Radish is low in calories and in fat, is high in antioxidants and helps regulate digestion. This very healthy and very delicious dish that can be served with chappatis and rice. Mullangi or Radish used to be the vegetable that can smell while cooking. Radish tastes great and good for health. I generally make chutney out of these which is also yummy but today I was in no mood for a chutney so I made poriyal out of it.
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Recipe Type: Side dish for rice
· Radish(grated) – 4 no’s
· Oil-1 tsp
· Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
· Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
· Channa dal -1 tbsp.
· Onions -2 no’s
· Green chilies- 2 no’s (slit)
· Curry leaves -2 sprigs
· Grated coconut -1 tbsp.
· Salt – to taste
· Fresh cilantro –few sprigs
1. Wash the radish and peel of the skin. Grate the mullangi and chop the onions, green chilies. Add mustard when the oil becomes hot. Add Chana dal and cumin when the mustard starts to splutter.
2. Fry till the dals turn to golden brown. And add onion, chilies and curry leaves. Fry till the onions become soft. After a while add grated radish. Cover and cook till the gratings become soft.
3. Add salt and coriander leaves. Cook for a few more minutes. Switch-off the stove.
Sambar, paruppu rasam
Lemon juice can be added after switching off the flame.
Radishes are very nutritious as they are a good source of vitamin b6, magnesium, copper, calcium and riboflavin.
They are also very rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid and potassium.