Doragi Namul(Seasoned Balloon flower/Korean Bellflower)

도라지나물
A side dish of bellflower roots cooked in water, drained, then sauteed with chopped green onions, garlic, and sesame salt.
Doragi is the root of the Chinese Bellflower (Platycodon grandiflorus) plant, and is a delicious addition to Korean and other Asian meals. The flavor has been compared by some to a very mild celery with earthy undertones.
Doragi Namul can be served as part of a banchan array, or used as a component in BiBimBap

Degree of Difficulty

Degree of Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 6

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Ingredients

12

ounces

doragi (Bellflower root) 도라지

1/2

cup

beef or chicken broth

1

tablespoon

kkaesoogeum (sesame salt) 깨소금

1/2

teaspoon

black pepper

2

cloves

garlic, minced

2

medium

Green or Spring onion, chopped

1

tablespoon

sesame oil

Optional

1

medium

red chili pepper

2

tablespoons

soy sauce

Procedure

Prepare Doragi

Dried

Soak dried doragi overnight in lightly salted water.

Rinse soaked doragi in cold water, then drain and squeeze out excess water. Repeat a couple of times.

If whole dried root cut on a diagonal into slices about 1/4 inch thick, then cut the slices into pieces about 1 1/2 inches long by 1/4 in wide.

Place into a pot of boiling water and cook for about three minutes.

Drain and rinse in cold water, then squeeze out excess moisture.

Fresh

Wash the fresh root in cold water, then rub well with coarse salt.

Soak the fresh doragi overnight in lightly salted water. Cut a very small piece off and taste, if the root is still bitter repeat this step.

Cut the doragi on a diagonal into slices about 1/4 inch thick, then cut the slices into pieces roughly 1 1/2 inches long by about 1/4 wide.

Place into a pot of boiling water and cook for about three minutes.

Drain and rinse in cold water, then squeeze out excess moisture.

Cook

Place oil into a pan over medium to high heat, heat for thirty seconds.

Add the minced garlic and cook about thirty seconds, then add doragi and stir fry three to four minutes.

Add broth and simmer until doragi is softened, three to eight minutes.

Add cut green onion and stir fry thirty(30) seconds.

Remove from heat, sprinkle with sesame salt, pepper, and chili pepper strips, mix and cool.

Serve as part of a ban chan array

Variation

Place oil into a pan over medium to high heat, heat for thirty seconds.

Add the minced garlic and cook about thirty seconds.

Add soy sauce and bring to a boil.

Add doragi and stir fry three to four minutes.

Add broth and simmer until doragi is softened, three to eight minutes.

Add cut green onion and stir fry thirty(30) seconds.

Remove from heat, sprinkle with sesame salt, pepper, and chili pepper strips, mix and cool.

Serve as part of a ban chan array

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: About 2 ounces.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

229.79

Calories From Fat (7%)

16.17

Calories From Protein (0%)

1.02

Calories From Carbohydrates (93%)

212.61

Calories From Alcohol (0%)

0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 1.85g

3%

Saturated Fat 0.17g

<1%

Monounsaturated Fat 0.45g

 

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.49g

 

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

 

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 9.25mg

<1%

Potassium 24.59mg

<1%

Total Carbohydrates 54.15g

18%

Fiber 6.95g

28%

Sugar 0.13g

 

Sugar Alcohols 0g

 

Net Carbohydrates 47.2g

 

Protein 0.33g

<1%

Vitamin A 50.54IU

1%

Vitamin C 174.79mg

291%

Calcium 14.37mg

1%

Iron 4.91mg

27%

Vitamin E 0.04mg

<1%

Thiamin 0.09mg

6%

Riboflavin 0.27mg

16%

Niacin 5.92mg

30%

Vitamin B6 0.02mg

1%

Folate 4.08mcg

1%

Vitamin B12 0mcg

0%

Pantothenic Acid 0.01mg

<1%

Vitamin K 10.76mcg

13%

Phosphorus 150.27mg

15%

Magnesium 4.54mg

1%

Zinc 0.09mg

<1%

Copper 0.03mg

2%

Manganese 0.06mg

3%

Selenium 0.23mcg

<1%

Alcohol 0g

 

Caffeine 0mg

 

Water 6.34g

0%

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