Thursday, May 19, 2011

Radish Yogurt Dip/Raita(Mullangi Pachidi)



Not many people like radish because of their pungent smell. But they are a  good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C, folate, potassium, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Magnesium. Host of nutrition, right!! But how to include them, there are so many ways like salad, sambar(stew), stuffing inside flat breads, curries and also as raita. This is a very easy and simple to make with no cooking involved except for the tempering.

If you like radish then you will love it. Go for it and let me know what you think about this recipe.



Preparation Time - 5 Minutes

Cooking Time - 2 Minutes

Serves - 2





Ingredients



Tender white medium sized Radish - 1

Salt - 1/2 Tsp

Ginger - 1 inch piece

Yogurt - Thick 1 1/2 Cups (12 oz)



Tempering



Sesame Oil - 1 Tsp

Asafoetida - 1/4 Tsp (do not include if you are trying to be on a gluten free diet)

Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp

Curry leaves - few

Green chilies -1 to 2 or per taste finely chopped

Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp



Method



1) Wash, peel and grate the radish and ginger. Let them sit for 5 minutes.



2) Heat a pan, add a tsp of oil. Once the oil is hot add the mustard seeds and asafoetida powder.

After the mustard seeds stop spluttering add chopped green chilies, curry leaves, turmeric powder.



3) Squeeze out the juice from the grated radish and gulp it down, not much will be there but they are so good for you.



4) Add the grated radish and ginger saute for a second and then switch of the stove.



5) To this add the salt and yogurt and serve immediately. They taste good and smell good when freshly prepared. When made and refrigerated, I feel the pungent smell becomes more pronounced.



29 comments:

Sobha Shyam said...

looks delicious..i don't use radish much..but this is a great recipe..simple and lovely recipe.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

yum, looks so good with your flavored rice :)

sangee vijay said...

As u said I too won't like radish much...but this raitha is something interesting n looks more appealing too...so will try this raitha to sneak the goodness of radish...thanx for the recipe...

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

I haven't really made anything with radishes before but this looks great!

Swathi said...

Radidh pachadi sounds delicious, love to try this one.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow looks absolutely delicious !! wonderful recipe !!

Chaitanya said...

very delicious and healthy too ... yummy..
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aipi said...

Yum n refreshing!
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SouthIndianHome said...

Have never made pachadi with Mullangi. Will try this. Sounds delicious
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sharada said...

hi,
looks so appetizing,heard radish is good to balance all three doshas...so nice way to incorporate them in your diet.I add a bit of coconut to it.

Vimitha Anand said...

Yummy and healthy dip... Would be great with stuffed parathas.

Vardhini said...

Never made this combination before .. Need to try it out sometime soon. Looks yummy too.

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Prathibha said...

Nice color of d pacchadi..looks yumm..

Priya said...

Simply inviting, love this pachadi..

Priti said...

New for me and looks so gud ...that platter looks very yum

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Such a nice idea...I haven't tried radish raita yet...wow wow!! :)

Nandini said...

I love this pachadi! I'd lap it up in a few seconds!

The Weight Watcher said...

Radish raita?! I'd have never imagined... great recipe, though! Maybe this will cure me off my dislike for Mr Daikon Radish!

Raji said...

For me the use of mullangi is limited to sambaar and paratha but this is a nice raita..would give this is a try.

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Miriam said...

Radishes ARE nutrition power houses :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

RS said...

Delicious pachidi :)

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Thanks every body for your nice comments. Sharada that is a nice tip to add coconut. Going to try it next time I make this.

Prathima Rao said...

Such a refreshing & healthy dip!!
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Prathima Shivraj said...

Nice recipe with raddish, will try this.

Maria said...

Such an interesting recipe, I don't think I've ever tried anything like this!

Lavanya Selvaraj said...

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Radha Rayasam said...

Raw radish has so many enzymes. "squeeze it and gulp it down," right advice, full of nutritional goodness :) Tumeric, ginger, radish...such a nutritional powerhouse, must be great with plain rice and ghee. Will add this to my 'to be absolutely tried list.' Wonderful click too.

a girl's diary said...

looks so delicious that I have already forgotten that I hate radish!! Will definitely try this recipe...thanks for sharing :)

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