Radishes are rich in folic acid, potassium, Vitamin B6, Copper and Calcium. Radish cures the people suffering from constipation. It is a very good cleansing vegetable for our digestive system. Usually Radishes are eaten as raw or used in salads, raitas. This vegetable can be used for preparing many other dishes like parathas, sambar and sabzis. Radish leaf can also be used in preparing salad.
Here I give you the recipe of Radish or Mooli Raita. It is simple to prepare and very tasty too. Grate the peeled radish, add salt, curd, coriander leaves and mix and add the seasonings. It can be served with chapati, rice or even can be eaten as it is. I have used sun dried green chillies to the seasoning; it enhances the taste of the raita. As the radish is little spicy in taste I use sun dried chilli in seasoning. Green chilli can be directly used if one wants raita to be too spicy.
- Grated Radish or Mooli – 1 Cup
- Curd or Plain Yogurt – 1/2 Cup
- Chopped Coriander Leaves / Cilantro
- Oil – 1/2 tsp
- Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
- White Lenthils / Urad Dal – 1/4 tsp
- Curry Leaves – 5-6
- Red Chilli or Sundried Green Chilli – 1
Time to Prepare: 10 min
How to make Radish or Mooli Raita:
- Peel the radish and grate it with medium size grater.
- Clean the Coriander Leaves/Cilantro and chop them finely. Chop the chillies into mini rings.
- In a salad bowl mix the grated Radish, Salt, Curd and finely chopped Coriander Leaves/Cilantro.
- Heat Oil in a frying pan, add Mustard Seeds, once it splutter/Crackle add White Lentils/Urad Dal and fry until they turn golden in colour.
- Now add Curry Leaves and chopped Chillies and fry for a minute.
- Then add this seasoning to the salad bowl and mix well. Now Radish or Mooli Raita is ready.
Serve this with Chapati or Rice or one can have as it is.
1. People suffering from constipation can better use seeded red chilli instead of green chilli.
2. For more aroma use asafoetida and quarter tsp jeera while seasoning.