Saturday, March 7, 2009

Radish fry with moong dal

Radish fry with moong dal is very tasty and you can serve this as a side dish.Radishes are delicious as taste in salads or even by themselves. After reading this, you may have found a new reason to consider adding radishes to your diet.

Health Benefits of Radishes :

1.Radishes are rich in ascorbic acid,folic acid and potassium. They are a good source of VitaminB6, riboflavin,magnesium,copper and calcium.

2.Ideal for dieters:radishes are very low in calories,they are also very low in fat.

3.High in Vitamin C

4.Regulates Digestion.

5.It prevents cancer due to the high amount of antioxidants that they contain.


Radish/Mullangi-1/2 kg

Moong dal-1/8 kg

green chilli-4

dry red chilli-4

oil-6 tsp

shredded coocnut-2 tsp

curry leaves

garlic-4 pods

sugar-1 tsp

salt to taste

turmeric powder

Coriander leaves for garnishing-optional,seasoning ingredients(talimpu)


1.Soak moong dal in water abt 1/2 hr.In the mean time Wash the radish/mullangi thoroughly and peel it if you feel they are dirty.Grate the radish using grater and take this grated radish into a bowl.

2.Grind green chilies in to a corase paste and keep it aside.

3.Once the dal is soaked ,add this dal to the grated radish and add salt and turmeric powder too and keep it aside for half an hour.I have added very less turmeric powder but you can add more so that the dish looks colorful.

4.Take a pan,heat oil and add al tadaka/talimpu/seasonig ingredients and fry for a 2 min and then squeeze the water from grated radish and put that dry mixture into the pan.

5.Fry it on low flame and dont forget to put the lid on pan.Once the whole mixture is cooked,At last add shredded coconut and green chilli paste and fry for 2 min then switch off the stove.

6.Garnish with coriander leaves.This you can eat with either chapathi or rice.


  1. This sounds great will try it out soon...

  2. Recipe sounds great Lavanya...moong dal is a nice addition.

  3. Radish is realllly good for health, isnt it? I wouldnt have known it if you hadnt posted it. Thanks for sharing Lavanya! Will definitely include it in my cooking.

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  4. hey Lavanya ...nice recipe Thanks soo much for new and yummy recipe ..
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  5. hey its simply delicious and looks very new for me!