Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Radish / Mullangi Fry

Its amazing to see and learn the difference in the different cuisines in India. Even simple thing is so different. The best example is this Radish Fry that I picked up from Summe's blog with whom I am paired for this month's Blog Hop.

I never heard of Radish fry until I saw this recipe in her blog. For me Radish is ONLY to be used in Sambar. I don’t remember having it in any other form / dish.

In our house, for every vegetable fry, dry red chillies and cumin seeds are a must. I was surprised that Sumee didn't use either. Also, she used Coriander Powder which is not used in our house. Curious to know the taste, I decided to try it out. I am so glad I tried it out. We totally relished it. We had guests over the weekend and they enjoyed it as well (atleast they told me so).

I didn't use jaggery and crushed garlic instead of mincing it. I also changed some measurements. Here's my version.

Serves: 4 - 5


2 Medium (approx 600gms) White Radish - chopped to bite sized pieces
1 Onion - finely chopped
4 Garlic Cloves - crushed
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
2 tbsp Grated Coconut
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Urad Dal
1 sprig Curry Leaves
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

  1. Heat Oil in a pan and add Mustard Seeds.
  2. Once they splutter, add the Urad Dal.
  3. When it starts changing colour, add the crushed Garlic and fry it.
  4. Once the Galic turns golden brown, add the Onions and Curry Leaves, mix and fry till the Onions turns golden.
  5. Now add the Salt, Turmeric, Red Chilli and Coriander Powders and mix well.
  6. Then add the Radish, mix well and cover and cook.
  7. Keep tossing the Radish and add a few table spoons of water if necessary.
  8. Once the Radish is almost done, add the Grated Coconut, mix and cook till Radish is done.
  9. Serve hot with roti / rice.

Do check out what the other Blog Hoppers are doing this month.


  1. looks yummy, my FIL is a huge fan of radish, will try to make for him some time

  2. Radish is not one of my favourite veggies, but the dish looks yummy...experts say in India language, culture, food habits change every 12 there is almost an infinite number of food styles to discover in India, let alone the rest of the world :-)

  3. Like u i have made only in sambhar & never heard of the curry.. looks different & nice.. Blog hooped my way here... following you now! Do drop by my space sometime :)

  4. Hey Shweta.. thanks for trying this. It's one of our easy to go fry.. glad u liked it.

  5. Hi Swetha, thank you for the visit and for the lovely thought. I love mooli and make parathas but never tried a curry. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Happy to follow you for more exciting one..

  6. Looks different and delicious!!!! Will try soon.

  7. my mom makes something similar, though she also adds potatoes & peas to it; looks yum

  8. I too have never made curry with radish and thanks for unearthing this recipe Swetha.

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