New Friends - Radish

Radish, dill, kohlrabi, pumpkin... armed with new recipes from my mother and mother in law, I am trying to see beyond their rather overbearing personalities. Admittedly we aren't the best of friends yet, but the ice has definitely melted.

So, if my temperamental grocery store permits, I am going to try introducing them over the next few weeks.


MULANGI UPKARI (Sauteed Radish)
(serves 2)
1 white radish, peeled and diced into small cubes
1/2 onion, chopped
1-2 green chillies, slit
1 tbsp coconut, grated
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a few curry leaves
salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and when they pop, add curry leaves, chillies and chopped onion. Saute on moderate heat till soft (not brown). Add radish cubes and steam cook till just tender. Season with salt. Top with grated coconut and serve.

* Add black gram (urad) dal or cashews for a different taste
* The second bowl has radish raita similar to this one



Blogger Tee said...

good recipes to break the ice ;)

5:38 PM  
Blogger FH said...

I love Radish,any variety.Great recipes to start with.Looks great,love the photo.Enjoy!:)

6:00 PM  
Blogger Raaga said...

I love sukke with radish. Have never attempted making it and I think I will try :-)

12:36 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Kohlrabi next please...I saw them at the store y'day and got them home but have no clue what to make of them :) We call it Nool-col at home...need to ask mom too for her recipe.
By the loved these two dishes, I make the bhaji in a similar way but haven't tried a raita yet...

2:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Delicious recipes!!! Nice pictures :)

4:20 AM  
Blogger Richa said...

those sure are some simple & tasty dishes. I've always liked my mooli. For a variation u might like to try koshimbir with grated radish, green chili, lemon juice, s/p YUM :)

9:53 AM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Both recipes look simple and delicious! Have you ever tried radish-only sambar? I love how juicy and succulent the radish gets in sambar. But then I love radish any which way :)

9:53 AM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

Tee - yes, I am getting to know them well

Asha - Radish tastes good with dal but I am enjoying eating it on its own

Raaga - steaming the radish lends them a sweet taste you know, so you will enjoy it

Priya - done! Its on my list anyway ;-)

Cinnamon, Richa - thanks, will try them

Nupur - I love anything in sambar, but I want to develop a taste for these veggies you know so this experimentation!

11:54 AM  
Blogger Roopa said...

the picture looks great! i love muli palya looks delicious!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa !! Radish ..... nice ..
I loveee those little pink beauties ...

And look at you ..2 different recipes is it :) :)


1:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice dishes Ashwini. I never used to like raddish before. Aayi makes a ambat with it and I used to hate it while growing up. Yesterday she made it and I absolutely loved it.

Your sukke and raita looks very good. We make the sukke(we call it upkari) with kohlrabi too, tastes great. I am gonnu try your raita soon.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Menu Today said...

Hi Ashwini,
Great to see u back!!!! Nice looking curry.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Poonam said...

I like those Mooli parathas but somehow I cannot stand it raw! The red ones are more sharp than the whites, right?

8:41 AM  
Blogger Sandeepa(Bong Mom's CookBook/DesiMomzClub) said...

I didn't know "Koshimbir" meant raita...but no yogurt in there right ?

8:44 AM  
Blogger Mansi said...


first time on your blog...nice recipes and great pics!! will come abck for more!


1:47 PM  
Blogger Ashwini said...

Roopa, Mythili, MT - thanks

Shilpa - our moms really pampered us I think ;-) Thank goodness we have learnt to appreciate every dish now!

Poonam - you wont believe how tasty the radish becomes with a little steaming.

Sandeepa - raita does have yogurt, you are right...but I couldnt think of a better name for the recipe ;-)

Mansi - thanks

7:51 PM  

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