Red Radish Dry Curry | Red Radish Poriyal

This is a simple Red Radish dry curry or as we say in Tamil Sivappu Mullangi Poriyal. This is a no onion no garlic curry but with the hint of  coconut. All we need to do is steam the veggie, temper it with spices and add grated coconut. Its as simple as that. The highlight of this recipe is that these radishes are home grown. Yes, they are from my backyard. The joy of harvesting our own veggies and cooking the same is exceptional.

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I love gardening, yet another interest that I inherited from my mom. As I mentioned in my previous posts, I was born and bought in typical Agraharam house and enjoyed the luxury of backyard with coconut trees and lot of other trees. We didn’t grow many vegetables though. Even after moving to Chennai, my parents built balcony garden from scratch. So when I came to US, I set up my balcony garden only with roses and tomatoes and in our previous house tried some vegetables but failed miserably. Then with constant move, I didn’t do much of gardening. But now with a pretty decent size backyard, this spring I couldn’t stop myself. So bought a raised bed from amazon and planted carrots and radishes and got a great yield, which pushed me to plant cucumbers, zucchinis and corns now. Let’s see how it goes. I will soon start a series of backyard and share all the mishaps and success stories of my backyard.
RedRadishCurry     Here is the washed and cleaned radish obtained from my backyard. I have to confess here that cleaning root vegetables right after harvesting is not that easy.

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As I have already tried and posted Slow Cooker Red Radish Sambar, I was planning to try some salads and some curries with this bunch. But then ended up making this simple day-to-day dry curry or poriyal that goes well with rasam rice or sambar rice. Here are my other radish recipes,

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I usually don’t peel the skin for red radish and also they get cooked faster. I approximately had 5 cups of chopped red radish, so this is what I tried,

Ingredients:

  • Chopped Red Radish – 5 cups
  • Oil – 2 tsps
  • Mustard Seeds – 2 tsps
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Hing – ½ tsp
  • Dried Red Chilies – 4
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt – 2 tsps
  • Water – 3 to 4 tbsps
  • Grated Coconut – 1/3 cup

Prep Work:

  • Wash the red radish and chop them into small cubes.
  • Break the red chilies and set aside.

Steps:

  • Heat the kadai and add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal.
  • As they start to splutter, add the broken red chilies, hing and curry leaves.

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  • Fry for a minute and then add the chopped red radish.

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  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Now sprinkle 3 tbsps of water and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes remove the lid and the radish skin would have turned pink by now.

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  • Now cook until all the water evaporates and once the water is all evaporated add the grated coconut and mix well.

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  • Cook for another two minutes and that’s it, the curry is ready.

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Notes:

  • Adjust red chilies as per your preference. Green chilies can be used too, or you can skip chilies and add about 1 tsp of sambar powder or red chilli powder for spice.
  • Adjust salt as per your taste.
  • Red radish gets cooked faster, so do not cover and cook more than 7 minutes.
Red Radish Dry Curry | Red Radish Poriyal
A simple no onion no garlic South Indian style poriyal or dry curry prepared with red radish with the hint of coconut.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. Chopped Red Radish – 5 cups
  2. Oil – 2 tsps
  3. Mustard Seeds – 2 tsps
  4. Urad dal – 1 tsp
  5. Channa dal – 1 tsp
  6. Hing – ½ tsp
  7. Dried Red Chilies – 4
  8. Curry leaves – few
  9. Salt – 2 tsps
  10. Water – 3 to 4 tbsps
  11. Grated Coconut – 1/3 cup
Prep Work
  1. Wash the red radish and chop them into small cubes.
  2. Break the red chilies and set aside.
Steps
  1. Heat the kadai and add oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal.
  3. As they start to splutter, add the broken red chilies, hing and curry leaves.
  4. Fry for a minute and then add the chopped red radish.
  5. Add salt and mix well.
  6. Now sprinkle 3 tbsps of water and cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. After 5 minutes remove the lid and the radish skin would have turned pink by now.
  8. Now cook until all the water evaporates and once the water is all evaporated add the grated coconut and mix well.
  9. Cook for another two minutes and that’s it, the curry is ready.
Notes
  1. Adjust red chilies as per your preference. Green chilies can be used too, or you can skip chilies and add about 1 tsp of sambar powder or red chilli powder for spice.
  2. Adjust salt as per your taste.
  3. Red radish gets cooked faster, so do not cover and cook more than 7 minutes
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