Mushroom (also known as dhingri or kukurmuta) is a fruity body of a fungus and is often used as a food source (not all types of mushrooms are edible). There are several types of mushrooms which serve as a low-calorie food. White button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) is a strain of mushroom that constitutes 90% of mushrooms consumed in the U.S.
• The USDA reports that mushrooms contain high amounts of copper, which is needed to produce blood cells and maintain heart health.
• It also contains fair amounts of vitamins C, D and B; and the minerals selenium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.
• White button mushrooms improve immunity and may have anti-cancer effects.
Try out this healthy recipe involving mushrooms!
Recipe for Broccoli, Mushroom and Tofu in Schezwan Sauce
2 tsp oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
4 to 5 blanched baby corn ,
1/4 cup quatered mushrooms (khumbh)
1/2 cup carrot , peeled and cut into thin strips
1/2 cup blanched broccoli florets
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup tofu cubes
salt to taste
2 tsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp cornflour dissolved in 1/4 cup water
2 pinches sugar
2 tsp schezuan sauce
1. Heat the oil in a wok, add the onions and garlic and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
2. Add the baby corn, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, bean sprouts, tofu and salt and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
3. Combine the tomato ketchup, cornflour – water mixture and sugar in a small bowl.
4. Add the schezuan sauce, mix well and cook for 1 minute.
5. Serve immediately.
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