Radish and Moong dal curry

radish and moong dal

Radish ,i never knew the red ones would taste so good until i tried cooking with all combinations of indian spices. Try this recipe very simple one,the kids will definitely love it and its healthy too.


  1. Red radish – 12
  2. Moong dal – 1cup
  3. Green chillies – 3
  4. Turmeric – 1/2tsp
  5. Ginger – 1″ inch

For seasoning:

  1. Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  3. Curry leaves – few
  4. Asafoetida – pinch
  5. Oil – 2tsp


  • Soak moong dal for half an hr in a cup of water.
  • Peel and boil the radish in 2cups of water in a cooking pot along with turmeric till they are soft.
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add the seasoning ingredients , after the mustard starts spluttering add green chillies,ginger pieces, boiled radish ,soaked moong dal and salt and cook for another 10 min stirring in between.
  • This curry goes well with plain rice and rasam.

7 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Madhoori
    my cousin likes radishes very much.this is a good one .thanks for sharing this.,can we use white ones?please let me know..


  2. I love red round radishes and Daikon too.Dish looks wonderful.Thanks for the recipe.


  3. Posted by madhoori on March 2, 2007 at 9:14 am

    Hi Swapna,

    Yeah the white ones also tastes equally good with our indian spices(have to scrape off the outer layer a little for white ones and use)Thats what i do.
    Good day!


  4. Posted by madhoori on March 2, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Hi asha,
    Thanku for stopping by and your sweet comment.


  5. GREAT Recipe ,the arrow maker and i loved it,thank you so much….JP


  6. Posted by shobi on September 12, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    madhoori just now i bought red radish and searching for recipes. yours is awesome, for sure ill try and post u the feedback, thanks for the recipe


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