Salams my fellow cooks…hope everyone’s having a great summer….Summer??!! You say…seeing as the last couple of weeks in the UK have been typical British weather…wet, dreary and cold..and now I have caught the flue (cries…😢😢) when you’re full of cold there’s nothing like a good hot bowl full of soup…it just makes you feel a whole lot better. Mogo (also known as Cassava) is a root plant and is not a commonly used ingredient in Indian cooking but it can be used in many ways , it can be boiled, roasted or fried just like you would with potatoes. In this recipe it is boiled.
Half a kg Frozen Mogo (boiled until soft – Retain water that Mogo has been boiled in)
1 chicken fillet (cubed small)
Half tin Sweetcorn
1 large onion (chopped fine)
8-10 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Whole Cumin seeds
Half tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Coriander Powder
Half tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Ginger Garic Paste
Half tin Chopped Tomato (blended)
In a large pot heat the oil and add the chopped onion and whole cumin, cook on medium heat until onions have softened and the cumin gives out an aroma.
Add the cubed chicken with ginger garlic, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric and coriander/cumin powder. Mix well and cook on low heat for 5-10 minutes and when the water starts burning off add the tinned tomatoes. Cook until water has completely burned off. You can now add sweetcorn to it and mix. Turn cooker off.
While chicken is cooking, cube half the Mogo into bite size cubes and the other half can be larger cubes. The larger cubes put in a blender with some of the retained water from the boiled Mogo and blend well. Add the bite size Mogo cubes and the blended Mogo to the chicken mix.
If the soup is still too thick add more of the retained water from Mogo or you can use freshly boiled water to make it the consistency you like.
Turn on cooker again on low heat and allow to simmer until the soup is a nice consistency (not too watery and not too thick) Taste and add salt if required. Top with some chopped coriander.
TIP: As the soup cools it will get thicker, so just boil some water and add to the soup if required, you can also add croutons on top.