Monday, September 15, 2014

Radish Lentil Stir Fry

#RadishLentilStirFry : #Radish is a tap root vegetable just like carrot. Its a  watery vegetable and widely used in the preparation of salads. It is slightly hot and sweet in taste with a very distinct flavor. It is one of the best vegetables suitable for making tasty sambar.
If stir fry is done with this vegetable, it will become soggy after some time since its a watery vegetable.So we are going to add lentils which get soaked in the water that oozes out of grated radish.
Here comes the recipe.

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes

Mullangi Paruppu poriyal [ radish lentil stir fry ]

250 gmas                            Radish
1 small size                        Onion, chop nicely
2 Tsp                                  Coriander leaves chopped finely
2  stalks                              Spring Onion, chop nicely [ optional ]
3 Tsp                                  Capsicum finely chopped [ optional ]
5 - 6                                    Curry leaves
1/4 cup                               Green gran split
2 Tsp                                  Gram dhal
3/4 Tsp                               Salt[ adjust ]
2 pinches                            Turmeric powder [ optional ]
3 Tsp                                  Coconut scrap

Radish grated

To Temper :
1 Tsp                                  Mustard seeds
1 or 2                                  Red chilly, break into pieces
2 Tsp                                  Black gram split [ urad dhal ]
1 Tsp                                  Oil

Method :
Remove skin of Radish. Grate using a carrot grater.
Transfer into a wide mouthed vessel/basin.
Wash split green gram [ moong dhal ] and gram dhal in a small bowl and drain water completely.
Add washed lentils and salt to the grated radish.

Lentils added to grated radish

Mix well and keep aside for half an hour.

After half an hour the lentils would have got soaked well with water that oozes out of radish.

Now heat a kadai on a stove with oil over a medium flame.
Crackle mustard seeds and then add red chilly pieces and split black gram.
Roast until black gram turns golden brown.

Add onion, curry leaves, 3/4th of spring onion and 3/4th of coriander.
Saute until onion turns slightly pink.
Now squeeze out excess water from radish lentil mix and add into the kadai.
Adjust salt and stir well keeping the flame at high.
Keep it in mind that we have already added salt in the radish lentil mixture.

Radish Lentil Stir Fry

After a few seconds reduce the flame and close the kadai with a lid.
Grated radish  would take very less time to cook.
Open the lid when its done add coconut scrap.
Stir well by keeping the flame at high.

Radish Lentil Stir Fry

Stir continuously until water evaporates.
Turn off the stove and transfer into a serving bowl.

Radish Lentil Stir Fry

Tasty radish stir fry with lentil, a good side dish for sambar and rasam rice.

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