Saturday 13 June 2009

Chilli Mogo (Cassava)

Chilli Mogo (Cassava) Chunky chips deep fried  and tossed in a spicy and aromatic indo chinese masala and oven baked.


I Kilo packet frozen mogo chips .
1 green capsicums  finely diced
10 green chillies cut into slits
1 medium onion finely diced
2 teaspoons garlic paste
3 tablespoons soya sauce
3 tablespoons chilli sauce
3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
3 tablespoons sundried tomato paste(or 3 tablespoons tomato puree instead)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sunflower oil for frying the mogo chips.


1. Boil the mogo chips in salted water till a la dente. Drain and keep aside.
2.In small batches fry the mogo chips and drain on kitchen paper keep aside.
3.In a pan heat the 2 tablespoon olive oil.
4.Add the garlic and onions and saute.
5.Add the peppers and green chillies and saute.
6. Add the salt, chilli powder, soya sauce, ketchup,sundried tomato paste and chilli sauce
7.Cook till sauce thickens.
8.Pour over the mogo chips and coat throughly.
9.Transfer the coated mogo chips to a flat oven proof dish.
10.Cover the dish with foil and leave aside for 1 hour for the sauce to marinade the mogo chips,
11.After 1 hour bake in hot oven for about 15 minutes till mogo chips crisp and colour slightly.
12.Serve hot with yoghurt and mint chutney.

Some info on this vegetable.
Cassava(mogo)or know also as yuca is a shrubby, tropical, perennial plant.The edible parts are the tuberous root and leaves. The tuber (root) is somewhat dark brown in color and grows up to 2 feet long. The dark outer skin is peeled to reveal an inner white flesh that can be boiled, baked or fried .This vegetable is commonly available in africa,asia, mexico and carribean.The cassava plant is often used in substitute for potatoes, it can be made in to cassava flour too.

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  1. looks damn yummy. but i think this is some sorta spanish dish that we might not be able to savour here in india. what are mogo chips? :O

  2. @Ganesh Mogo or better known as casaava .It is a vegetable and looks similar to a yam or sweet potato.Its has a brown outer layer and white flesh inside.It can be cut into chip or french fries shape deep fried to make cassava chips, or can be eaten boiled.It is readily available in africa, west indies and some parts of asia.

  3. would try this one but not with capsicums!!

  4. I would like to try it! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. what temp do you cook in oven???


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