Mogri is a purple colored vegetable, which tastes like radish and turns green on cooking.This is available for a very short time in winters and is a dish which is one of my favorites.I had made this during the season but somehow was not able to post , so decided to post it for weekend cooking where Valli and Champa join me every Monday.
This is one of the simplest dish one can cook, and the taste is absolutely amazing.The only drawback is that it lends an unpleasant odor while boiling..We get the green colored Mogar too, which is quite similar in taste but the purple color is surely attractive.I could not click the raw veggie, so I have got a pic from google images.In fact the Vadilalal company which is very famous for its ice creams has started selling frozen veggies and Mogri is among one of their frozen product, though I have never used that.
250 gms mogri, cut into pieces
1 boiled potato. peeled and cubed
1 tsp cumin seed
1 tsp green chilly
1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp red chilly pwd
Pinch garam masala
Salt to taste
Boil the mogri with salt.
Drain the water and squeeze all the excess water, after cooling.
Add all the spices and saute in ghee.
Add the boiled potato and the boiled mogar.
Saute for a few minutes.
Cover and cook for a few minutes, till the masalas infuse in the veggie.
Serve with hot chapatis .
This is a dish which gets its flavor by cooking in ghee and tastes best if it is on the spicy side.A real quick side dish.
Labels: Gujarati Cuisine, Side Dish, weekend Cooking