Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mooli Raitha

I'm always on a hunt to find some healthy food for the mid - day hunger pangs ;) . Cucumber slices dusted with chutney podi or pudina podi or any other podi on hand , is my regular solution.
But having run out of this regular fix , I found mooli instead .
So be it ! Necessity is the mother of all inventions , it is said. I conjured up this raitha with the mooli & trust me , it was quite satisfying & tasty too !
I have to mention that I used low fat curds & olive oil for tempering.
I guess , a similar preparation with grated carrot or cucumber would be good as well.
Any other quick - fix solutions for this condition are most welcome !


White radish - 1, grated
Curds - 4 tbsps, whipped lightly
Green chillies - 2 , finely chopped
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
For the tempering -
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard, Jeera , curry leaves
Coriander - 1 tsp , for garnishing.


Mix the grated radish with all the ingredients .
Temper the raitha & garnish with coriander .
Serve with paratas, Rotis etc.

This is participating in the 'no cook ' event at seduce your taste buds


  1. i am always on the lookout for more dishes with mooli..this sounds great...and so cooling.

  2. Wow! sounds just yummy. But how do I counter the pungent taste of the radish? Do you directly add to the curds or do you stand them for a while?

  3. You'll be surprised to know that the strong flavor of the mooli is not at all felt in the raitha. It left me also wondering about this magic !

  4. wow, nice raita, a great change from the regular once..we could also try it with red radish for more color.

  5. Nice helthy raita..I often make this with lauuki or raw papaya or cucumber

  6. Great yet unique recipe!

    Just happened to find your all the interesting variety of recipes!

    I believe in cooking food that is good as well as good for you! Looks like you share the same kind of philosophy!

    Look forward to more of the same!