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Aug 172012


Mushrooms!! The hobbits were fond of them. The very sweet shy people of the shire. They loved their beer, their pipe and their food, especially mushrooms.  Every time I read the Lord of the Rings or watch the movies, I find myself cooking mushrooms in different ways. Until I finish watching the movies or reading the books, my kitchen witnesses a plethora of mushrooms.

Yes, I did say every time. I read the book every couple of years  and watch the extended version of the movies at least once a year. It’s kind of like my forever story book and I love the magical worlds it transports me to.

So the hobbits are fond of mushrooms and I figure,  much before mankind realized mushrooms could be eaten,  the hobbits  had known the magical properties  (read health benefits), of the fungi. Since Hobbits like them, I like them.  Except for gathering them on my own, which I assume would be quite dangerous since I don’t know how to identify the ones that can kill me with a whiff,  I like everything about mushrooms.

Mushrooms are quick and easy to cook and usually do not require too much of anything to bring out their fabulous taste. A little oil, a touch of salt, a bit of a fresh herb, a hint of garlic and you have an amazing meal ready.

For today’s 38 Power Foods Blog group, I have a very quick and easy recipe that I like to usually eat on top of toasted bread or as a filling in a whole wheat roti.


38 Power Foods blog group  focuses on one ingredient each week taking inspiration from the book ; Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients from the editors of the whole living magazine. Each week we all  come up with recipes, stories, articles to encourage eating nourishing food.

Who is we all ? The following wonderful people who make nourishing food and talk about it on their blogs. Do check what they have come up with this week. Also, If you are a blogger and  love the idea of being part of the 38 power foods, we would love to have you join us.   Contact: Mireya(at) for details.

Jill and Margo at Saucy Cooks;

Jeanette at jeanetteshealthyliving ;

Martha at Simply Nourished Living ;

Mireya at Myhealthyeatinghabits ;

Alyce at More time at the table ;

Casey at BookCase foodie

Bambi at adobodownunder

Mushroom Stir fry with green onions and cumin

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 1 c sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 C sliced green onions
  • 1/2 tsp roasted ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper flakes


  1. Heat the pan and add the oil.
  2. Add the mushrooms and some salt.
  3. Stir and fry until the moisture evaporates and mushrooms crisp up a bit
  4. Now add the garlic and cook until garlic is a mild brown
  5. Now you add the cumin and mix it all
  6. Add in the green onions and cook until just done
  7. sprinkle some pepper flakes. mix and remove from heat and serve.

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  9 Responses to “Mushroom Stir fry with green onions and cumin”

Comments (9)
  1. Often the simplest ingredients makes for best eating experience 🙂

  2. hmmmm, cumin with mushrooms. Interesting! Never thought about this combination.BTW, I love the hobbits as well :). nice post.

  3. Love the texure of the mushrooms in this stir fry and chilli flakes on the mushrooms.

  4. Unfortunately I’m the only mushroom lover in my family. So this dish is definitely calling my name 🙂 Juicy and sink-your-teeth-in delicious!

  5. Lovely photos, Ansh! Love the simplicity of these stir-fried mushrooms.

  6. I don’t usually cook mushrooms alone but yours looks tempting. I have to see how they work in my family as an almost stand-alone.

    From now on, I will be posting from My Sweet and Savory and this week, my post is here. Sorry for the confusion.

  7. This would definitely have me doing my happy dance, Ansh! Gorgeous layout.

  8. I love Mushrooms! and I have some right now. Did you just read my mind? 🙂

  9. Will definitely try next time when I buy mushrooms…..sounds yum!


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