Mushrooms are classified as vegetables in the food world, but they are not technically plants. They belong to the fungi kingdom. Although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several important nutrients.
The major morel producing areas in India are the hilly areas of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Morels grow naturally in temperate forests. Total production in India is estimated to be approximately 50 tonnes of dry morels annually all of which is exported except for some domestic consumption as gourmet restaurants.