Moolangi/ Radish Chutney

I was not familiar with the pink radishes when i was in India.. Never can remember ever finding them even in Nilgiris, Brigade road..But they are so cute and pretty i wanted to try then. So i adapted it to an age old recipe from Karnataka .. that my mom, my grand mother all have made so many times. Besides this is a dish that does not need a lot of cooking. So it is best for hot sunny days when standing in front of the stove is not actually a good idea.

Radish- pink 1 pack
Coconut grated 2 tbsp (up to 4 tbsp can be added)
Green chillies 4 and above
Tamarind 1 tsp
Jaggery (size of half a lime)
mustard 1/4 tsp
oil 2 tsp
Hing one big pinch
Fresh Coriander
Jeera 1/2 tsp

  • Remove the top and bottom of the radish and chop them into quarters. Keep it aside. 
  • Slit the green chillies.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Drop the mustard, jeera Hing and green chillies. Toss it around for about a minute. Add the radishes. Toss for a 8-10 minutes. Remover from heat and cool.
  • When cool, combine it with the other ingredients in a blender and puree it to combine everything into a coarse paste.Serve with hot rice.


Unknown said...

yummmmm,,,, thank u very much .. will surely try this one

EC said...

chutney with raddish..sounds good

Geeta Kakade said...


This sounds interesting. Your mention of Nilgiris made me homesick for Bangalore.
Like you I too grew up in the North and Maharashtra,an Army brat.
My parents finally settled near Bangalore by the time I left.
Do visit my blog if you can spare a minute and leave a comment.

Geeta Kakade said...

Forgot to leave my blog address:

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