If you are an amateur mushroom picker you wouldn't spare a second glance at it because it's huge, ugly and stinky but if I saw it I would dance three time in extreme joy.
|Chenpo Shamo from Home|
This summer my mother wasn't very lucky with this mushroom but she has managed to barter two pieces with the neighbour and sent it to me. It was packed in a carton box and as I opened it the scent filled my room. It thrilled me. It was kind of scent that evoked so many memories from village, like certain music does. Recently my cousin visited me from village and even she brought me few pieces. I have sliced it and sun dried it for future consumption. Because this mushroom comes back alive when soaked in water.
There are various recipes you can try with this mushroom but nothing beats ezay.
Roast the mushroom lightly,
Slice it into thin pieces,
Add chilli powder and finish it with few pinches of thingay.
If that bitterish liverly taste don't knock you down, tell me!
|Chenpo Shamo Ezay|