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Matar khumb, dhingri matar – Mushroom and peas curry

Veganmofo | Day 13 Mushrooms are not native Indian vegetables.  They were introduced in 1886, and the first recorded systematic cultivation happened only in 1961 at Solan in Himachal Pradesh.  Because of some really sad tales associated with the growing of mushrooms, they were shunned in South Indian cooking for a very long time.  Many of read more

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Kumbh hara bhara ~ Mushrooms in greens

  My husband and I work at two ends of the snaking city of Mumbai. I work in the town side of the city while he works closer to the suburbs. It so happened that last month he had to make trips to my part of the city. Now, you know how couples with children read more

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Bharwan Kumbh OR Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of my favourite fungi. I like them in any form; soup, gravies, stuffed as I am serving them today or minced as in a quiche. I grew familiar with the term ‘fungus’ through school textbooks. The poor mushroom got introduced as a poisonous organism that feeds like a parasite and grows anywhere. read more

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