Gucchi or kashmiri mashroom
Kashmir is the land of saffron, as we all know, with the fields of Pampore bearing ever-decreasing
amounts of the precious spice garnered from the crocus flower.Gucchi is also type of treasure in kashmir.
Gucchi or Kani’ghitch, the famous Kashmiri mushroom.It is believed to be found only on high mountain
tops but only by one who is white of heart and/or dark of skin. This kashmiri mushrooms sell at a
rate almost at par with Gold. Eating it is almost like eating gold.
Kashmiri cooking they are usually diced and stir-fired with spices, and unlike with Gucchi and many
other mushrooms, their taste is strong enough to handle this. There is also a strange sounding dessert
made with morels cooked in syrup, and I can just about imagine how their musky, woody taste is taken to
another dimension with sweetness. The price of Gucchi may differ on buying it depends upon the quality
and size.The Gucchi gives a pleasant smell while cooking and a great taste .A mushroom that grows wild
in the forest during certain times that the locals collect and sell for around Rs 10,000 per kilo.
Supposed to be a delicacy.
Not only this, Gucchi or kashmiri mashroom can be rate from 15000 to 26000 in the local market.
People in Kashmir are not keen about gucchi. There could be two reasons for this. First, gucchi is
so expensive that people mostly cannot afford it. Second, Kashmiris are known to prefer mutton and
chicken,but Gucchi has its own taste and it is best.