Saturday, September 24, 2011

How to clean and cut mushrooms

This has been on to my todo list since long as few of my friends and even readers requested me to post it. This is my way of cleaning mushroom.....The first time I had mushroom I didnt like the veggie and said that I'll never have it again.....But now its my favourite and we buy it every now and then. Check out kadai mushroom masala and mushroom do pyaza that I posted long back.

How to clean and cut mushrooms
Method :
  1. Always get fresh mushroom from a reliable source. I usually get it from Nilgiris or from Pazhamudir Nilayam. Take the mushroom and immerse it in a bowl containing water.How to clean and cut mushrooms Step1
  2. Now to remove the black dirt, if you keep rubbing, the thin skin will come out. Then wipe it off with a clean cloth to absorb the moisture. Then trim the end of the stem part.
    How to clean and cut mushrooms Step2
  3. Now in the head part remove the outer skin as shown below. Next turn the head part upside down this step is purely optional. I do remove the hairy part for bigger size mushrooms alone, for smaller ones just ignore and go to next step.
    How to clean and cut mushrooms Step3
  4. Keep the head part facing down and chop into thin slices...For each mushroom 3-4 slices will be fine not more than that..How to clean and cut mushrooms Step3
  5. There are different types of mushrooms available but the one easily available here is button mushroom and leaf variety. I have tried only button mushroom but have tasted leaf mushroom at my friends place and totally loved it :)
    How to clean and cut mushrooms My Notes:
    • You can also remove the stem part seperately and chop into slices.If the mushroom pieces are big then half each slice too.
    • Mushroom leaves out water, so while cooking add water accordingly.
    • I dont see the black hair part being removed in most of the places but I personally prefer doing it atleast for big sized mushrooms.
    How to clean and cut mushrooms


Written by: SHARMILEE J

28 comments:

  1. Many more happy returns of the day sharmelee!have a great day!

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  2. Love ur 'how to' tutorials sharmi..i have never known how to really clean the mushroom..thanks so much, its very helpful

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  3. Very informative post...I have never bought mushrooms. But seeing your post, I think I can give it a try.

    Happy birthday to you.

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  4. Many more happy returns fo the day and wish u to have many years ahead Sharmi.

    Thanks for sharing the how to clean mushrooms.This will be really helpful to me.

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  5. I follow the same method except for the hair cleaning part;)!!

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  6. this is a very useful post! thanks :)

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  7. But the best mushrooms are those that grow in the farms after a rain... :)

    Dev

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  8. Happy birthday Sharmi. Nice post.

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  9. That will surely help many who find cleaning mushrooms an ardent task. Saying that, I too don't like the job of cleaning them :)

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  10. Try ur luck when u to to RC...:) ya, this is a good way to clean dirty looking mushrooms...

    Dev

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  11. oye, when was ur b'day?... belated wishes...Hope u had a blast...:) Bday spl post eppo?

    Dev

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  12. @Dev : Bday was yest :) Special post ethum plan panala but will post my fav 2mrw :) Sure RC pogum pothu sure will try to get it

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  13. Many more happy returns fo the day and wish u to have many years ahead Sharmi.
    Thanks for sharing the how to clean mushrooms...nice post

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  14. Belated birthday wishes dear!
    What a helpful post. Never knew we need to clean it this way. Thanks for sharing...

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  15. Belated Birthday wishes Sharmi!! Good Post.. I have been throwing the stem all these time...

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  16. simply superb. I tried capcicum mushroommasala.thankyou

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  17. great post.your blog has EVERYTHIG!!Thanks.

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  18. really a good .....i learned a lot......;)

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  19. thanks! very well explained. will try mushroom kadai masala today :-)

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  20. Thanks Sharmi! :D For the first time today, I bought mushrooms and cleaned and sliced them according to your instructions. I even took pics of them and they look just like yours! I personally felt that removing the hairs from below the cover removes a lot of meat too! But it leaves a clean feeling! :D

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  21. thanks for the post
    i was searching for it and found it here on your site

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  22. Hi
    I just saw this post. It is very informative, thanks. The leaf type mushrooms you mentioned - they are called "oyster mushrooms". Also a tip for buying mushrooms - the head should extend all the way up to the stem and the hairy part beneath the head, called the gills of the mushroom, should not be visible. If it is seen, that means the mushroom is not fresh so it is better not to buy. Also, the whiter the mushroom, the fresher it is.

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  23. I found this very useful... thanks a ton!!

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