Mooli Chutney: White Radish Chutney

28 Aug

Mooli Chutney

You can play "guess the secret ingredient" with this mooli chutney (white radish chutney) recipe. When cooked and blended with other ingredients, white radish sheds its sharp sting, taking on a gentle pungency instead. The end result is an exotically flavorful chutney.

Radish Chutney

You Need:

To saute together:

  • Chana dal – 1 tablespoon
  • Dry red chilies – 3
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

To saute separately:

  • White radish – 200 grams (2 cups when chopped)
  • Tamarind – 1 coin-sized ball
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

Chopped Radish, Chana Dal, Dry Red Chilies

How To Make Mooli Chutney:

1. Saute together:

Heat a teaspoon of oil. Add to the oil cumin seeds and when they splutter, add asafoetida powder, dry red chilies and chana dal.

Chana Dal Frying

Toast the ingredients on low flame, stirring regularly, till the dal turns brown.

Take the ingredients out into a chutney grinder, and let cool.

2. Cook the radish:

Peel and chop radish to 1-cm cubes. Add half a teaspoon of salt to the radish cubes, toss and set aside for 15 minutes. When salted, radish cubes will ooze out water. Squeeze out the water from the radish [Tip: Don’t discard the water – use it to knead chapatis].

In the same pan that you used for step 1, heat a teaspoon of oil. Add the cubed radish along with tamarind and salt.

Radish Cooking

Cook covered on medium heat for 6-7 minutes, or till the radish has softened.

Let the cooked radish cool to room temperature.

3. Grind:

Grind the ingredients from step 1 first.

Chana Dal Ground

Then add the cooked radish to the grinder.

Chana Dal Ground, with Cooked Radish

Grind everything together.

Mooli Chutney in Grinder

Mooli chutney is ready.

Mooli Chutney - White Radish Chutney

Serve mooli chutney on the side with any Indian meal.

Mooli Chutney, Chaulai Saag, Dal, Methi Dahi

In the pic above: mooli chutney with chaulai saag, methi dahi, toor dal with ghee, and chapatis.


For variation, add a fistful of chopped fresh coriander leaves while grinding the chutney.

Looking for more radish recipes? Try mooli lachha sabzi (grated radish stir fry) and aloo mooli kadhi.

4 Responses to “Mooli Chutney: White Radish Chutney”

  1. Vegan Recipes September 1, 2016 at 5:10 AM #

    This look so delicious! I need to try this, thank you for this great recipe! :)

    • S September 5, 2016 at 1:43 PM #

      Glad you like it :-)

  2. Sahana September 21, 2016 at 2:11 PM #

    Awesome…something simple n different..gonna try this today..

    • S September 21, 2016 at 7:27 PM #

      Great! Hope you like how it turns out :-)

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