know how do you like the recipe. Continue reading “ALMOND MUTTER MUSHROOM|MUSHROOM GRAVY WITH GREEN PEAS”

Multicolor Mushroom Masala

Time for a guest post from my college mate Anne Helena. She is a lovely and energetic woman I have in my life. The fun we had at college was enormous . She is a multi talented personality and a very positive person. She has her own blog “http://annehelenadevasahayam.blogspot.in/

I invite pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks as guest posts for my blog on account of my 100 th post publishing. I had already extended invite to fellow bloggers,friends and family. Whoever is interested ,please write to me at kitchenkathukutty@gmail.com with ingredients,detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog.

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Mushroom Gravy

I hope all of you remember that I was inviting guest recipes on account of my 100 th post.One guest recipe from Gouthami,a fellow blogger at Clicks n Bites is here below. She is an young mother and she takes utmost care to post unique recipes in her blog. She keeps them simple but very unique.I have always fallen for her clicks and they just drag you. Thank you dear for the wonderful recipe and very encouraging and motivating words 🙂 I feel really honoured reading your appreciation 🙂 I am geared to work on this more and more.
I invite pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks as guest posts for my blog on account of my 100 th post publishing. I had already extended invite to fellow bloggers,friends and family. Whoever is interested ,please write to me at kitchenkathukutty@gmail.com with ingredients,detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog.
Mushroom Gravy
Over to the post….
Feeling elated to write a guest post for Kitchen Kathukutty. Kalyani is a very good friend and I am amazed by the importance that she gives to the health quotient in all her recipes. If you are a new mother or if you have a fussy toddler, Kitchen Kathukutty is the one stop for all your queries on “How to feed your child/What to feed your child etc etc”. Really appreciate Kalyani’s posts on baby food and her analysis and research on providing quality info regarding the same. Great job Kalyani 🙂
Now off to my recipe. This is a very basic gravy prepared with mushrooms. This can be paired up with any mild main dish like pulaos or just hot steamed rice. Mushrooms are super good for your health but most vegetarians (including my family!! :() avoid it. But once you try it out, you will love it. It is infact vegetarian. Mushrooms are a great source of Vitamin D, boost your immunity, improve metabolism and are really good for the bladder. So,if you haven’t laid your hands on mushrooms yet, it is high time you start eating it.
Serves: 3
Preparation Time; 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:
Button Mushrooms – 400 gm
Onions – 3 big
Tomatoes – 3
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder – 3/4 tsp
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Fresh Cream – 1 tbsp (optional)
Butter – 1 tbsp
Salt – To taste
Method:
1. Wash mushroom and pat them dry. Chop them into pieces.
2. Heat water in a pan and once it begins to boil, drop the mushroom pieces and leave them in the hot water for about 5 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
3. Heat butter in a pan. Once it sizzles, add onions and saute till they turn pink.
4. Now add chopped tomatoes and little salt. Saute till then turn soft and mushy.
5. Add all the powders and saute for 3 minutes.
6. Let this cool down. Once cooled, blend the above into a smooth paste.
7. Heat little butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds and once they splutter, add mushrooms and saute till they leave water and all the water is evaporated.
8. Now add the onion-tomato paste and mix well. Add enough water to get a gravy consistency.
9. When the gravy begins to boil, add fresh cream, sugar and salt. Simmer for some more time.
10. Garnish with coriander leaves.

As I found this recipe to be very simple,I felt to write the below topic “Mushroom for Babies”.

