Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MOGHYA RAMDAI ( CUCUMBER CURRY)

Moghya Ramdai is the konkani term for 'cucumber curry'.A very mild tasting dish made of simple ingredients like small cucumber(yellow variety),potato ,drumsticks and some cashews.When I eat this dish it reminds me of the saying - "Simple Things in Life are Indeed the Best".Try it and am sure you all will agree with me.


INGREDIENTS

Small cucumber - 1 whole ,deseeded,peeled and diced(best to use the small yellow variety)
Potato - 2 medium size,peeled and diced
Drumsticks - fresh or frozen, cut to the length of a finger,8-10 nos
Cashew pieces - 1/4 cup
Coconut milk - 1 whole can
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:-

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 3-4 nos
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Asafoetida  - a pinch



METHOD

Transfer the chopped veggies(cucumber,potato, drumsticks)and cashew pieces into a vessel and pour some water, just enough it.Add some salt.Cook it until its just done.Add the coconut milk and let it simmer for 10 minutes uncovered.Now prepare the seasoning by heating a small pan.Add a tsp of oil.Ones hot add the mustard seeds.When it starts to pop add red chillies,curry leaves and asafoetida.Pour this over the cooked veggies.Stir.Serve warm with rice or dosaas.

ENJOY!!!

3 comments:

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious curry for rice,comfort food.

Carla said...

This sounds amazing, can't wait to make it. I came across your blog by a link from mine. Just joined up and will add yours to my blogroll.

Roopa said...

have to make it sometime, i was thinking i will whenever i buy cucumber, but always end up wasting it when it gets bad.