In Dzongkha, shamu is mushroom and datshi is cheese.About a fortnight ago we traveled across Bhutan and we managed to sip and eat this cheese soup staple quite a lot. We understand the dish, but we find it hard to categorize this celebrated Druk Yul staple. Is it a cheese curry or is it a cheese soup? Nevermind. It tastes great and the idea of cooking the cheese soup followed us home. While retaining the authenticity of this cheese soup, we have drizzled a few drops of our brain juice in making it a healthy recipe. Be at the liberty of choosing any fresh mushroom. However, choose your cheese wisely. We picked shimeji mushrooms along with gouda and mozzarella for our cheese soup.
Gouda brings in a fruity bittersweet flavour, whereas mozzarella adds a stringy wholesome texture. We love fresh mozzarella and we want to show you an easy way to make your own someday. Stay in touch with our HOW TO section for updates. Anyway, you can leave out mozzarella in this recipe, if it is not your thing. Our healthy recipe yields two servings, with 278 kilo calories in each. To make this Bhutanese mushroom in cheese soup,you will need the following ingredients.
Ingredients, Measurements & Nutritional Value
|Extra virgin olive oil||1 tablespoon|
|Whey liquid (Milk serum)||500 ml|
|Shimeji or any mushroom||100 grams|
|Gouda cheese||40 grams|
|Coriander leaves||A handful|
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- Selenium found in mushrooms detoxifies certain cancer causing compounds in the body. It also decreases tumor growth.
- Mushrooms are known to fill you up quickly and takes care of your waistline by making you eat less. They are also rich in vitamin D and B (riboflavin and biotin). That is one-third of your daily vitamin needs.
- Gouda is rich in calcium, phosphorous, protein, zinc and vitamin B12. It is a high calorie cheese, hence mind your serving size and do not over do it.
Video Walk Through : Shamu Datshi – Mushroom in Cheese Soup
Instructions – Shamu Datshi – Mushrooms in Cheese Soup
- Set a sauce pan or pot on medium heat.
- Add extra virgin olive oil .
- Add chopped onion, garlic, green chillies and salt. Saute for 5 minutes.
- Add tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add milk serum and bring it to a boil. Milk serum is popularly known as whey liquid. The Bhutanese use water in their cheese soup, but we prefer milk serum. We believe that milk serum binds the flavours better. You can make your own milk serum in less than 5 minutes by following the instructions here.
- Add mushrooms, chopped gouda cheese and mozzarella. Mix well.
- Cover and cook until the cheese melts and becomes soft.
- Add a handful of coriander leaves. Mix and turn off the heat in a minute. That’s about it.
This mushroom cheese soup can be enjoyed as is or served hot with rice or millet.
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