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Yellow morel

Morchella esculenta

Description:

The very pricey yellow morels, locally known as 'Guchhi', chose our garden to grow in. I saw them for the first time growing in the 'wild'. They have a beautiful honey-comb structure and belong to the division Ascomycota of the Fungi kingdom. I wish the spores spread abundantly.

Habitat:

Western Himalayas.

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9 Comments

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Thanks, Mayra and Jared. They are very much liked for food here, Jared.

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 7 years ago

Morels in the Himalayas! Amazing... Similar morphology to this spotting in Mexico: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/212...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wow! Fantastic!!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Thanks, Sanjay. I'll try to make 2 recipes with those morels I have.

SanjaySaklani
SanjaySaklani 7 years ago

Morel mushrooms can never be eaten raw, though they need not be overly cooked to truly showcase their flavor. A simple saute with butter, salt and pepper is the best way to experience the rich flavors and aromas of the Morel. Prepare with cream or wine sauces, serve with pastas or a side dish to meats. Mature Morels require a longer cooking due to their chewiness. A spring season "mushroom", Morels pair especially well with fresh English peas, asparagus and herbs such as chives, tarragon and parsley.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Thanks a lot Laura. I also like no. 2. We have got some 3-4 traditional ways of making a meal with them after drying them for some days. But I would also like to know how people eat them in other parts of the world. :)

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 7 years ago

Great pics Harsha, I agree with Ashish! I love the shape of these mushrooms :) I think my favourite picture is number 2, I like the little clump! Hope you made a wonderful meal with them!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

Thanks Ashish. Glad to know that. It's because they grow in western Himalayas.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

I think this is first Morel spotting from India. Fantastic find and presentation....Well Done..Harsha.

Harsha Singh
Spotted by
Harsha Singh

Himachal Pradesh, India

Spotted on Oct 15, 2012
Submitted on Oct 15, 2012

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