Tuesday, September 26, 2017

MULANGI BATATE SUKKE ( RADISH & POTATO SUKKE)

MULANGI BATATE SUKKE ( RADISH & POTATO SUKKE)

Radish, which we call Mulangi in Konkani, is a commonly available vegetable in India. I make use of radish from time to time as it has numerous health benefits and can be used to make a variety of dishes. Elsewhere in this blog , for example, you will find recipes for Radish Sambar, Radish Chutney, and Radish & Tomato Salad.

Today's recipe is for Mulangi Batate Sukke, a side dish made with radish and potatoes.




Ingredients:
  • Medium sized Mulangi, 3-4 or 350 gms
  • Medium-sized Potatoes, 2
  • Large-sized Onion, 1
  • Fresh Coconut Gratings, 1/2 cup
  • Byadgi Red Chillies, 5 
  • Tamarind, size of a small marble
  • Coriander Seeds, 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
Method:

Wash and peel the radish and cut them into cubes
Wash and peel the potatoes, cut them into cubes and place them in water to prevent them for getting discoloured
Peel and chop the onion 
Roast the red chillies in a little oil till they become crisp. Keep aside
Separately roast the coriander seeds till they turn golden. Keep aside
Heat oil in  thick bottomed kadhai and when it gets hot add the mustard seeds
After they splutter, add the chopped onion and saute till it becomes transparent
To this add the radish and cook covered on medium flame after sprinkling a little water
When the radish is half cooked, add the potatoes, add salt and cook covered till they are done 
In a mixer, grind together coconut gratings along with the roasted red chillies, tamarind and roasted coriander seeds to form a paste, which is a little coarse (it should not be fine) adding just the required amount of water
Add this ground paste to the cooked radish and potatoes and mix well
Cook on medium flame till the ground paste gets well blended with the radish and potatoes
Serve hot with rotis/chapatis or with rice and dal