Friday, October 24, 2008

Moong Ke Mangode

Rain Gods have smiled over Chennai and its raining, raining hard. A li'l rain itself can flood many parts of Chennai, and this is heavy rains I am speaking of. The main road in front of my office was below knee length water and getting out of the place seemed like a herculean task. The Times of India symbolized this beautifully in their next day’s edition:

TOI Floating
One thing Chennai's rain always does, even if it rains for a couple of hours, confine you to the place you are at, coz of the flooding that happens. To make the most of it, I normally setup the chairs in the balcony and plant myself with a plate of something fried and a hot cup of tea. It was Mangode made with Green moong we relished this time with some green chutney.

Mangode

Ingredients:
150 gm Whole Green Moong
3 Potatoes
2 Green chillies
2 tsp Red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry

Soak the Moong for 4-5 hours and grind to a thick paste along with a green chilli. Add salt, red chili powder and finely chopped green chilli to it. Mix well. Peel and dice the potatoes separately into cubes.

Moong + Potatoes
In a wok heat the oil. Add the potatoes to the Moong paste and mix well. When the oil is hot enough for frying, with your hands or with a spoon, drop little by little of this mix into the oil. Fry till brown. Enjoy this with green chutney.

Mangode
They are a good combination between bread slices with some chutney and salted curd sprinkled on them.

Mangode Sandwich

I am sending this to FIC: BROWN event hosted by SunshineMom of Tongue Ticklers

FIC Brown

Looking out for something more to relish in monsoons:
Onion Pakodas
Paneer Tikka Sandwich
Bread Upma

29 comments:

ANJALI J. said...

This is a good one.. never tried this out. btw Nidhi Thanks for informing me abt the Legume Affair.i will send it.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

awesome recipe!
Happy Diwali to you!

Happy cook said...

This looks so yummy. I have never had potatoes like these. Would love to try them.

anudivya said...

These look amazing Nidhi, never heard or tasted them before. Great work...

Bharti said...

Oh..that's different. Never seen anything like this Nidhi.

Vidhya said...

This dish is new to me and it looks really delicious.

Divya Vikram said...

You have a lot of quick recipes in your blog..And yes heard about the rain in chennai..So what happened to your wrist?Hope you are alright.

Mandira said...

making it into a sandwich is a great idea. Will try it...

DEESHA said...

this is a new recipe for me .. looks yummy

Usha said...

Nidhi this looks really yum...perfect for cool rainy days..have never had this kind of pakodas...will try this soon :-)

Sireesha said...

Ooh...While going through a spell of rain , popping a few of these into the mouth would be blissful....

Vaishali said...

Those look just amazing, Nidhi. I wish I could have some right now!

sunshinemom said...

A great snack for the rains! This time the situation looks like the regualar Mumbai rains:) Hope you are enjoying them - the rains tend to get boring after a day especially with our bad drainage systems!!

Thanks for the hot hot snacks - I could do with a few now:)

Uma said...

ooh, these look simply fantastic Nidhi! Yummy.

Yasmeen said...

Unique recipe,I'll try anything with green mung:)
I've an award waiting for you at my blog,please collect:)
Have a great weekend!

Uma said...

Wishing you and your family a happy diwali!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi Nidhi,
First time to your blog. You have a wonderful collection of recipes. The mangodes look delicious.

Sameera.. said...

Shubh deepawali....
Regards
Sameera !

Sireesha said...

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI NIDHI......

Purva Desai said...

Wishing u and ur family Happy Diwali...
Hope the situation is better in Chennai now....
Moong ke Mangode looks really tempting and I am sure u'll must ve relished it when it must be raining cats and dogs outside...

Vibaas said...

Very different recipe..It's getting colder here too. Will be nice to have this for sure.

Indranee said...

Glad to visit your blog Nidhi...lovely recipes!

Yasmeen said...

Have a wonderful Diwali Nidhi!

Sia said...

what a innovative and unique dish. and even the fact that it is deep fried doesn't seem to bother me!

Uj said...

Looks yummy :)

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Nidhi said...

Thank you all!

~divya vikram
Thanks dear.
As for my wrists...I have kind of sprained them. They keep me off my laptop the days they start hurting. Even kept me away from posting for your event on time :(

~Yasmeen
Thanks Yasmeen.

~gita's Kitchen
Welcome! Thanks.

~Indranee
Glad to have you Indranee.

~Kitchen Flavors
Thanks dear for the award.

Michelle said...

I'm terribly stuck in a rut with Western cooking, but browsing your website has reminded me that there are other exciting cuisines out there.

Rajani said...

hi nidhi... sorry for not stopping by for awhile now- was away back now. this looks great- never seen or eaten this before - soundslike a great snack!