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Mushrooms With Cumin And Asafoetida

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  Fresh mushrooms 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ground asafoetida/1/8-inch lump asafoetida 1 1⁄4 Pinch
  Whole cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried red peppers 2 (Whole Hot)
  Ground turmeric 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tomato sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon

Clean mushrooms.
Chop off the coarse stem ends.
Heat oil in 3-quart pot over medium heat, and put in the asafetida.
It will sizzle and expand within 5 seconds.
Now add the cumin seeds, and as soon as they darken (5 to 10 seconds), the red peppers.
Stir once and add the turmeric and the mushrooms.
Stir mushrooms for 1/2 minute and add the tomato sauce, 2 1/2 cups of water, and the salt.
Cover, lower heat, and simmer gently 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove from heat.
The mushrooms can be eaten now, but it is better to let them sit 1 to 2 hours to absorb the taste of the brothlike sauce and then reheat.
To serve: Serve in little individual bowls.
The thin, delicious sauce can be eaten with a spoon or with hot chapatis or pooris.
You can easily build a meal around the mushrooms.
Sindhi Gosht, Yogurt with Tiny Dumplings, and a dal would complete the meal nicely.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 537 Calories from Fat 296

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g51.7%

Saturated Fat 4.4 g21.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2007.2 mg83.6%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.6%

Dietary Fiber 11.5 g46.2%

Sugars 24.7 g

Protein 25 g49.8%

Vitamin A 36.8% Vitamin C 78.1%

Calcium 8.2% Iron 42%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mushrooms With Cumin And Asafoetida Recipe