Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mongra and Aaloo


At the end of winter season in Jammu when Radish are vanished from markets, you get Radish Pods.


These are called "Mongras" in North India.


Actually these are the " Mooli ki Fali" which is grown in Radish plant stems. Some radishes are left under soil to let it grow for pods.
These pods have strong radish flavour.

So here


Mongra Aaloo ki Sabzi


250 gms fresh radish pods
2 potatoes
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp mustard oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of hing
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red  chilli powder
salt


Method


Wash the radish pods. Top and tail them. Chop them.
Peel and cut the potatoes into small cubes.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.  Put on medium flame.
Add the cumin seeds .
Add garlic and hing . Sautee for few secs.
Add  turmeric and red chilli powder
Add potatoes and radish pods.
Sprinkle salt and mix. Cover and cook till potatoes are done.



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