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Radish Chutney (Moolangi Gojju)

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Radish chutney (moolangi gojju)

Radish chutney (moolangi gojju)

Tasty and Healthy Radish Chutney

Radish chutney (moolangi gojju) is an aromatic, tasty, and nutritious side dish.

Radish is a good source of antioxidants and minerals, including potassium and calcium. This root vegetable may help reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease in humans. Eating raw radish gives you maximum health benefits—and this chutney features sauteed raw radish in addition to other healthy ingredients. The recipe is very quick and easy; it took me only 15 minutes to make.

Serve radish chutney with idli, dosa, roti, paratha, cooked rice, chapati, etc. It makes a tasty side dish with all types of meals.

Cook Time

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8 min

7 min

15 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup radish, grated
  • 2 tablespoons split chickpeas (chana dal)
  • 2 tablespoons white lentils (urad dal)
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 3 dry red chilies, byadigi chilies or less hot variety chilies
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind, soaked in water for 10 minutes
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional, to balance the flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel, and grate the radish. Set aside.
  2. Add oil to a deep-bottomed pan and heat it. Add split chickpeas, white lentils, coriander seeds, curry leaves, and broken dried red chilies.
  3. Saute over medium heat until the lentils become golden brown and crispy.
  4. Add chopped onions. Saute until the onions become pinkish. Add grated radish. Continue to saute for 2 more minutes or until the radish is semi-cooked.
  5. Add grated coconut and mix. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool.
  6. When the mixture reaches room temperature, add it to a mixer jar. Add tamarind, salt, and sugar.
  7. Grind it while adding water as needed to get a smooth, semi-solid chutney.
  8. Transfer the chutney to a serving bowl. No need to add any tempering to this chutney because the ingredients of this chutney have been fried with oil. Adding a tempering will unnecessarily increase the oil content in the chutney.
  9. Serve radish chutney with cooked rice, dosa, idli, chapati, paratha, etc. It goes well as a side dish with all types of meals. Enjoy this tasty and nutritious chutney!

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Peeled radish

Peeled radish

Step one: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add split chickpeas, white lentils, coriander seeds, broken dry red chilies, and curry leaves. Over medium heat, saute until the split chickpeas and lentils become golden brown and crispy.

Step one: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add split chickpeas, white lentils, coriander seeds, broken dry red chilies, and curry leaves. Over medium heat, saute until the split chickpeas and lentils become golden brown and crispy.

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This process takes about 2 minutes.

This process takes about 2 minutes.

Add chopped onions. Saute until the onions become pinkish.

Add chopped onions. Saute until the onions become pinkish.

Add grated radish. Saute the mixture for two more minutes or until the radish is semi-cooked.

Add grated radish. Saute the mixture for two more minutes or until the radish is semi-cooked.

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Add grated coconut and mix well.

Add grated coconut and mix well.

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Turn off heat and allow the mixture to cool.

Turn off heat and allow the mixture to cool.

Step two: When the mixture comes to room temperature, add it to a mixer jar. Add soaked tamarind, salt, and sugar. Grind, adding water as needed, to get semi-solid chutney. Transfer the chutney to a bowl.

Step two: When the mixture comes to room temperature, add it to a mixer jar. Add soaked tamarind, salt, and sugar. Grind, adding water as needed, to get semi-solid chutney. Transfer the chutney to a bowl.

Radish chutney is ready to serve

Radish chutney is ready to serve

Serve this nutritious and delicious chutney with rice, dosa, idli, chapati, paratha, etc. Moolangi gojju makes a delightful side dish for all types of meals. Enjoy!

Serve this nutritious and delicious chutney with rice, dosa, idli, chapati, paratha, etc. Moolangi gojju makes a delightful side dish for all types of meals. Enjoy!

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