As I promised I have been sharing with you my Winter Recipes …one of the veggie available in abundance in winter is the MOGRI or Moongra or the Radish Pods as known in English….
This can be found with the street side vegetable vendors…. They come in two colours GREEN and Dark Purple with the green one being more commonly used but the darker one is which I prefer to use as it has a Unique Flavour… very Sharp and Pungent.. the green one is also good to use if you don’t find the darker variety…
The sharp flavours of the Radish Pods help in in making delicious Chutneys, Salads, KACHUMBER ….. They can even be made into a Stir Fry with some other vegetables like cabbage, carrots ,capsicum …they can also be added as a garnish to your vegetables & curries….
Mogri or the Radish Pods can be used RAW or just cooked lightly and should be used up within a day or two as they do not Store longer …they have many health benefits and are very low in calories…
So let’s get started with a simple Recipe of MOGRI KACHUMBER…
A bunch of MOGRI or Radish pods
One teaspoon oil
Half teaspoon mustard seeds
A Pinch of asafoetida
2 green chillies slit lengthwise
5 to 6 curry leaves
A Pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Wash the Mogri very well, chop well, discard the green tops
Heat oil in a pan
Add the mustard seeds and allow them to splutter
Add the asafoetida
Add the curry leaves and the green chillies
Add the salt, turmeric powder and then add the chopped mogri or radish pods and cook on a high flame for just about 3 minutes, switch off the gas..
The Mogri kachumber is ready to be served…
This dish has to be prepared just 5 minutes before you want to serve it as it loses the flavours if made too much in advance…
This can be used as a kachumber or salad ,also as a garnish to any vegetable or Indian curry….Add boiled potatoes to this & it tastes fabulous if had with plain Roti…
Hope you enjoy this recipe and wait for more recipes coming up soon on my blog…. do follow me if you like my recipes !!!!