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Shamu Datshi | Mushroom and Cheese Stew
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Shamu Datshi | Cheese and Mushroom Recipe

In Bhutan, Shamu is Mushroom and Datshi is cheese. We'll be following Cheese and Mushroom Recipe or Shamu Datshi in this article.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bhutanese
Keyword: bhutan, bhutan food, bhutanese food, cheese and mushroom recipe, cottage cheese, food of bhutan, recipe with mushroom
Servings: 1


  • 300 gm Cremini mushroom
  • 1 Onion
  • ½ Tomato
  • 6-7 Green chilli
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp Oil
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 2-3 tbsp Cheese (a combination of Amul cheese and farmer cheese)
  • 4-5 Sliced garlic
  • Coriander leaves


  • Rinse the mushrooms, chillies, tomato, onion and garlic.
  • Cut mushrooms into half and each half into half again.
    Also, cut tomato, chilli, onion and garlic into slices.
  • Now, transfer the above cut mushroom, onion, tomato, green chilli, garlic, water, oil and salt together in a pot and cover and cook on high heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • After 3-5 minutes, add cheeses, cover again and cook until cheeses begin to melt. Usually, it takes 2-3 mins to melt the cheese.
  • Now without mixing, turn off the flame and let them sit for 1-2 minutes to set.
  • Finally, mix well, check salt add more if need.
  • Garnish your mushroom datshi with coriander leaves.
  • It goes really well with rice.


  • Don't add excessive water while making the dish as mushroom already contains some amount of water.
  • Also, be careful with salt, don't add much at first because mushrooms tend to boil down a lot.