How to useful Mushrooms


Mushrooms are great for health. They are an excellent source of vitamin D, protein and carbohydrates. Mushrooms have potential anti-cancer properties and low glycemic index which make them an excellent dietary option for diabetics. They also help in maintaining cholesterol levels and  are excellent for heart health. Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin b2, they naturally boost your immune system, help in weight management and are great for your skin and hair.


Mushrooms can easily be regarded as nature’s hidden treasure. It was once considered an exotic ingredient but is now rated as a new superfood. What’s so super about them? Mushrooms are one of the few natural sources of Vitamin D. They contain no fat and are a valuable source of fiber. They are also packed with selenium which you don’t find in most fruits and vegetables.  According to a latest study, Mushrooms may increase the survival rate in cancer patients.


Slowly but surely mushrooms are gaining prominence on an Indian platter. All the goodness along with its unique earthy texture is reason enough for you to let them adorn your dinner table more often.

The versatility of mushrooms can work its magic in almost any dish. Not only are there a number of varieties to cook with, but the culinary possibilities are almost inexhaustible. You can choose to grill, bake, stir-fry, sauté, stuff, roast or experiment with something new. With more than 90 percent water content, the best way to cook mushrooms is to allow them to release all their moisture. Pick a pan with a wide surface area because you should be able to spread them out which will make the moisture evaporate quickly.

Another thing that you must keep in mind is – when to add salt? Salt is one of the most important ingredients that makes a dish come alive. In case o f mushrooms, it is recommended that you salt at the end.

It’s not half as easy to cook a wholesome vegetarian meal as it looks. It remains extremely important to strike a balance between nutrition and taste. One thing that is great about veggies is that you can take an advantage of their versatility, mix and match them to arrive at something new every day.
You’ll be surprised to know of different ways you can add mushrooms in your daily cooking affair. Toss them in fresh salads, combine with rice or meat, stuff them with flavourful mixtures, bake them or simply cook them Indian style.
 it will draw out all the juices quickly and leave you with limp and chewy mushrooms.

Finally, you’ll know you’re done when the mushrooms start turning golden on the outside with juicy interiors. While making curries, its nice to saute the mushrooms before adding them to the gravy. This helps in bringing out its flavours to the fullest. 

With our ten best Indian mushroom recipes, we have something for everyone. From aromatic curries to masaledar stir-fries, the burst of desi spices will leave you thrilled.

Now, this is what you call having the best of both worlds. Eat mushrooms and you get taste coupled with health. They are a complete food in themselves and they don’t take too long to cook.