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Moungra and How to avoid smell of Cauliflower

Moungra and How to avoid smell of Cauliflower

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Moungra is a Cypriot delicacy which is unique to Cyprus.  This recipe is unique as to the method of pickling, by fermentation.

Cauliflower is fermented in a marinade made with dough, vinegar and mustard seeds, which gives a wonderful sour taste to the cauliflower, and the taste of bread dough turns it into a great delicacy, which is usually served as part of a mezes dish (appetizer).


Cauliflower is a very delicious vegetable but usually as the cauliflower has a bad smell family usually protests when boiling it. To minimize the smell add a piece of stale bread whilst boiling, keeping the lid on the saucepan.

making moungra

Making moungra

The recipe is included in my cookbook “Mint, Cinnamon and Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopitaste!

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,

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