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
- 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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