Featuring Angad Misra, Age 13 years, The Palace School, Jaipur
I have been cooking since I was 8 years old. I like to customise the dish that I am cooking, small changes to the recipe that make it ‘my dish’. My favourite dish to cook is some Pasta or Bhelpuri. I am fond of Indian Cuisine. Cooking is a stress buster for me and it’s one of my favourite things to do when I am free. Do you know what Mushrooms are called in Hindi? -Angad Misra
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Here is one of Angad’s favourite recipes, Mushroom Soup
This Recipe is from Tasty Eating for Healthy Living by Sanjeev Kapoor.
Ingredients: 4-5 medium fresh button mushrooms, 1 teaspoon light soy sauce, 3 cups vegetable stock, 150 grams silken tofu (or paneer), salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, 4 teaspoons sliced spring onions.
- Bring the vegetable stock and light soy sauce to a boil in a deep pan.
- Add the mushrooms and tofu and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes. Don’t allow the mixture to boil.
- Add salt and pepper powder. Stir well.
- Transfer into individual bowls, sprinkle a teaspoon of chopped spring onions on each and serve hot.
Vegetable Stock: You can make vegetable stock by chopping up onions, carrots and celery and mushroom stalks in a large pot. Cover them well with water and boil. Drain the liquid stock and you can store this in glass containers in your refrigerator. Don’t add salt to the stock. Avoid vegetables like potatoes, beetroot, and green beans in the stock.
Mushrooms are called Kukurmutta (कुकुरमुत्ता), Chattrak (छत्रक) or Khumb (खुम्ब') in Hindi.