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I have a giant mooli - what shall I do with it?

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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 11-Sep-14 10:38:02

On impulse I ordered one with my veg box this week. I've never had it before. It's about 2ft long and doesnt fit in my fridge so I need to eat at least some of it tonight.

I'd like to make something veggie with it. All I can think of at the moment is putting it in a stir fry? What exciting recipes can I try with it that I wont need to schlep out to a shop for?

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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 11-Sep-14 10:38:49

oh. Just realised the thread title might not elicit the responses I was hoping for...

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JuniperTisane Thu 11-Sep-14 10:39:33

Off to google Giant Mooli now...

iK8 Thu 11-Sep-14 10:40:43

Well... have you seen your GP? grin

On a more serious note, how about a slaw or remoulade?

IScreamForIceCream Thu 11-Sep-14 10:42:14

May I suggest jungle with it (cut in in half first) as an homage to the mango thread?

IScreamForIceCream Thu 11-Sep-14 10:42:35

Or even juggle with it. Ahem.

JuniperTisane Thu 11-Sep-14 10:47:08

I quite fancy this Mooli Paratha (real link not stupid skimwords one).

JuniperTisane Thu 11-Sep-14 10:47:33

Or you could put it in a Dhal?

JuniperTisane Thu 11-Sep-14 10:49:59

Or you could carve it along with a carrot rose and onion chrysanthumum.

GlaceCherries Thu 11-Sep-14 10:53:52

I love mooli. I cook a beef stew with it and lots of ginger, I'm planning to make a mooli "cake" with tomorrow. You can stir fry it with garlic, bacon and celery. Bear in mind the smell can be quite strong when you cook it... Google some Chinese recipes, there'll probably be lots.

Selks Thu 11-Sep-14 10:54:28

It's used in Indian cooking, try googling mooli saag ( mooli and spinach curry)

MrsCosmopilite Thu 11-Sep-14 10:59:29

Write a ballad about it?

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 11-Sep-14 11:07:11


So I'm juggling whilst singing it a ballad, turning it into a quick sculpture and then I make about 10 different things out of the chunks I've carved off? Its certainly big enough!

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hanette Thu 11-Sep-14 11:08:48

Cut into strips and roast, sort of treating it like a parsnip?

Very low carb - odd though, tastes slightly like a radish. Not unpleasant though

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 11-Sep-14 11:12:13

I like the way the paratha recipe says 'make the dough' like its granted the reader would know how to make it. It does sound yum though!

Mooli saag sounds delicious. If I'd thought about it I'd have ordered spinach to go with it. My veg box seems very salad heavy this week. Wonder if i could use lettuce leaves instead....

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Milmingebag Thu 11-Sep-14 11:16:27

Oh <deflated> I thought this was going to be a thread about a boil/warty growth etc

<shuffles off>

Gauri Thu 11-Sep-14 11:17:59

Eat it in a salad or on its own with a sprinkle of salt.m

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 11-Sep-14 11:18:30

I think that tonight I'll do Mooli daal with rice. I dont have Asafoetida though. Is there something I can sub it with?

Then if the rest of it will keep(?) I'll use some of it on Saturday.... maybe get dd to make some parathas as its her turn to cook. and then roast the rest on Sunday.

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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 11-Sep-14 11:18:46

Sorry Milmin.

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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 11-Sep-14 11:19:33

I might try some of it raw at lunchtime. This could be the new mn chicken for me... how many meals can a mooli make?

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JuniperTisane Thu 11-Sep-14 11:23:40

If its really 2ft long your family will hate you after a few days.

mrspremise Thu 11-Sep-14 14:20:38

Slice it and pickle it in a spiced, slightly sweetened vinegar, then eat it as a mini side dish to lots of things smile

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 11-Sep-14 14:41:15

It really is Juniper. I did not expect that at all.
I still have a horseradish root from the other weeks delivery. Youd have thought I'd have learned.

We had some at lunchtime. It tasted just like radish. Which is a slight shame as the box already contained radishes.

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ShoutyMom Thu 11-Sep-14 16:43:11

Grate it, squeeze out excess juice, add salt and lemon juice dressing. Eat as a salad. Can add other stuff like grated carrots, cucumbers, finely chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander, mint etc.

Lunaballoon Thu 11-Sep-14 16:57:15

Banh Mi. But be warned, mouli, also known as Daikon radish, can smell pretty rank. Don't let that put you off though, this pickle keeps well in a covered container in the fridge.

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