Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Mulor Ghonto or Mulor Chechki – Choose any name but tame the dish in your kitchen...
Mulo/Radish is available in plenty in the market. In winter the mulo/radish has a special taste...a winter vegetable. Nowadays different kinds of fruits and vegetables are available all the year round, no tags of a Seasonal Fruit or vegetable these days. But I think winter mulo tastes better.
Moving straight on to my recipe:
Preparation and cooking time: 40-45 minutes
Green chillies: 2
Jeera: 1 tsp
Red chilli powder: ¼ tsp
Haldi powder: ½ tsp
Dry red chilli: 1
Sugar: ½ tsp
Salt: to taste
Cooking oil: 2tsp
Wash the radish and grate them, not very fine.
Heat oil in a kadhai/wok. Add the red chilli after breaking it into half.
Half a minute and tip in the jeera. Soon the lovely aroma spreads all around signifying to add the green chillies after giving them a slit in the middle.
Then put in the grated mulo/radish and stir fry. Cover and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes over low heat and then add salt, sugar, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and stir well to mix all the ingredients properly.
Cover and cook for another 6-7 minutes, keep stirring from time to time.
The radish along with the salt will release water which helps in the cooking.
Increase the heat and cook till the ghonto/checheki is completely dry. Make sure the mulo/radish is fully cooked.
You can add some crushed deep fried boris (urad dal dumplings dried and stored) before serving.I didn't have bodi, so no chance of giving that extra taste to the dish.
Serve this dish with rice and dal. This also tastes very good with rotis and parathas.
I love it with rice and dal and of course with hot khasta parathas...smacking my lips at the thought of it...