March 7, 2009

Radish Raita - Summer Cooler

Summer has begun in our part of the world. I detest summer as much as I detest cockroaches, ( such a silly comparison :P ) . . I know a lot of people who love this season for the sunshine it brings on, But I have been the types who has always enjoyed winters, rainy days & pleseant weathers . .

While I already see the tempratures soaring, I look forward to eating something light & comforting for lunch. This raita is something that we make frequently during summers & it does have a cooling effect on your body. And, this is sure to surprise all 'Radish-Haters' & a few like me who love this yucky-smelling vegetable, this recipe is for keeps ..


You Will Need:
  • 1 colored radish - grated
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut - fresh/frozen
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 -3 green chillies
  • 1 broken red chilli
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4 - 5 curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp desi ghee

How To:

  • Heat 1 tsp ghee in a small wok & saute grated radish till the raw smell disappears. This takes about 2-3 minutes. DO NOT cook completely. See to it that radish retains its crunch
  • Grind together green chillies, cumin seeds & grated coconut with very little water into a smooth paste.
  • Beat yogurt with salt, mix in sauteed radish, ground paste. adjust salt as per taste
  • Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves & broken red chilli

Serve with HOT steamed rice .. Enjoi !!!

We had ours with some Tomato Saaru, Rice & spiced buttermilk for a complete meal.

NOTE:

  • You could even use raw grated radish in this. But those of you who dislike the taste of raw raidsh, make sure you saute it before you proceed with the recipe.
  • You could use daikon radish too. But, red radish is much milder in taste
  • Enjoy as a Cold Soup too

53 comments:

LG said...

Moolangi mosarubajji is a super summer cooler kanri. Color raddish inda tumba colorfulagi kanta ide raita ;)

Cham said...

April will be in full peak the summer I guess. Love this simple radish raita!

Dibs said...

Looks very tasty!

Lavanya said...

looks tempting..this is new to me..i will definetely give a try!!

Madhu said...

Love the bowl full of moolangi raitha. We love to have them with chapathis..

Preety said...

looks very tempting deesha..i too make raita most of the time in lunch..love this in any season.

jayasree said...

I make raitha the same way. But never thought of raddish in it. Thanks for the recipe.

Dershana said...

That's a nice, simple raita. i'm also someone who likes the smelly radish too :-)

Priti said...

That's really super cool....Looks nice ...It's funny that Summer has started here too but it's does keep pouring every now and then...;)

Sanghi said...

Very coloursful and rich! Cool dish deesha!!

Indhu said...

yummy raitha.. I have never tried raitha with raddish... I love the bowl in which you have served the raitha :)

Sara said...

This looks so light and refreshing!

sra said...

It's not a silly comparison, you know, it amply conveys the disgust you feel for summer, by likening it to cockroaches.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow looks so beautiful nice recipe i never use that colord radish in raita will try this time nice bowl yaar

Kitchen Flavours said...

Awesome and healthy... Cool and tempting....

Swapna Pravin said...

wow! cute dish. Raita looks inspiring & delicious...

Asha said...

Beautiful color, love it, Deesha. Good one! :)

Happy cook said...

Wow the raite looks so delicious.

Madhumathi said...

New recipe..Radish raita sounds interesting..Bookmarked!!

Ramya Bala said...

Never heard of radish raita..sounds healthy and yummy..yeah red raddish sounds good for this recipe :)

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! love the recipe and color

aquadaze said...

nice idea for a simple raita!it does sound refreshing

meeso said...

Personally, I love the flavor of radishes, I use to eat them plain, even as a kid! I will have to give this a try for sure!

Priya said...

Beautiful n colourful raitha!!

Poornima Nair said...

I agree with you Deesha...I too am not very found of summers, especially in India. It could just kill you. Your raita looks so refreshing and delicious...very tempting.

Ashwini said...

Love this mosarbajji.yumm..Great for summers..

Anonymous said...

Deesha...i like your adaptation & vestality..Raita for summers is great,look forward to some more coolers...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely raitha.. looks colorful. beautiful presentation :)

luckysanjana said...

This is a regular at my place. Only be warned that an overdoze is something you must avoit......LOL the belches smell worse than raw radish..........too bad we dont get red raddish around here.........i think your combination looks so inviting.........

luckysanjana said...

This is a regular at my place. Only be warned that an overdoze is something you must avoit......LOL the belches smell worse than raw radish..........too bad we dont get red raddish around here.........i think your combination looks so inviting.........

luckysanjana said...

This is a regular at my place. Only be warned that an overdoze is something you must avoit......LOL the belches smell worse than raw radish..........too bad we dont get red raddish around here.........i think your combination looks so inviting.........

Gita's Kitchen said...

I love radish raita, nice picture Deesha :)

Divya Vikram said...

Loks too good. Lovely presentation. But it is still cold here!

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely raitha Deesha...Looks great and colorful.

chuck said...

Give me Spring and Fall, those are my favorite. What an interesting dish. I rarely use radishes except in a salad. Would love to give this a try.

Smitha said...

This is a cooler indeed...

Vibaas said...

i love this deesha. looks yum :)

Sujatha said...

looks awesome deesha! What a cool way to make a raita with raddish.. Healthy and simple!

Jaishree said...

Simple & tasty Raitha.. Lovely colour.. looks nice deesha:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

different yummy raitha

vidhas said...

I love this Deesha. My mom in law taught me, but she uses raw one. Your pictrure is inviting.

sowmya said...

raitha with raddish sounds goos and yummy..i have tried it adding to the sambar only

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Raddish Raita looks yummy. New to me.

Laavanya said...

The little red specks of radish make this raitha so pretty... have not tried radish raitha before and can't wait to.

Usha said...

Looks cool and yum ! Cute and pretty bowl :-)

Uma said...

raita looks great. Nice idea to add radish.

AnuSriram said...

Looks yummy! Gr8 click!

Deepa Hari said...

An award is waiting for u here Deesha...Check it out:
http://deepaskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/03/award.html

Uj said...

Radish is not one of my fav veggies! I like it only in paratha's. Though hubby dear loves mooli raita :D

Food Fanatic said...

looks good. will try it next time. its a bful color

spicencook said...

Nice click and my fav recipe ..... good accompaniment wit aloo paratha too ..... :)

A_and_N said...

Lovely colour ;) and congrats on your wedding anniv, Deesha!

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