Three mice & Radish Raita

Three blind mice, three blind mice
See how they run, see how they run...

radish mice

Noone would mind these mice scampering around in the kitchen now would they?! Unlike the farmer's wife in the rhyme I didn't just cut off their tails, I used them to make a raita :-)

The radish is generally used for a raita and the leaves to prepare a tambli similar to this one. I combined the two recipes today to make a sort of rai-tambli! And the mice encouraged me to experiment further with a Maharashtrian touch of peanuts to this very Konkani specialty ;-)

1 small bunch of red radish with leaves (or 1 white radish)
1 cup yogurt, beaten
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
5-6 curry leaves
2 tbsp roasted peanuts (optional)
Grind finely with a little water -
1-2 tbsp grated coconut
1-2 green chillies
1" piece of ginger


Wash radish and cut into small pieces. Take a handful of the leaves (use good ones), wash well and chop finely.

Add salt and lightly cook both in just enough water. The radish is done when it changes color.

Whisk yogurt with the coconut-ginger paste. Season to taste. Heat oil in a tadka ladle, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Saute for a minute then remove from heat.

Let cool then pour over yogurt. Mix with radish and let sit (preferably in the refrigerator) for 6-8 minutes. Top with crushed, roasted peanuts at the time of serving. Serve cold.

See how to make radish mice here
For more fun ideas with vegetables check this site



Blogger Krithika said...

Mice look really really cute !! Lovely raita and equally lovely pics

6:20 PM  
Blogger Latha said...

Very innovative Ashwini. And yummy looking salad and raita!

11:07 PM  
Blogger Meena Kandlakuti said...

Ashwini..nice ideas and thanks for link they are really usefula nd attractive to food lovers at any party.thanks for sharing nice recipe and tips

1:50 AM  
Blogger Menu Today said...

Hi Ashwini,
Very creative "Pink Mice"!!!!!!
Healthy recipe, thanks for sharing.

5:32 AM  
Blogger author said...

Nice pics! I read a number of food blogs but as far as pictures are concerened i think mahnandi and your blog ROCK ON!

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cute, cute, cute.....

and super fantastic pictures!!


8:31 AM  
Blogger indosungod said...

love your radish mice, and the raitha sounds delicious.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Mandira said...

lovely presentation ashwini. salad and raita, all i need is some pulao for a sumptous lunch :)

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They look so cute :) Beautiful Pictures Ashwini!

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soooooo cute!!!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Rajesh &Shankari said...

Ashwini, they look sooooo cute!

10:51 AM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

Krithika, Latha, MT Saffron, Indo, Priya, Lera - thanks all of you
Meena - these can be a real hit at parties if you place them near the salad or appetizer tray.
Amisup - thanks for your lovely words!
Mandira - you are absolutely right, the raita goes great with pulao

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mice look so cute..What a great idea.Thanks for sharing

11:01 AM  
Blogger Chandrika said...

Those mice are soooooooooooooooo cute, Ashwini!! :-)

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohh Ashwini!! Those 'lil ones look soooo cute!! I hate radish but your mice are just tempting me to take a big bite!! :o)

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an adorable idea!

Happy Diwali to you and your family, Ashwini!

6:41 PM  
Blogger Shah cooks said...

Very cute.. I bet u had fun making that, running them around the counter. Nice salad recipe too.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the radish mice -- what fun!

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are so cute!

8:16 PM  
Blogger archana said...

That is an awesome piece of food styling Aswini. Terrific !!!!

1:38 AM  
Blogger Nabeela said...

oh that's soooo cuuuute! I love how creative you are Ashwini!

3:32 AM  
Blogger Luv2cook said...

hey...the mice look so cuteee :)...I have radishes in my garden, I may have to try this one :)...

8:20 AM  
Blogger FH said...

Great veg art and Raita too !! YUM!! Beautiful picture!!
Happy Diwali!

12:25 PM  
Blogger Anupama said...

I am not much of a radish eater but I loved your radish mice Ash. They are great as a salad garnish.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashwini....these days your posts are simply awesome...the radish mice look so cute...In all you are taking some very good pics..hats off to you dear..keep it up

5:47 PM  
Blogger Meeta K. Wolff said...

Ohhh! Those mice look cute. Just wanted to wish you a very Happy Diwali. Hope you have a good one.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't stop smiling. Just what I needed to take some stress off!

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so very cute. Love your mice...err radish raita.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Shammi said...

Those are verrrry cute mice! :)

2:42 AM  
Blogger a kookycookie said...

i think the idea to make radish mice is so creative and cute, i love your posts! thanks

8:45 AM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

Manisha - thank you, Diwali greetings to you too
L2C - let me know if you try it
Thanks ALL of you
Gini - glad I reduced some stress :-)
Mary - thanks for your kind words

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very cute mice..made my day....
good blog..
keep it up

7:12 AM  

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