mushrooms for babies
               Mushrooms are neither fruits nor vegetables. It is actually an edible fungus. Not all mushrooms are edible. There are million varieties of mushrooms in the world of which a very few are actually edible and the button mushrooms are the most common edible variety. It is said that Mushrooms are the only vegetarian source of Vitamin D and mushrooms retain Vit-D even after cooking. Please be careful in choosing the right variety of mushroom and ensure perfection in cleaning and cooking mushrooms. I haven’t cooked mushrooms honestly as it is hard for me to convince my family that it belongs to the vegetarian family. However I have tasted from my friends and at restaurants. I like mushrooms in white pasta 🙂 If your family eats mushrooms regularly , I guess the below write-up will help you in introducing them to your little ones.
When can I offer my baby mushrooms?
When I started studying about mushrooms for babies,I found that they are recommended as early as 6 months by few experts whereas few recommend delaying it till 10 to 12 months. However I also found it is one the less allergic foods as per research.It is not a high risk allergic food and at very rare cases allergies have shown up(1%) in 30 minutes of consumption. Mushrooms are definitely healthy but they are preferred as first foods. Most people don’t recommend puree of mushrooms. Mushrooms go well when sauted and added to other ingredients in a dish. I would recommend this recipe for 10 months plus babies.  Please avoid sugar,salt if your baby is below one year. Replace cream with curd if your cream is not home made.Have a detailed word with your pediatrician before introducing these. Do consider your family history of allergies. Never offer uncooked/raw mushrooms to babies. Prefer to chop mushrooms as whole mushrooms might pose choking hazard. Adjust spices according to your baby’s taste buds.
How to choose and store?
Choose mushrooms that are clean,firm and soft from a reliable shop/grocer. Avoid those which are withered,slimy or damaged. Never opt for the wild mushrooms which grow in the gardens. Store them in a paper bag or muslin cloth.
Health Benefits of Mushrooms:
  • Mushrooms are rich in Vitamin D as stated earlier and it helps in growing a strong bone system.
  • It is an excellent store house of iron and hence helps in building new blood cells and increasing hemoglobin.
  • The immuno modulatory properties of mushroom help in building a healthy immune system
  • The bio chemicals present in mushrooms help in protecting the liver and researches even have proved that they have helped in betterment of liver conditions after liver infections and jaundice
  • They have high amounts of Vitamin B ,niacin and riboflavin which help in skin health and vision development.
References:
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
parentinghealthybabies.com

freshbaby.com


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Chettinad Mushroom Recipe/ Chettinad Mushroom Masala

The first guest post from a blogger like me and to all my surprise she is also Kalyani and she hails from my native.
Kalyani Krishnan provided me with her recipe with no hesitation and honoured me. Her recipe is so colourful and flavourful. She made my job so easy.With no much editing I am giving you her recipe 🙂 Don’t miss her aromatic chettinad mushroom recipe.
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I love chettinad recipes for their fragrance and spiciness. The authentic chettinad recipes are mostly prepared with freshly ground masala. This chettinad mushroom masala is no different and recently tried this recipe from a cookbook. We had a great satisfaction with the taste. I am sure you will be surprised like me with this super tasty chettinad mushroom masala recipe and sure it is sure a heart winner to me. Here is how to make this spicy chettinad mushroom masala.
chettinadmushroommasala (1)Ingredients
  • Button Mushrooms – 200 gms
  • Small onions – 10 to 12 nos
  • Tomato – 2 medium sized
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Corainder leaves – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required
To Temper
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaves – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 inch piece
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cardamom – 1
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprig
To dry roast and grind
  • Red chillies – 4
  • Corainder seeds – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper corns – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Fried gram dal – 1/2 tbsp
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp
Procedure :
1. Wash and cut each mushroom into 2 or 3 slices depending upon its size. Keep them ready. Peel small onions. Chop the tomatoes roughly. Keep all the ingredients ready.
2. Roast red chillies, coriander seeds, pepper corns, cumin seeds, grated coconut and fried gram dal in a pan until nice aroma comes.
3. Then grind the dry roasted items water to make a fine paste. This is the chettinad masala. Set this aside.
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4. Heat a kadai with oil and add the items to temper. Once Saute for a minute.Then  add small onions along with ginger garlic paste & fry it well for 5 minutes.
5. Once the small onions becomes brown here and there, add tomatoes in and fry it till turns mushy and soft. Once tomatoes become soft, add the ground chettinad masala paste and turmeric powder. I forgot to add curry leaves while tempering. So added at this stage. Fry the masala until the raw smell leaves from the masala. It may take 5 minutes.
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6. Then add the cleaned mushroom pieces and mix everything. At one point in time, mushroom will start leave out water.
7. At that stage add 1/4 cup of water and boil the gravy in medium flame until the mushroom gets cooked and the curry becomes little thick. Once everything comes together, switch off the flame. Garnish with corainder leaves.
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Serve the chettinad mushroom with jeera rice or chapati/phulka. Tastes delicious !
Notes:
  • Small onions works the best for this recipe. Hence I recommend to use small onions instead of big ones.
  • Dry roast everything in low flame while preparing the chettinad masala. This is the key to make a tasty chettinad mushroom masala.
  • This is a spicy gravy with the above mentioned ingredients. Reduce the amount of pepper if you wish a less spicy version.

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