Mogem Losun Miri / Mangalore Southekayi / Field marrow Curry

Mogem Losun Miri or Mangalore Southekayi garlic pepper- is a Udupi, Mangalore style recipe. A unique traditional recipe with a nice aroma and great taste.

This vegetable is called in different names as per the region, Mogem or Magge in Konkani, Mangalooru southekai in Kannada or also called as Madras Cucumber.

Mogem Losun Miri : Konkani delicacy

This is a Mangalorean Konkani traditional recipe. Mogem is abundantly available in the coastal region which is a juicy vegetable. The aroma of garlic and pepper makes delicious and it makes perfect combination with rice.

Southekayi / Field Marrow Pepper-Garlic Curry /Mogem Losun Miri

Recipe by Rovena FernandesCourse: MainCuisine: Mangalorean, IndianDifficulty: Medium


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A traditional Mangalore Konkani dish. The aroma of garlic and pepper makes it delicious and is a perfect combination with rice.


  • 1 Medium size Field Marrowfield marrow

  • For Grinding
  • 6 long coconut pieces

  • 5 red chillies

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 8 peppercorns

  • 1/2 tsp mustard

  • 1/2 tsp jeera

  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds

  • Small lemon size tamarind

  • 2 onions

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder mogem masala

  • Other ingredients
  • 2 tsp jaggery

  • half lemon size soaked tamarind

  • Salt

  • For seasoning
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves

  • 1/2 tsp mustard

  • 4 garlic cloves


  • Dry roast coconut as shown in the picturecoconut roast
  • Grind all the ingredients (mentioned for grinding) to a fine paste. Clean the grinder/Mixer with little water and keep it aside to boil the field Marrow.
  • Wash the field Marrow and cut into big pieces, make slits in between as shown in the picturecut field marrow
  • Boil it with the water that is kept aside after grinding. Add jaggery, salt and tamarind water.
  • Once the field Marrow is cooked add ground Masala cook for 10 minutes and turn off the flame.
  • Heat oil in a seasoning pan add mustard, curry leaves and crushed garlic. Add it to the curry
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2 thoughts on “Mogem Losun Miri / Mangalore Southekayi / Field marrow Curry

  • 7th October 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Quantity of water for boiling? And how long does to boil?

  • 12th February 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Can’t wait to try it


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