A flat lay picture of dried shitake mushroom and its powder kept atop a white platform
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Mushroom Powder Recipe

An easy recipe to prepare your own jar of umami at home!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Keyword: vegan,, vegetarian, mushroom powder, umami
Appliance: Blender, Food Processor
Servings: 60 teaspoons
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 1.5-2 ounce of dried shitake mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp of chili pepper flakes
  • 2/3 cup of Himalayan salt or kosher salt
  • 3 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of freshly ground black pepper


  • To make mushroom powder, you need to combine all of the above ingredients in the quantities mentioned and blend/ grind it in a food processor or blender. Continue blending it till it turns into a fine powder. 
  • Once done, you can store it in an airtight container, which you can then keep in a cool place for days together. Use a fine-mesh strainer to pour the powder into the glass container. Add a pinch of the powder to soups, salads, pasta, and the like to get the delicious umami flavor. 
    A flat lay picture of dried shiitake mushroom and its powder kept atop a table


Note that this powder is fine, which is why you need to be extra careful while removing the lid of the blender to empty it into an airtight container. Failing to do so can result in a complete mess, which will make it a cumbersome task to clean.