Mushroom Recipe | How to cook mushrooms?

 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, lentinan found in shiitake 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 the salt? Salt is one of the most important ingredients that makes a dish come alive. In case of mushrooms, it is recommended that you salt at the end. 

If you add it in the beginning, it will draw out all the juices quickly and leave you with limp and chewy mushrooms. (More on 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.