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    Default What to do with mooli?

    I randomly sprinkled mooli seeds on a spare bit of ground a couple of months ago and sort of forgot about them.

    Yesterday I pulled one up, expecting something as tiddly as the carrots I've pulled so far. It was huge! It's going in a stir fry tomorrow, but what else can I do with them? I've looked in a couple of allotment cookbooks and had a bit of a search on t'interweb but not seen anything I fancy.

    Has any Grape got some suggestions, for the around 30 mooli still in the ground ?

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    There's a couple of recipes here - mooli is used in indian cooking

    http://madteaparty.wordpress.com/200...ng-the-radish/
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    Thanks, SBP - they look nice, and I like a bit of spicy food.

    I didn't know what 'hing' was (an ingredient in the stir-fried radish chutney recipe), so Googled it - and came up with this definition:

    "Hing:
    Also known as asafoetida, and devil's dung. A light brown resin sometimes used as a substitute for garlic and onions, or in its own right and not as a substitute for anything, it can be found in Indian groceries. Claimed properties: laxative, aphrodisiac, colic cure".

    Hmmm - Devil's dung Also, I'm a bit wary of an aphrodisiac that is also a laxative...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyMouffe
    ....Hmmm - Devil's dung Also, I'm a bit wary of an aphrodisiac that is also a laxative...
    Lol!!!

    We've used hing when following indian recipes, easily gotten hold of when we lived in Derby. It smells big time - its used for religious reasons, and although garlic isn't the same it'd be okay to use it instead. Or even leave it out altogether?

    Oh I've also seen some recipes for mooli moong dal (dhal) that sound tasty too - try googling.
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    Mooli are gorgeous raw dipped in hummous. That's what I grow them for.
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    Flummery - thanks. I'll have to try that - I love hummous.

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    I've grown some mooli too for the first time and they're massive. Gave a couple to my allotmenting neighbour who was very impressed and earned myself a bit of gardening cred!
    I like them grated in salad, the hummous idea sounds good too.
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    hi well done on the accidental gardening! i love it when that happens !you can find loads of recipies for moolie in indian food websites ,books etc;can i ask where did you get the moolie seeds from?

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