Moongre - Radish pods - NEW FOR 2017Raphanus caudatus. In appearance it looks a french bean but is pungent in taste like a radish. It is indeed a radish, but is not grown for its root but the tasty pods that form from attractive flowers. It grows well in cooler temperatures as well as the heat of summer. Popular in Rajasthan as well as in Gujarat where it is known as Moongres or Lila mougri. In Marathi it is known as dingiri. Best when they are harvested while still small, you can make a chutney by pounding these with some green chillies, and mixing in salt and yogurt. Radish pods are also great in salads and stir fries. Also known as rat tailed radish.
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