We all have heard or read news about certain ingredients like Himalayan salt or black pepper which are as expensive as the price of the most expensive bag in your wardrobe. India is a land of exotic and indigenous ingredients and many of those ingredients will burn a hole in your pocket. But are you aware of the wild mushrooms, which grows in the foothills of the Himalayas and are the most expensive and exclusive ingredient? Gucchi mushrooms are the most exotic ingredient priced at around Rs 30,000 per kg
Morel mushrooms provide a significant amount. These are a wild variety of mushrooms rich in taste and musky flavour. Gucci mushrooms cannot be cultivated commercially and instead they grow wild only in some regions like the Kangara Valley Jammu and Kashmir Manali and other parts of Himachal Pradesh after the snowfall period.
Guchchi pulao is the best way to use these mushrooms.Chef Sadaf Hussain, Contestant from MasterChef India 2016, tell us, “My first encounter with guchchi was in Kashmir. These mushrooms are very famous there and usually served at weddings. Large morels are often old and are prone to sponginess, they can break down easily. I feel the smaller morels are safer and taste better. The best way to enjoy these amazing mushrooms is to break off the stem, slice them in half and sear them in oil on high heat to give them a nice brown color. This will also make them soft.
Then, you can add some minced onions, ginger and garlic and saute nicely. Finely, finish it off with a spoonful of butter. The butter will melt and get soak into all the crevices which will only add to the flavour. You can also squeeze some lemon juice, add salt and pepper and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. You’ll get the most basic but the most amazing guchchi dish to enjoy.”In Kashmiri cooking, they are diced and then tossed gently with mild spices to retain the robust natural flavour and earthy aroma. These delicate mushrooms are hollow and also make for an excellent case to stuff exciting fillings in them.
Features of Gucchi Mushroom
The mushroom grows in conifer forests across temperate regions, and the cool foothills of the Himalayas, in Himachal, Uttaranchal and Jammu & Kashmir are ideal territory for them. One of the reasons for its high price and demand is availability. Unlike other mushrooms, Gucchi cannot be cultivated commercially and have to be collected from the wild.
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Benefits of Gucchi Mushroom
- Richest Source of Vitamin D
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Prices of Gucchi Mushroom
$160.00-$180.00 / Kilogram