Friday, July 31, 2009

Moolichi Bhaji

Mooli (Radish)leaves from my kitchen garden.

Moolichi Bhaji with rice, dal and mushroomchi bhaji.
This is one of the simple ways moolichi bhaji is prepared in Goa.
1 bunch mooli leaves, chopped( I took the leaves from my garden),
1/2 chopped onion, 1 green chilly,
2 tbsp grated coconut,
2 tbsp yellow mung dal, washed and soaked in 5tbsp water for 10 minutes.

  • Heat pan on medium heat add soaked dal with 1/4th cup water , add chopped onion and cook till dal is slightly cooked
  • Then add chopped green chilly and chopped mooli leaves, coconut, salt to taste and pinch of sugar.
  • Cover with lid and let cook till dal and leaves are cooked and all water is evaporated.
Can add any kind of dal like toor, masoor, chana, etc.
When ma would make this bhaji she would add some coconut oil at the end that would give it a distinct flavor. But usually her cooking had hardly or no oil at all.
In our home we always had home made coconut oil bottles stocked up so it was always used for cooking and especially added to certain vegetables at the end of cooking.

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