Saturday, 27 August 2016

Chilli Garlic Mogo (Cassava)


Mogo or more commonly known as Cassava or Yuca is nutty flavoured starch Tubor. Cassava or yucca is a very common vegetable eaten in South America, India and also African countries. In East Africa cassava is a staple just like potatoes are in the west.


Cassava root is long and tapered, the vegetable has a thick outer brown skin and a white flesh. The tough outer skin/ rind  has to be peeled before cooking. It can be eaten boiled, fried, mashed or dried made into flour too. It is also known as Tapioca. Cassava roots are high in starch and contain lots of calcium. It is high in vitamin C, folic acid and potassium.



We love Cassava and I cook with it on a regular basis. On this blog you will find my Chilli Mogo (Cassava ) recipe and also Mogo (Cassava) Bhel .One particular recipe we love is Chilli Garlic Mogo. The recipe is simple but the main process is to marinate the cassava prior to cooking. I have found a fool proof way to marinate  using my Instant marinater made by Tomorrows Kitchen. The Instant marinater is a container with a vacuum storage . It extracts the air out of the container enabling the marinade to seep into the pores of the food giving the food more flavour. Marinating the cassava in this way added real flavour to the cassava and made the recipe extra tasty.








































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Chilli Garlic Mogo (cassava)
Mogo baked in garlic infused flavours with  aromatic spices .

Ingredients:
  • 480g Frozen Cassava Chips
  • 10 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Red chillies
  • 4 stalks Fresh Coriander
  • 1 Lemon
  • 3 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil

Method:
1.In a large pan add the cassava and 2 teaspoons of salt. Add 2 litres of water and boil the cassava until its fully cooked but not mushy.2. Drain the boiled cassava and cut it into 2 inch long pieces. Discard any tubors 3. Peel the garlic and chop it coarsely.4. Slice the chillies into round thin slices.5. Extract the juice from the lemon and keep it aside.6. Finely chop the coriander.7. In a jar add the garlic, chillies, coriander. lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt and the olive oil and stir together.8. Add the boiled cassava in to the marinater and pour over the marinade and mix it into the cassava. Vacuum seal the container and leave the cassava to marinade for 30 mins.9. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.10. After 30 minutes, release the vacuum and transfer the marinated cassava to an oiled baking dish.11.Bake the chilli garlic cassava in the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until it turns crispy and starts to brown slightly. Half way through cooking time, give the cassava a turn to ensure even cooking.12. Remove the chilli garlic mogo from the oven and transfer to a serving dish. Serve with mint chutney and tamarind chutney and lemon wedges.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Serves 4

I was sent the Instant Marinater to review by tomorrows Kitchen. The Chilli Garlic Mogo is served in the beautiful copperwareplate and spoons  by Sass and Belle and Kitchen Craft

45 comments:

  1. I have never eaten cassava. Informative post. I'll have to try your recipe!

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  2. I've never cooked with Cassava before but this recipe has me completely intrigued! Thanks so much for sharing...I can't wait to try it!!

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  3. This looks amazing! Such a wonderful combination of flavors. I do not use cassava nearly enough. Definitely need to incorporate it more.

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  4. I love tapioca but never heard of cassava that can be eaten like potatoes! And, someone just mentioned yuca to me last week, and now I know more about it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yuca and cassava are the same, wr can get tapioca flour from dried cassava.

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  5. I just discovered cassava at a local food truck, but haven't seen any recipes for it yet. SO excited to try this one! YUM!

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    1. If you try it you won't be dissapointed,..

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  6. I have never tasted this before but it sounds delicious! Chilli and garlic is a great combination!

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  7. So yummy. I love cassava/ manioki and we used to eat this as a staple in my previous marriage! I just have to find some in the uk!

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    1. You can buy it in the Asian section in the freezer part of any large supermarket. The fresh variety is also available in large supermarkets in the fresh veg area in Adian veg section.

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  8. I have heard of cassava but this is the first recipe I've seen - not sure I'm brave enough to try it though.

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    1. It has a similar flavour to baked potato.

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  9. I've never here's of cassava before but it sounds great with the chilli and garlic. Might have to give it a try!

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  10. You know I've never actually cooked cassava myself, though I've eaten it in restaurants and at a friends lots of times! Will have to give this a go :)

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    1. Its really easty to make and tastes delicious.

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  11. I also have never of cassava before but it sound Delicious. would love to try this. xx

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  12. Sounds like my kind of food! Definitely going to try X

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  13. This looks really and nice and very different. I have never heard of this before, but have heard of Topioca, but never knew it looked like this

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    1. Tapioca flour is made from dried cassava.

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  14. I've never tried these but always wondered what they were!

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  15. I have never come across cassava before but now ive read this, I really want to try it x

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    1. You can get it in the Asian section in freezer section of any large supermarket these days.

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  16. This sounds very delicious. We eat Cassava dishes at home a lot.

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  17. The thing I love about reading food blogs is discovering dishes that you didn't even know existed. Love the look of this and would love to dive in with a fork now and have a taste!

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  18. I've never tried cassava before, I'll have to check it our as I love the flavours you have teamed with it!

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  19. Yucca is one of my FAVORITE foods!!!

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  20. I've never tried cassava before but that looks absolutely amazing!

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  21. We had a lot of Cassava in Rio when we were there. I've never tried cooking it myself but it was tasty. I do like the marinator, where did you get that, it looks like a great piece of kit. GG

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  22. I've never heard of or tried cassava but this looks really interesting x

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  23. I've never tried cassava, I love the marinading vacuum bowl, I do marinate a lot of food and this would be a brilliant addition to to my kitchen.

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  24. This dish looks so interesting and it's something I haven't heard of before.

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  25. My family's favourite. We love mogo with garlic and chillis. However, love your idea of baking them instead of frying.

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  26. This looks delicious! I've never tried this before!

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  27. I love getting mogo chips at Indian Club they are so yummy. These look great!

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  28. I've never tried cassava but looks tasty. I love adding garlic and chilli to food.

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  29. I haven't tried it but anything with chilli and garlic is a classic staple for me. It looks divine.

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  30. Looks so delicious. If I find cassava in India I will try it. The plate and spoon set looks lovely.

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  31. Yum! This reminds me of eating cassava in Africa. I'm not sure where I'd ever find it where I live though!

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  32. I've never heard of this recipe before but it sounds amazing - classic comfort food x

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  33. i keep seeing this in my local supermarket and had no idea how to cook it so thanks for this tip, may just get some next time i'm in there

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  34. I'm sure I've eaten cassava once or twice, but I can't remember what it tastes like. Your recipe sounds totally delicious. I'm always caught with anything that has chilli and garlic in the title ;)

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  35. I've never had or even heard of cassava before! Where have I been!? Sounds like the kind of ingredient I would love to cook with. This dish looks really delicious and fragrant! :)

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  36. I've never actually heard of cassava - so definitely learnt something today! Thanks for the informative post - and the pictures that have made me super hungry!!

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  37. I have learnt something today for sure, I have never come across or heard of Cassava.

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