Quick and Easy Starter Recipes using the Delicious Mushroom

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Mushrooms! These succulent delights not only look beautiful but also taste delicious with any kind of gravy or marinade. Mushrooms are a really versatile ingredient to cook with as it can be used in an array of cuisines – from Chinese to Italian to Indian. The texture makes it perfect for starters and appetizers. If you’re looking for some delicious recipes with mushroom, we’ve got them right here for you.

Kurkure Mushrooms

This is one of the easiest appetizers you can make that tastes really amazing. Grated cheese mixed with chillies, pepper and other spices are stuffed in button mushrooms. These are then dunked in cornflour slurry, breadcrumbs and deep fried till crisp. The crunchy outer layer with the succulent mushroom on the inside delivers a carnival of textures that is hard to stop at just one.

Tandoori Mushrooms

While Kurkure Mushrooms are deep-fried, if you’re looking for something tandoori, this recipe might be perfect for you. In this recipe, mushrooms are dunked in a rich yoghurt marinade with ginger-garlic paste, cashewnut paste, cheese and cream. The mushrooms are then cooked on a tandoor to perfection. While this marinade can be used with paneer or chicken, it tastes amazing with mushrooms.

Spinach Mushroom Bruschetta

Looking for something more filling? This Spinach Mushroom Bruschetta should work just fine. Baguette slices are layered with a flavourful butter made with garlic, herbs and spices and toasted. Then these toasts are layered with mushrooms and spinach cooked in garlic and olive oil, along with some cheese and baked till the cheese melts. The scrumptious bruschetta blends well with the flavourful butter and cheese, while the mushroom adds to the overall texture and flavour.

Chunky Mushroom Soup

If you’re someone who prefers a soup over a crunchy starter, this Chunky Mushroom Soup should do the trick. Mushroom is sautéed with spring onions, garlic and butter and later added to a vegetable stock with milk and cream. This gives some texture to the soup, resulting in a delicious and flavourful appetizer.

Grilled Mushroom Melts

While mushroom may be perfect for starters, it also blends well with toasted bread. This quick recipe uses mushrooms sautéed in garlic and onion and stuffs it between two slices of bread along with butter, cheddar and mozzarella cheese. This is then grilled till crisp, which results in a gooey and sinful mushroom toast that is hard to resist.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.