Wednesday, February 7, 2024



Along with fresh carrots, what caught my eye in our nearby department store were bunches of white radish. They looked so attractive that I had to buy some! 

Of course, Radish called Mooli in Hindi, Mullangi in Kannada and Tamil is not new to us. I make dishes with radish once in awhile as this commonly available root vegetable is strong in antioxidants and hence has several health benefits

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

Today's recipe is for a simple, easy to make Mullangi Kosambari -which roughly translates to Radish Salad- from my Home State of Karnataka. This is served as a side dish to the main meal. 

Do try this out and I am sure you will like it as much as we do! 


  • Radish, medium-sized, 2 
  • Lemon, Juice, from 1/2 a lemon
  • Green Chillies,  2
  • Curry Leaves, 10
  • Mustard Seeds, 1/4 tsp
  • Urad Dal, 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves, finely chopped, 1 tbsp
  • Fresh Coconut Gratings, 1/4 cup
  • Oil, 2 tsp
  • Salt, to taste


    Discard the greens from the radish
    Chop the green chillies
    Wash, peel and grate the radish ( to yield about 1 cup )
    Place the grated radish in a bowl, add the lemon juice and salt. Mix well. 
    Heat oil in a small pan and on medium heat add the mustard seeds, when they splutter add urad dal and saute till the dal changes colour
    To this add the chopped green chillies and curry leaves and saute for a few seconds 
    Switch off the gas and pour this seasoning on to the grated radish in the bowl. Mix well. 
    Finally, add fresh coconut gratings and finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well. 

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