How long it takes: 45 mins
Number of servings: 2-3
Mulangi/Mooli / Radish is a popular ingredient in South Indian cuisine – especially in sambar where brinjal or white radish are favoured vegetables. It can be a polarizing topic of conversation – its pungent odour versus its unique flavour and aroma. Mooli paratha has given radish instant fame and acceptability, and radish is also used in salads. The salad is usually prepared in combination with onions and has a unique taste. Nutritionally, white radish has excellent value and its greens are kidney-friendly. Mulangi curry is simple to make and a pleasure for radish-loving taste buds. Here is my version of Radish curry.
What you need to have:
1. Fresh white radish chopped – 2 cups
2. Moong dal – 1/4 cup Moongdal & chopped white radish
Ingredients of Seasoning & Garnishing:
1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon
2. Chick peas dal – 1 Teaspoon
3. Green chilly – 2-3
4. Asafoetida powder – 1/2 Teaspoon
5. Curry leaves – 2 Sprigs
6. Chopped cilantro – A handful
7. Fresh grated coconut – A handful
8. Lemon juice – 1/2 Teaspoon
9. Cooking oil – 3-4 Teaspoons Ingredients of seasoning & garnishing
What you do with what you have:
1. Wash, peel and chop radish into small bite size pieces and keep aside. Chop green chilly, grate coconut, wash and chop cilantro as well and keep aside as shown in image-1 and 2.
2. Soak Moongdal in water for about 15 minutes. Add chopped radish to it and cook in the cooker till done.
3. Place a wide pan with 2 Teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame. When hot, add mustard seeds to it. Also, add chick peas dal to it and fry till done. Seasoning in progress
3. When done, add chopped green chilly, asafoetida powder and curry leaves to it and fry. Seasoning in progress
4. When done, add cooked moong dal-radish mix. Also add salt and required quantity of water to bring it to the required consistency. Add grated coconut and chopped cilantro from step-1 and squeeze lemon juice on top. Ready to serve Mulangi curry
5. Transfer it to a serving bowl and enjoy hot with either rice and dal or even with Rasam rice. One can even relish with Chapati. A closer view of mulangi curry
How long it takes: 45 minutes
Number of servings: 2-3
Good to remember:
1. White radish should be tender, else it won’t cook well.
2. It is better the chilly used for this dish be of the spicier variety, since no chilli powders are being used.
3. Both the veggie and dal should be cooked well to gain texture to the dish.