Marathi Moggu Small | Kabok Buds
They are the dried buds of the Kapok tree or the Silk Cotton tree. It is basically the unopened flower buds of the kapok tree. It is dark brown in color. Kapok bud but it is always roasted and ground with other spices before adding to a dish. It is used in South India specially in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is used in Chettinad cuisine. This Marathi Moggu small has a pepper-like texture on top of it with a thick pepper texture. It is used to add flavor and aroma in rice dishes such as pulao and Bisibele, which are usually cooked in the Andhra and Karnataka regions of South India. Marathi Moggu is fried in oil to get the full flavor of the spice.
English – Dried Kapok buds
Tamil – Ilavu, Puulaa, Mullilavu
Hindi – Shalmali, Semul
Kannada – Marathi Moggu
Telugu– Tella Buruga
Malayalam – Appakuttaka, Parappoola, Parapanni.
Health Benefits of Kapok Buds:
Helps to treat injuries Treats constipation Relieves hoarseness, inflammation, and cough in the nose Treats gonorrhea Marathi Moggu has many healing benefits and it helps to treat diarrhea. It contains a high amount of antioxidants and helps to controls anti-diabetic. It also used in asthma medications.