Mooli Subzi, Radish Dry Vegetable
Recipe type: Curries
You are sure to enjoy not just the flavour but also the unique mouth-feel of this radish-based dry subzi. Radish by itself is very aromatic and flavour-packed, so just a few spice powders are enough to enhance its flavour to an awesome range! However, what makes this Mooli Subzi truly special is the way the spice powders are combined with besan and added to the semi-cooked vegetable. As the besan mixture cooks along with the radish whites and greens, it develops a deep flavour and aroma, as well as a unique texture, which is very pleasing to the palate. Follow the cooking times exactly as mentioned, to get the perfect texture. Mooli Subzi and Bajra Roti make a great combo.
- ½ cup chopped radish (mooli) whites
- 3 cups shredded radish (mooli) greens
- ½ cup besan (bengal gram flour)
- ½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
- 1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
- ½ tsp chilli powder
- salt to taste
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
- 2 pinches asafoetida (hing)
- Combine the besan, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, salt and 1 tbsp of oil in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
- Heat the remaining 2 tbsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan add the mustard seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and radish whites and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
- Add the radish greens and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring once in between.
- Sprinkle the besan mixture evenly over it, mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes. While stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately.