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: 3Preparation Time; 10 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutesIngredients:Button Mushrooms – 400 gmOnions – 3 bigTomatoes – 3Coriander Powder – 1 tspCumin Powder – 1/2 tspGaram Masala – 1/2 tspChilli Powder – 3/4 tspSugar – 1/2 tspCumin Seeds – 1 tspFresh Cream – 1 tbsp (optional)Butter – 1 tbspSalt – To tasteMethod: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 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.
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Hi Readers! I have received one more guest post on “Mushrooms”. Hope all of you remember these lines from my blog in mushroom biriyani recipe.”I am on cloud nine in posting this recipe,the reasons being ,the first guest post I have received and the first post on my blog with mushrooms. When I reached 100 posts in my blog I wanted to do something to celebrate it as my in-laws were stressing on it.They felt it was not an easy job to do this managing a toddler(hyper-active & extra naughty) at home single-handed. What’s the point in celebrating alone?I always celebrate with my friends and family.Hence I decided to invite guest recipes from other well experienced bloggers and my most supportive friends. Most of my friends responded so positively but all of them needed some time. I am super excitedly waiting to receive them all 🙂.You might be puzzled on why I had invited my friends as guests. It is because I wished to honour them for their enormous encouragement and they are proving it once again. I am waiting for replies from other bloggers. I do invite recipes from my other co-bloggers/friends/family and readers. Kindly drop a mail at email@example.com”
This below recipe is from my school-mate “Ramya Kalyani”. I happened to connect with her recently after 10 long years via facebook. When I requested for the guest post,she came up with this in a couple of days. I have just copied her mail and pasted here.Thank you Ramya for the recipe and lovely words of appreciation:)
OVER TO RAMYA RAM
This wonderful blog, which primarily focuses on traditional foods , is such a wonderful venture as it is not easy to find many traditional recipes these days. Another thing is the usage of ingredients like karupatti, millets etc., which are so healthy as well. Her emphasis on eating healthy and avoiding packed items is the need of the hour . My recipe today is my support to this cause as well. ( you’ll know how as you read on )
I came across KitchenKathukutty through a Facebook group and liked it a lot. When I found out that an old classmate was the face behind it, I was pleasantly surprised and connecting with her after a decade felt so good . My best wishes Kalyani, for your wonderful venture. Wishing you all the success
I was so glad when she asked me if I would do a guest post for her . And I volunteered with this Kadai Mushroom recipe. I would like to apologise beforehand for the poor pictures.. they were taken in a hurry and in poor light and since I am on vacation, I cant recook and click right away .
I hope that doesnt stop you from trying out this fabulous and aromatic KADAI MUSHROOM.
The best thing about this recipe is, everything is made afresh and no packed masala powder is used
Button mushrooms – 1 pack ( cut into cubes) Onions – 1 cubed ( cut into cubes , divide in 2 parts) Tomatoes – 2 medium Capsicum – 1 medium (cut into cubes) Ginger – a small piece Garlic – 2-4 pods ( depending on your taste ) Coriander – a handful chopped finely Oil / ghee – 2 tsp + 2 tsp
To roast and grind Coriander seeds – 4 tsp Jeera -2 tsp Red chillies – 3 or as per taste Saunf – 1/2 tsp ( optional ) Cinnamon – 1 small piece ( optional ) Elaichi – 2 ( optional ) Cloves – 1 ( optional )
1)Heat a pan and dry roast all the ingredients given under to roast & grind . The spices should be aromatic and toasted. Take care not to burn . Set aside .Once cooled, grind it into a powder.
2) In a pan, heat some 2 tsp oil , add the garlic , ginger and then one half of the onions, Dont put all the onions in here . Next add the tomatoes, and saute util the raw smell goes . Set aside . Grind it to a fine paste once cooled .
3) Heat 2 tsp oil, add the remaining onions . Saute a little, then add the capsicum chunks . Fry until they are cooked but still crunchy . Take care so that veggies dont turn soft and soggy .
4) Add the cubed mushrooms and cook for a couple of mins
5) Add the tomato – onion paste and then the freshly ground masala . Add a couple of spoons of masala first and add more as per taste .
6) Add a little water to the gravy . Add salt and let it cook closed for 5-7 minutes
7) Turn off the stove . Stir in the chopped coriander .
Fresh and flavourful Kadai Mushroom is ready . Garnish with fresh cream if needed . A squeeze of lemon will be good too.
The mushrooms can be substituted or used along paneer or baby corn.
Serve hot with any mild pulao / steamed basmati rice / roti. Enjoy .
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