With the Mega BM starting today in Spice your Life! I knew I might end up forgetting to post here. As I will not be doing the weekly posts, I decided I might as well make something for this space as well. Radish as such is not a very appealing vegetable, though it's very healthy. Until few years back we have not been using this vegetable in anything other than Sambar.
Even the first time we actually started liking this in sambar was when we gone to Coonoor and had the house cook, make Mullangi Sambar
for us. The chill climate and the hot sambar made such a heavenly combination. After that this features normally as sambar, and later even stopped because of the smell it lets out during cooking.
Off late we started making stir fries, then as kootus. Then we even made a Radish chutney
and it was amazing. We even make a stir fry that seem to be missing
from my blogs. Today's recipe is a dal kootu or made with lentils and
packs a high protein dish. The most appealing factor is that one
wouldn't even know it is Radish in it.
I normally make this as dry side dish served with Sambar or dal. Or even pack it for office as side dish for rotis. Either ways this tastes so good.
Enjoy with your sambar or roti as side dish!
Mullangi Paruppu Kootu
Radish / Mullangi - 2 cups
Channa Dal - 3/4 cup
Toor Dal - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Mustard Seeds, Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves handful
Tomatoes - 1 medium
Green Chili - 1
Red Chili - 1
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
How to make Mullangi Paruppu Kootu
Wash and peel the radish, chop into 1/2 inch pieces, add enough water and pressure cook. Make sure you don't over cook it. Once the pressure falls down, drain the water and keep the vegetable aside.
Wash and soak the dals in enough water.
Drain and use the water used for pressure cooking radish and in the same water add dals, pressure cook till soft.
Now heat a kadai with oil, temper with mustard, urad dal, curry leaves, green chilies, dry red chilies. Saute till
Then add chopped tomatoes, add salt and red chili powder. Add the dried vegetables.Saute well.
Now add the cooked dals, combine well and add enough water or remaining water from boiled dals, and bring to boil.
Finally add grated coconut and simmer for 5 mins.
Serve with rice or roti.