Shamu datshi

Mushrooms & cheese


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Bhutan is blessed with rich natural forests that are home to many species of mushrooms, which find their way into this typical Bhutanese dish. Serve this simple, warming meal with some bread or boiled potatoes.


  • 100 g ( oz) butter
  • 1 large brown onion, sliced


Melt the butter in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and allow to sweat for 2–3 minutes.

Add the mushrooms and season with a pinch of salt. Fry together, stirring lightly, for about 3 minutes. Add the tomato and chilli and continue cooking for 2 minutes.

Pour in 100 ml