Up next is a dollop of blacker-than-black squid ink, next to whiter-than-white sliced mooli
. There's crisp burnt kale on the side (which shatters while I'm trying to stuff it into my mouth) and the deep-fried softshell crab in vodka sourdough batter is comfort food of the highest order.
Its ends are left open and struck with sticks tied to a rubber sponge) , Mulam Thudi ( bamboo drum ), and Mazha Mooli
(bamboo spikes are meticulously arranged to give a labyrinth filled with seeds of green gram and red wood tree, the tube when rotated or slanted produces a serene sound like that of a flowing stream).
At that moment, this week's recipe for turmeric chicken drumsticks with mooli
salad came to mind.
Among the more exotic and unusual vegetables on sale are dudhi, green mooli
, plantain, turia, arbi and graffiti aubergine.
is a root vegetable that is a member of the radish family.
Among the most impressivelooking vegetables were mooli
and beauty heart radishes.
The Japanese mooli
is readily available (tsukushi variety is about pounds 2 for 100 seeds) and grows to 10ins without going woody.
Shave long, thin strips off the mooli
and carrot with a potato peeler and put them in the water.
(white Asian radish), cut into matchsticks
2 Ox Cheeks (normally between 300-400gms each) One or two bottles of local beer (500ml) One large onion One pint of good chicken stock 2 sprigs of fresh thyme 4 garlic cloves A handful of peas (frozen are fine) Foraged mushrooms like girolles or ceps (if not, some good chestnut mushrooms) One radish (I use Mooli
- you can get these from Asian supermarkets) And for the pickling liquid - 100ml white wine vinegar 20g sugar Pinch of salt Season the ox cheeks generously with table salt and sear in a frying pan for three minutes, covering all sides.
LO HEI LO HEI INGREDIENTS INGREDIENTS lg mooli
lg jicama lg carrot lg celeriac 1 each beet root (Golden and Red) 100g toasted pine nuts Crisps red snapper filleted and ready for sashimi style slices micro coriander lg mooli
lg jicama lg carrot lg celeriac 1 each beet root (Golden and Red) 100g toasted pine nuts Crisps red snapper filleted and ready for sashimi style slices micro coriander METHOD 1.
Ray: "Babe, no one's as easy as that" (EastEnders) Show-off of the week "Aki's dish is sea urchin spaghetti and a salad of asparagus, broccoli, baby spinach, tomatoes and mooli
dressed with truffle oil" - narrator (MasterChef).