Nowadays mushrooms are used to make various dishes in India. Earlier, it is normally consumed by Chinese, Korean, Japanese & European people. But it becomes popular across the world. Even we used it in various homemade traditional dishes. It is very nutritious and very easily available in most supermarkets in India. Though it is nothing but the spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus. But some types of mushrooms are edible, and people are using it regularly. But I actually felt unwell when I came to know what is called mushrooms in Hindi? I thought I could never eat mushroom in future, HaHa. Do you know what it is called in Hindi?
In my childhood, I hardly eat mushrooms in Kolkata. But I started loving it when I started living in Delhi. There it is available almost everywhere and very less expensive as compared to Kolkata.
But recently I came to know that it is called as “Kukurmutta” in Hindi. Though hardly a few people know this and most people call it mushroom. But it is such a weird naming idea. Kukurmutta – Kukur means dog and mutta mean urine. Seriously it is so weird.
Though a few years back, I heard this in a comedy serial on Television. But that time I took it as a part of comedy. I was not serious. But recently I read somewhere on the internet that it really call as Kukurmutta.
I cross-check it on other web pages and it is true. But why KUKUR MUTTA? What would be the reasons… any idea?
- Somebody say that where dog pee regularly there those mushrooms are automatically grown up
- Another group of people say that dogs pee with a 45-degree angle and mushroom also grows with a 45-degree inclination
- Somebody say dog urine is needed to cultivate mushroom,haha.
Everything is so weird. If anything would true, then it would become very difficult to eat mushroom again. But it is not true. Even I visited many mushroom farms in Delhi. Everybody knows that there is no such relation with dog urine and mushroom. But still, I felt really unwell. It is really an injustice to mushroom and mushroom lovers.