Spiced Mushroom Soup—the last of the chill chasers

Spiced Mushroom Soup—the last of the chill chasers

Looking at the deep brown broth, catching the scent of the deep, complex flavors—one would think it would take all of a day and a night to make this.  Not so—30 minutes prep, tops.  Soup calls for a bit of Garam Masala—a warm, aromatic Indian spice blend.  Make this yourself:  ground cumin, coriander, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg—save any extra in a sealed jar.  Soup recipe is for 2—easily increased, easy to make.

  • 10-12 mushrooms—plain or fancy, your choice
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • 1 tblsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 cups water

Sauté mushrooms in a little oil until they lose moisture and start to brown.  Add salt and spices– stir well.  Add water and simmer 15-20 minutes uncovered, to reduce a little.  Then add juice of one lemon, stir and simmer for another minute. It’s ready!

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