ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ.
Bitter gourd is a well known vegetable. But Madahagala (Moodahagala) is less known. It belongs to the same bitter gourd family, but is not bitter in taste. It is a creeper and grows from the root whenever it gets plenty of water as in monsoon season. Even now, in a thick forest near my grand mother's house we can find these creepers grown naturally! Many villagers get the roots from the forest and grow them in their backyards.
It was almost 4-5 years I haven't seen this vegetable around our area vegetable market. Last week when I was shopping near Jayanagar area, I saw this in a vegetable shop. I felt very happy looking at it. And now I am sharing with you a tasty recipe using moodahaagalakayi.
Preparation time : 35 minutes
Moodahagalakayi - 1 1/2 or 2
Shredded fresh coconut - 3/4 cup
Curd - 3/4 cup or 1 cup
For seasoning: oil- 2tsp, red chilli -1, udad dal - 1tsp, mustard seeds -1tsp, green chilli -1
Salt to taste.
Chop the vegetable into small pieces.
Heat oil in a fry pan for seasoning. Add red chilli, udad dal, mustard seeds and chopped green chilli. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the chopped moodahagalakayi pieces, salt and mix it. Fry this mixture in simmer for around 20 minutes stirring in between to avoid burning. Then let it cool.
Grind the coconut finely using little water.
Now, add the ground mixture and curd to the fried mixture. Add little more salt if you want.
Hashi is now ready to be served with hot rice!