Mogri nu Shaak

mogri

On the last day of our trip to Ahmadabad we went vegetable shopping and I stepped into wonderland!!

The vegetables we brought were amazingly fresh some of them we had heard of and some unheard. Jalapenos, green garlic, green toor, carrots are some you know right. Have you heard of Mogri?

Well listen to this then

I purchased what I wanted was stepping out I saw some strange beans that looked like purple strings. Perplexed I asked what they were. Can you imagine in the noise levels that were in the shop? Yet Vaishali heard me and she told me to buy it. I brought the whole bundle. Greedy pig!

Back home I wanted to try this new vegetable. So I called Vaishali who told me they are called Mogri and told me the method of making the veggie.

Scatterbrain that I am I left the chit of paper in Office so the only instructions that I remembered was to cut and boil the veggie, discard the water, use boiled potato,  use peanut powder but since I was not sure I searched the net and found the mogri nu shaak here.

The result was a beautiful marriage of flavours, something I knew will not remain for me to photograph in the evening even if I wished. So these are the pictures i took before I ran to Office.

By the way in the evening after I cut the mogri in preparation to the next day’s cooking I boiled the mogri and strained it. The water was so beautifully coloured that I could not resist trying out my newly learnt photography skills! See this picture will you discard this beautiful colour?

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I left the glass on the kitchen platform and went off to drop the younger daughter to her friend’s place. Meanwhile the elder one returned from college and thought it was a delicious juice and being thirsty took a big sip!!

According to her she was thankful she was near the sink it’s so foul tasting.  “Worse than Snape’s potion” she told me.

In case you are wondering who Snape is, he is a teacher in Harry Potter series who brews potions! Everything is HP series in my place!! Those who know me will know that I found it very difficult to put on my sympathetic mom face. LOL! I wanted to laugh and I did laugh so much that there were tears in my eyes!!

This is my Blogging Marathon entry for the month long Marathon under the theme” Seasonal”!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Mogri, chopped boiled and water discarded
  • 2 small potatoes, mashed coarsely
  • Oil
  • mustard seeds
  • ½  teaspoon cumin seeds
  • turmeric powder
  • 1 tblspn roasted peanut powder
  • tsp Kanda Lasun masala
  • I tsp sindhi lusan chutney(optional)
  • salt
  • Coriander chopped

Method:

  •  Heat oil in a  kadhai/wok.
  •  Add cumin and mustard seeds.
  • Just as they crackle add the boiled Mogri.
  •  Add the  potato, the Kanda Lasun masala, turmeric powder,salt.
  • Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  •  add the peanut powder  Stir and mix well.
  •  Check the seasoning. At this point I thought it needed something more and so I added the sindhi lusan chutney that someone ( does anyone remember who) had picked up and the veggie picked the extra zing that we need.
  • Mix well cover and let it sit on the kitchen counter covered for some time, this enables the veggie to cool in its own steam and all the flavours come out so deliciously.
  •  Mix the coriander and serve with chapatti.

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21 thoughts on “Mogri nu Shaak

  1. pumpkinfarmfood April 17, 2013 at 8:24 am Reply

    hmm, never realized that some of this easily available ones can be treated as delicacies as well, nice vegetable

  2. Vaishali Sabnani April 17, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the experience of Mogri in the family..yes the kitchen smells…but the result..isn’t it awesome…this is one of my fav veggies in winter..I guess I can eat this on daily basis..and you have done a lovely job with the veggie!!:))

  3. nayana April 17, 2013 at 10:12 am Reply

    Hi Archana , are theses mogri beans by any chance called moolyachya shenga in marathi , have eaten something like this in friends house , loved your post and the recipe too….

  4. Corporate2Kitchen April 17, 2013 at 11:18 am Reply

    Never heard of this before. Looks very interesting!

  5. Priya April 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm Reply

    I have never seen this mogri beans here, quite new for me..Mogri na shaak looks comfortingg and delicious.

  6. preeti2kitchen April 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm Reply

    I never heard this type of bean… Really innovative recipe for me

  7. Anjali April 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm Reply

    Aha the color is indeed royal, I seeing this color for the first time.

  8. foodiliciousnan April 18, 2013 at 12:03 am Reply

    I don’t remember seeing this veggie in the shop that day but i do remember you walking out with bagsfull of veggies like you’d just come to vegetable shop from home! The colour looks lovely really!

  9. Savitha April 18, 2013 at 1:35 am Reply

    Beautifully done dear.

  10. harini April 18, 2013 at 7:28 am Reply

    Interesting vegetable.

  11. Rajani April 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm Reply

    We went crazy shopping vegetables, right? BM meet was so much fun :-)….Loved reading the mogri juice experience too…

  12. Srivalli April 18, 2013 at 6:37 pm Reply

    LOL at Nandini’s comment, yes it also appeared as such for me too, since the time you landed you were talking about vegetables!..hhaha..the coloured water surely looks like some exotic drink and your folks reactions are cute!..nice subji, the method is very similar to what we cook with beans in andhra!..so there must be some connection..

  13. nalini April 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm Reply

    Sounds interesting and inviting,loved the color of the dish…

  14. Pavani April 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply

    Never used mogri before but it definitely sounds interesting. Yummy looking curry. Lol for your daughter’s sense of humor.

  15. pinksocks April 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm Reply

    I simply love the smell of Mogri. Mom makes it with moong-vadi. Stunning dish this one is.

  16. sujitha ruban April 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm Reply

    Interesting it’s very new to me…..morgi….

  17. Manju April 26, 2013 at 4:43 am Reply

    This is the first time hearing this Mogri, lovely color.

  18. veena May 2, 2013 at 5:45 pm Reply

    haha…snape potion:-)…this is again very new to me…missed the bm meet:-(

  19. Suma Gandlur May 23, 2013 at 11:42 pm Reply

    Interesting vegetable and dish.

  20. Kitchen Queen September 10, 2013 at 3:45 am Reply

    in my home we make it with mogri and ringna nu shak means long purple eggplant.

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