There are many health benefits to eating mushroom. Apart from adding a wonderful taste and meaty texture to food, mushroom also contain essential nutrients. They are a great source of phosphorous, magnesium, potassium and selenium, nutrients that are often lacking in highly processed food-diets. Also mushrooms contain virtually no fat or cholesterol, are low in sodium and are also a good source of fibre. Here’s a mushroom recipe that is easy to prepare and tasty too.
- Button Mushroom – 225 gm (Around 1.5 – 2 cups) cleaned and sliced
- Onion – 1/2 small, diced
- Bell pepper(green and red) – 1/2 cup, diced
- Green chilies – 2, sliced
- Coarsely ground pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
- Ginger – 1 tsp, finely chopped
- Garlic – 1 tsp, finely chopped
- Chilli-garlic sauce or chilli sauce – 1 tbsp
- Tomato ketchup – 1-2 tsp
- Soy sauce – 1 tsp
- Vinegar - 1/2 – 1 tsp
- Salt – To taste
- 13. Oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp
1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Add the sliced mushroom and salt. Saute and cook it at medium heat until cooked and water completely evaporates.
2. In the same pan, heat remaining oil and add onion, green chilies, garlic and ginger. When the onion is transparent, add the bell peppers and saute for a few minutes. Now add the pepper powder, soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup and chilli garlic sauce.
3. Finally add the cooked mushroom. Mix well, saute for 2-3 mts. You can add cornflour (1 tsp) in 1/4 warm water, boil and simmer a few minutes for a little gravy. Garnish with coriander leaves or spring onion. Switch off. Serve hot chilly mushroom with fried rice/or even chapathis.