Monday, November 21, 2011

Chilli Mushrooms

Do you love mushrooms?
I do, no we do!
We do love them for their fabulous taste and texture. But there’s more to mushrooms than its taste, mushrooms are fat free and they are rich in proteins,fiber and vitamins.

Here’s my favorite mushroom dish which is very much on the spicier side,this can be served along with roti, or jeera pulao.

You need:
Button Mushrooms sliced- 200 gms
Onion chopped – 1/2
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies chopped – 4 (optional)
Cabbage chopped – 1/2 cup (optional, to increase the quantity)
Capsicum deseeded and diced – 1/2
Soya Sauce – 2T
Tomato Ketchup - 2T
Pepper Powder – 2 tsp
Corn flour – 1 and 1/2 tsp
Spring Onion greens chopped- for garnishing
oil – as needed
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a skillet. Add onion and saute till translucent. Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute till nice aroma comes.
Now add mushrooms, cabbage and capsicum and fry till mushrooms are cooked.
To this stir in soya sauce, tomato ketchup, salt, and add pepper powder into it and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Mix cornflour in 1/2 cup water and add to the pan. Simmer for 1 minute stirring continuously. Remove from heat,garnish with spring onion green and serve hot.
 Note: While using soy sauce in any dish, keep your salt minimum. Or check the taste and add salt.
Some facts about Mushrooms:

Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years both as food and for medicinal purposes. They are often classified as a vegetable or a herb, but they are actually fungi. While there are over 14,000 mushrooms, only about 3,000 are edible, about 700 have known medicinal properties, and fewer than one percent are recognized as poisonous.
Mushrooms contain about 80 to 90 percent water, and are very low in calories with very little sodium and fat.
Mushrooms are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral that helps lower elevated blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke.
Mushrooms are a rich source of riboflavin, niacin, and selenium. Selenium is an antioxidant that works with vitamin E to protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.
The fresh button mushrooms, possess substances that inhibit the activity of aromatase (an enzyme involved in estrogen production), and 5-alpha-reductase (an enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT).

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