Kapok Buds - Marathi Moggu
- Marathi Moggu is best described as a type of caper, and is also known as Kapok Buds. Kapok is the most used common name for the tree.
- Marathi Moggu is used in South India specially in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in rice dishes like Bisi bele bath, pulao, also in preparations of masalas.Marathi Moggu is almost always fried in oil before using to release its full flavor. Its flavor is most similar to that of a combination of mustard and black pepper.
- According to the Ayurvedic Doshas, Marathi Moggu brings Kapha and Pitta to moderate levels. The effect on the Vata Dosha is good after eating.
- This spice is widely used in preparing curry powders and also finds a place in Chettinad cuisine.
- It is also known as Indian Capers as its common name.