Tips To Serve Shiitake Mushroom Recipes Indian Simple

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Shiitake mushrooms, with their rich, umami flavor and meaty texture, are a welcome addition to any cuisine. But did you know they can be the star of delicious Indian dishes? Here, we delve into the world of Indian-style shiitake mushroom recipes, exploring three unique and flavorful options that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Spicy Shiitake Masala

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This fragrant curry is a symphony of spices and aromatics. Shiitake mushrooms take center stage, absorbing the vibrant flavors of the masala.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 green chili pepper, chopped (adjust for spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 12 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste

  • Directions:

    1. Heat coconut oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
    2. Stir in garlic, ginger, and green chili pepper. Sauté for another minute, until fragrant.
    3. Add cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, and garam masala. Cook for 30 seconds, allowing the spices to bloom.
    4. Pour in diced tomatoes and vegetable broth. Bring to a simmer.
    5. Add shiitake mushrooms and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until tender.
    6. Season with salt to taste.
    7. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

    Serving Suggestion: Enjoy Spicy Shiitake Masala with basmati rice or naan bread.

    Creamy Shiitake Korma

    This luxurious korma features tender shiitake mushrooms bathed in a rich and creamy cashew sauce. It’s a vegetarian delight that’s perfect for a special occasion.

    Ingredients:

    1 tablespoon ghee

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1 cup water
  • 10 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

  • Directions:

    1. Heat ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bay leaf, cloves, cardamom pod, and cinnamon stick. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
    2. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and ginger. Sauté for another minute.
    3. Add coriander, turmeric, cumin, and chili powder. Cook for 30 seconds, allowing the spices to bloom.
    4. Pour in coconut milk and water. Bring to a simmer.
    5. In a blender, combine soaked cashews and 1/2 cup of the simmering sauce. Blend until smooth and creamy. Return the cashew mixture to the pan.
    6. Add shiitake mushrooms and simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until tender.
    7. Stir in lemon juice and season with salt to taste.
    8. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.

    Serving Suggestion: Pair Creamy Shiitake Korma with jeera rice or roti.

    Shiitake Biryani

    This fragrant rice dish features layers of fluffy basmati rice, aromatic spices, and earthy shiitake mushrooms. It’s a vegetarian take on a classic Indian biryani, perfect for a celebratory meal.

    Ingredients:

    2 tablespoons ghee

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 cups basmati rice, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 10 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced