Tuesday, January 25, 2022



Today's recipe - Mullangi Palya- is for a yummy side dish made with radish. In Kannada, radish is known as "Mullangi" while "Palya" in Kannada roughly translates to a curry or side dish. 

This commonly available root vegetable is known as Mooli in Hindi and is strong in antioxidants .

Here is an article about the numerous  health benefits of radish. 

Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for other dishes made with radish, such as:-

I have adapted this from Radish Fry or Mullangi Palya by Rekha Aduge. 
We enjoyed this a lot with hot chappatis. I hope you will, too.


  • Mullangi (Radish),  2 
  • Mustard Seeds, 1/4
  • Cumin Seeds, 1/4 tsp
  • Urad Dal, 1 tsp
  • Garlic Cloves, 8
  • Green Chillies, 3
  • Onion, 1
  • Curry Leaves, a few
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, 1 and 1/2  tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Coconut Gratings, 2 to 3 tbsp - for garnish
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, for garnish 
To Be Ground To A Coarse Powder:- 
  • Urad Dal, (Black Gram Dal), 2 tbsp
  • Dry Byadgi Red Chillies, 2

Wash the radish thoroughly and snip off the two ends
Peel the radish and chop them.
Peel and chop the onion
Lightly crush the garlic cloves
Cut the green chillies

Dry roast the urad dal along with the dry red chillies in a kadhai till it changes colour and turns slightly golden
Allow it to cool
Transfer to a small mixer jar and grind to a coarse powder in pulse mode
Keep this ground powder aside

Heat oil in the same kadhai and on medium heat add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds
When they splutter add the urad dal and fry till it turns golden in colour
To this add the lightly crushed garlic cloves and the cut green chillies
Saute till the it gives off a good aroma
Next add the chopped onions and curry leaves
Sauté for 30 seconds then add the chopped radish, turmeric powder, and salt to taste. Mix well and sauté for 2 minutes
Add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water 
Cover and cook the radish on medium flame stirring from time to time for about 5 minutes or till it gets done and the water evaporates
Add the freshly ground powder of urad and chillies and mix well
Switch off the gas and garnish with fresh coconut gratings and finely chopped coriander leaves
Transfer to serving bowl
Serve the Mullangi Palya as a side dish with rice or chappatis 

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