Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mullangi Leaves(Radish Greens) Pacchadi

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Radish greens have very strong flavor when compared to any other greens and that is the reason I never bothered to even make it at home.I tried making curry out of it pairing it with ajwain once and did not like it because of it's strong flavor.Recently my M-I-L made this chutney assuring that I would not find any smell in this chutney and as she said,this pacchadi did not have any strong flavor of radish and we thoroughly enjoyed it with hot rice and ghee.Selecting tender greens and frying it in oil will remove the smell completely,try it out if you are a radish lover.
Ingredients:
1 bunch tender Radish greens,finely chopped
5-6 Green chillies,slit
3-4 Garlic pods
a small amla sized Tamarind
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard
2 tsp Urad dal
1 tsp Chana dal
1 tsp Sesame seeds
2 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

for tadka:
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Urad dal
a sprig of Curry leaves
2 Red chillies,broken
a pinch of Hing
2 tbsp Oil
Method:
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds and slightly crackle them.Add jeera,urad dal and chana dal and fry until they turn slight brown in color.
  • Add slit green chillies,garlic pods and sesame seeds and fry well.Slightly cool the mixture.
  • Meanwhile in another kadai heat 1 tbsp oil and add radish greens and close it with lid(with some water) and steam cook it over low-medium flame.It takes 12-15 mins to cook completely and they get wilt.
  • Add tamarind and salt to the greens and cook again for 3-4 mins.Slightly cool the mixture.
  • Grind the roasted spices to a coarse powder first and then add sauteed greens and grind in whipper mode until you get a coarse paste.Do not add water while grinding it.
  • In a kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and crackle mustard seeds and add urad dal,red chillies and curry leaves to it and a fry.Add ground chutney to it and fry well over low flame until the chutney leaves the edges and does not stick to the pan.
Serve it with hot rice and ghee.

Notes:
  1. The radish greens should be absolutely tender otherwise the chutney would have strong flavor of radish.
  2. Frying the ground chutney in oil at the end is an important step otherwise the radish smell would dominate in the chutney.

33 comments:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A very new dish to me...I have only prepared stir fry with it...Will try this yummy looking dish next time...Lovely clicks...

Chitra said...

never used radish greens b4...but this pachadi looks good...

Sudha Sabarish said...

Totally new to me and a healthy one too.

Radhika said...

I like the serving suggestion. Made me very hungry as i did not have b.fast yet. Lucky you could get hold of the leaves.

Tina said...

Delicious and mouthwatering...Nice clicks too...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy and yummy pachadi

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Mullangi leaves Pachadi Luks delicious.Healthy recipe indeed.

Raji said...

I always discard radish greens but this pachadi looks great..would give this a try.

Ambreen said...

Nice green chutney! We make radish & radish leaves curry, but chutney sounds interesting.

Kaveri said...

I always wanted to used the radish leaves in my cooking but will wondering what to do with it...This is a nice pachadi..will surely try it.

Priya said...

Wow pachadi with radish greens looks fingerlicking..wat a brilliant idea.

Jay said...

hearty n delicious pachadi..;)
Tasty Appetite

Sushma Mallya said...

This is something very new to me...I have yet to try this ....Wish u and ur family a very happy Diwali:)

Shri said...

thankyou for the tip Prathiba; first with radish leaves. Sounds delicious with ghee and rice.

Sravs said...

Wonderful delicious Chutney !!

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jeyashrisuresh said...

we make a similar one with beetroot. this is quite interesting and healthy too

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I haven't tried making chutney with radish before..the chutney looks tasty and would be a ideal side for iddle and dosa:)

Nisha said...

nice chutney ,loved the color

R said...

what a yummy condiment.

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy & flavorful..Love it!!
Prathima Rao
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Krithi's Kitchen said...

Super healthy chutney.. love the idea of using radish leaves... the table mat is so good..
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Smitha said...

very healthy and different for sure!...never tried this before!

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks healthy and delicious

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice recipe and loved your clicks!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

I make sambar using these greens, but chutney is such a lovely idea. Looks fantastic.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is very new and looks wonderful !!!

DEESHA said...

I love radish but I've never tried it's greens. Nice chutney

divya said...

looks so yum n makes me hungry...love it !!!

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zareena.b said...

oh.. didn't knew that radish greens can be used to prepare yummy dishes. This looks yumm.

Rajee Mani said...

Pachadi looks great. Hot rice , ghee and pachadi sounds extremely yummy :-)

Suhaina said...

wow..this is so new to me..looks yummy and delish...wonderful clicks too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks- I tried this chutney with a dash of onion and tomato. sprinkle 2 Oz gin at the end, it is awsome!

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