Spicy cumin Lion's Mane is the perfect way to excite your dinner routine. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but it's also packed with flavor and nutrition. Plus, with the potential health benefits of improved sleep, focus, and memory, you'll want to add this dish to your regular meal rotation.
Start by cleaning and tearing the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces, and boil them in water with a bit of sugar for about 3 minutes until they're slightly tender. Then, drain the water and squeeze out any excess liquid. In a separate bowl, mix flour and water to make a thin paste for the batter.
Coat the mushrooms in a mix of cumin powder, chili powder, mushroom seasoning, salt, and cumin seeds before dipping them in the batter and cooking them in a pan over low to medium heat until they're golden brown with a thin crust. Finally, sprinkle a spice mix of chili powder, cumin powder, and salt over the plated mushrooms before serving.
Not only is this dish easy to make but it's also packed with nutritional benefits. Plus, with its delicious blend of spices, this recipe will satisfy your taste buds. So grab your apron, and let's get cooking!
How to Make Spicy Cumin Lion's Mane At Home
When you have just 30 minutes to cook Lion's mane mushrooms, consider making spicy Lion's Mane mushrooms with cumin. While this bearded tooth mushroom recipe produces two servings, adjusting the ingredients can give you more servings to entertain family and friends.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Great for: Improved sleep focus and memory
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- 16 oz fresh Lion's mane mushroom
- Vegetable cooking oil
- Cumin seeds
For the Spice Mix:
- 1 tablespoon cumin powder
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt (or according to taste)
- ½ teaspoon mushroom seasoning
For the Batter:
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons flour
- For the topping:
- Cumin powder
- Chili powder
- 1 large pot
- 2 medium bowls
- Few skewers (round 8 to 9)
- 1 large shallow pan
1. Preparing The Mushroom
Gently clean the mushroom with a soft brush and remove any tough stems. Tear the mushroom into bite-sized pieces.
Over medium heat, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add ½ teaspoon of sugar to the boiling water. Add the shredded mushroom and cook for about 3 minutes. When the mushrooms are slightly tender, remove them from the heat and drain the water.
Let the mushroom cool down. Once cold enough, gently squeeze the water out using your palms. Remove all the water, transfer the dry mushrooms to a medium-sized bowl, and set aside.
2. Preparing The Batter
Whisk together flour and water in another bowl to make a thin paste. Set this aside.
3. Coating The Mushroom
Rub the mushrooms with cumin powder, chili powder, mushroom seasoning, salt, and cumin seeds. Repeat this until all the mushrooms are coated.
Now add the sesame seeds to the batter prepared in step 2. Use your fingers to coat the mushrooms with this batter until everything is well combined.
4. Cooking The Mushrooms
Thread around four pieces of mushroom on each skewer. Repeat until all the mushrooms are done. Optionally, you can rub some cooking oil onto the skewers before threading the mushrooms.
Heat a large shallow pan (make sure the pan fits all the skewers) over low to medium heat. Coat the bottom of the pan with any vegetable oil. Wait till the oil is heated enough.
Now gently and carefully lower the skewers onto the heated oil and cook the mushrooms. Occasionally turn the skewers until all the sides are golden brown with a thin crust. Thoroughly cook through the mushroom and maintain a light sizzle over low to medium heat.
5. Spice Mix
Combine a teaspoon of chili powder, cumin powder, and ¼ teaspoon of salt.
6. Finishing Up
Once done, remove the mushrooms from the pan and the skewers using a fork. Place it on a large plate.
Sprinkle the spice mix over the plated mushrooms. You can use chili oil and sediment if your mushrooms have extra spiciness!
Protein 2 g Fiber 2 g
Sodium 1 g Vitamin B 3 g
Sugar 1 g Iron 1 g
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When tearing the mushrooms, make them bigger than bite-sized as they shrink while cooking.
If you're looking for a delicious and unique way to enhance your meals, this spicy Lion's Mane mushroom recipe with cumin is worth a try. With its perfect blend of spicy and savory flavors, it's sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you full. And with the potential health benefits of Lion's Mane mushrooms, including improved cognitive function and nerve growth, it's also a fantastic way to support your overall well-being.
With just a few simple ingredients and easy steps, you can enjoy a dish that's delicious, nutritious, and potentially beneficial for your health. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a kitchen beginner, this recipe will impress and become a new favorite.
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