Radish curries seem to be the rage. It is searched on google pretty often. I think most people do not know what to do with radishes, like me. Hence,google to the rescue. This is probably the best dish that I have made with radishes so far. If you have come up with something better with radishes, leave a comment below.
I was browsing the net a while back and came across many kofta recipes. Usually koftas consist mainly of potatoes or paneer (cottage cheese) in them. I changed it up to use white radish in them. I also included them in the gravy of the dish. You could always omit radishes in the gravy. This curry is great as a spread on bread too. I tried
- 1 long white Radish (grated long)
- 1 small Onion
- Gram Flour/Besan as necessary
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Coriander leaves chopped
- 2 tbsp of Oil
- 1 medium Tomato chopped
- 2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Chole/Channa Masala Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp sugar/honey or to taste
- Coriander Leaves for garnishing
Heat oil in a pan and once its hot, add cumin seeds. Once they sputter, add onions. Once they are light brown, add ginger garlic paste. The ginger garlic paste should emit a nice aroma after which you can add the chopped tomato. After the tomatoes cook through, I added some of the leftover radish mixture into the gravy to make it thick. For this, make sure there is no water content in radish since this could give a slight bitter taste. Saute for a while and then add all the ingredients from salt to sugar to the pan. Mix and check for taste. Add some water to make a gravy like consistency. Let it cook for 10 -15 minutes on medium low heat. Garnish with coriander leaves.
In the pic, I hadn’t sprinkled coriander leaves yet. I thought the mint leaves looked better. Chefs serve a lot of Indian curries with mint leaves but really who eats them !? or do they ?
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