Pili Pili Mogo

Recently I was in London England and Pili Pili Mogo was very popular in the Indian Cafes.  Mgto is  a street food  in E. Africa.  I came home and tried to make it, it is very similar to what I had.

Pili Pili Mogo










  • 2          lbs mogo(cassava)
  • 1          tsp salt
  • 4          cups oil for frying


  • 2          tbsp oil
  • 10        curry leaves
  • 1/2       tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2       tsp garlic
  • 1/4       cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/4       cup chilli sauce(or to taste)
  • 1          tbsp soy sauce
  • 1          tbsp sugar
  • 1          tbsp finely diced onions
  • 1          tbsp finely diced red or yellow peppers
  • 1          tbsp chopped cilantro
  •             Tamarind Chutney for serving


  1. In a medium saucepan boil the water with the salt.
  2. Add the mogo and boil it for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the mogo from the water, let it cool.
  4. Cut them in slices about 3/4” wide.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep frypan or a wok and fry a few chips at a time, fry them till they are light gold in colour and crisp on the outside.
  6. Just before serving tamper it.
  7. In a medium saucepan heat the oil, add the curry leaves and rye(mustard seeds),  When the seeds start to pop add the rest of the ingredients, cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes stirring continuously.
  8. Add the fried mogo and gently mix it till the mogo is coated with the sauce.
  9. Serve on a plate sprinkled with chopped onions, peppers and cilantro.
  10. Serve it with Tamarind Chutney.

Fried Mogo

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