Tangy Spicy Radish

Radish is a vegetable that I used to runaway from. Aayi would be surprised when she finds out this is a vegetable I almost always pickup these days. I use it in simple side dishes, sambars and in dals. This time, I wanted to be a little more adventurous. I got this idea of using a pickle masala for radishes and immediately gave it a try. The dish came out delicious.

2 cups chopped radish(mulangi)
1 tea spn chana dal
1 tea spn + 1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
1/4 tea spn methi (fenugreek) seeds
A pinch asafoetida
1/2 tea spn tamarind extract
1 tea spn red chilli powder
5-6 curry leaves

Heat oil and add chana dal, 1 tea spn mustard seeds, methi seeds, asafoetida. Coarsely powder it (if there are some pieces remaining in powder, it is okay).
Heat oil, add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves, radish, salt and a little water. When the pieces are almost half cooked, add chilli powder, the prepared powder, tamarind and mix well. Cook till radish is done and all water is absorbed.
Serve hot as a side dish with rice or chapati.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 20mins

27 thoughts on “Tangy Spicy Radish”

  1. hi shilpa…..that dish looks really yummy!
    will definitely try it soon….but when should u add that powder which u prepared?pls clarify!!

  2. Nice recipe shilpa. I love radish too. Will surely try this one. When do you add the powdered masala–at the end when radishes are half cooked?

    Thanks for lovely recipes. Keep it up.

  3. wow! i liked it very much. by the way may i ask u that can i use vinegar instead of tamarind juice? as both acts as sharpner and perservative. pls advice me.

  4. Oooh! I like these nonche-esque dishes! 🙂 This is my first time seeing radish in such a dish- nice one! I love radishes…what type did you use?

    I wouldn’t use vinegar either…lime juice would be better if no tamarind is to be had.

  5. Hi Shilpa,

    Honestly, This is a great site!.. I keep coming back to it whenever I want to try something new .. Thanks for giving it to us!.. Want to try this Radish out!( I hated Radish too !)
    U should try Grating Radish and make a Talasani, using Lots of Crushed Garlic and Chilli Powder. It is quick and easy and tastes Heavenly)
    Dieng to try out this new dish!

  6. Hi ,
    This is a vry gud recipe for radish…tried this twice..came out really v,yummy,,ur site is very gud…always come here for the recipes of our hometown …

  7. Hi Shilpa,

    I am also an amchi from Mlore and your site is having varities other than konkani dishes. I want to try this dish too.. But is it ok to use White radish? As i have never seen red radishes in my life. please let me know

  8. Hi Shilpa,

    I was just browsing for regular recipes and found your blog..I have always done mulangi sambar and wanted to try something different..I tried this dish last night and my hubby who is very picky loved the dish. It was very tasty and juicy! Thank you 🙂

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