February 25, 2010

Mullangi stir-fry(White radish)

It took me a while to name this recipe. When I see Radish, all I can think of is mullangi sambar that mom makes at home. Especially when the mullangi is soaked in a pot filled with gram dal. oooo...It is so tender and juicy to even think about it now. But cooking sambar everyday is quite boring, especially when I would love to try out new recipes everyday. Its the season for radish and the Indian store close by carries some huge white raddish. They don't come in such sizes back home. I use only half the radish for a meal for two.

So after getting suggestions from my mother-in-law,I tried out this recipe.Its simple,delicious and goes well with chappati or as a substitute for potato in the masala dosa. Looks like white radish is an obesity diet food and also helps in digestion and rich in vitamin C and calcium.

Ingredients for Radish Curry Recipe
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp urad dal
1 tbsp channa dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of asafoetida powder
1 tomato,chopped
1tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 cups radish,peeled and grated
coriander leaves for garnish

1.Heat the oil in a pan.Once the oil is hot add urad and channa dal.Then mustard seeds and asafotida powder.
2.Add tomato and saute for 5 minutes or until its cooked.
3.Add grated radish to the pan along with coriander powder, chili powder and turmeric powder and fry for 2 minutes.Add 1/2cup of water along with salt and cook until the radish is done.
4.Garnish with coriander leaves.

HINT:It turned out good without the regular ingredients(onion,ginger and garlic).


Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pedhakka
many thanks for visiting my blog and ur comments.
So I landed here to see what all you have and discovered my fovorite vege and a chicken dish, very unique just below, quite nicely engineered I must say.
Will try one by one as soon as I am back home.
You can make Muli BaDa ( flat pakoDa type) form my blog and others too.
Have a nice weekend , will be again

Pedhakka said...

Hey thanks,
Your blog has loads of collections.I especially wanna try your MULO PATA BATA. Will tag you once I try that.

Pavithra said...

Oh I never fried mullangi.. use it with other stuffs.. but this looks great will try it sure.