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How to Make Radish Raita (Moolangi Mosaru Gojju) in 10 Minutes

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Radish Raita (Moolangi Mosaru Gojju)

Radish Raita (Moolangi Mosaru Gojju)

Radish Is a Powerhouse of Many Essential Nutrients

Radish raita is made of raw grated radish; hence, all of the root vegetable's wonderful nutrients remain intact. Raw chopped onions give the raita a crunchiness as well as a nice flavor. Adding raw coconut sauce is optional; however, it helps reduce the strong odor of radish and makes the raita more delicious and nutrient-rich.

Although not everyone is partial to radish, it undeniably imparts many health benefits. This root vegetable is a good source of potassium, vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber. It also contains anthocyanins, which help the heart function properly. The potassium helps to lower blood pressure. Vitamin C helps improve immunity. Fiber aids in digestion and bowel movements. And to top it all off, radish is good for skin health and overall hydration.

Serve radish raita with cooked rice. You can use radish raita as a side dish with many types of meals. Enjoy this raita and reap the health benefits!

Cook Time

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10 min

10 min

3 servings

Ingredients

For the raita:

  • 1 cup radish, peeled, grated
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut, grated
  • 1 cup thick curd or yogurt
  • 1 green chili
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

For the tempering:

  • 2 teaspoons ghee or oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal or white lentils
  • a few curry leaves
  • 1/2 dry red chili, broken
  • 2 pinches hing (asafoetida) powder
Radish Raita (Moolangi Mosaru Gojju)

Radish Raita (Moolangi Mosaru Gojju)

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel, and grate the radish. I used one medium-sized radish for making this raita. Collect the gratings in a mixing bowl. Add chopped onions to it.
  2. In a mixer jar, add coconut gratings, mustard seeds, and green chilies. While adding a very small amount of water, grind to get a smooth thick paste. Add it to the same bowl.
  3. Add curd and salt to the bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  4. Make the tempering: Heat ghee or oil in a small pan. Throw in the mustard seeds and let them crackle. Add the white lentils (urad dal), red chili, and curry leaves. When the lentils become golden brown, turn off the heat.
  5. Add hing powder. Mix well. Add this mixture to the raita. Now, your favorite radish raita is ready to serve!
  6. Serve with cooked rice. You can use it as a side dish for all types of meals. This raita is not only nutritious but also soothing to the stomach. Enjoy the taste and reap the health benefits!

Picture Tutorial

Radish

Radish

Step one: Wash, peel, and grate the radish and chop the onions as per instructions.

Step one: Wash, peel, and grate the radish and chop the onions as per instructions.

Collect it in a mixing bowl.

Collect it in a mixing bowl.

Step two: In a mixing jar, add grated coconut, mustard seeds, and green chili. Grind to get a smooth paste. Add water while grinding if needed.

Step two: In a mixing jar, add grated coconut, mustard seeds, and green chili. Grind to get a smooth paste. Add water while grinding if needed.

The paste

The paste

Add the coconut paste to the bowl containing grated radish and chopped onions.

Add the coconut paste to the bowl containing grated radish and chopped onions.

Add thick curd and salt.

Add thick curd and salt.

Mix well.

Mix well.

The raita is ready!

The raita is ready!

Step three: Make the tempering. Heat ghee or oil in a small pan. Throw in mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. Add white lentils, broken red chili, and curry leaves. When the lentils become golden brown, turn off the heat.

Step three: Make the tempering. Heat ghee or oil in a small pan. Throw in mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. Add white lentils, broken red chili, and curry leaves. When the lentils become golden brown, turn off the heat.

Add hing powder and mix well. Add this mixture to the raita. Enjoy eating the delicious and nutritious raita with cooked rice or as a side dish with meals.

Add hing powder and mix well. Add this mixture to the raita. Enjoy eating the delicious and nutritious raita with cooked rice or as a side dish with meals.