Radish Chutney

19 Nov

Mullangi Pachadi.

Radish is peeled and chopped into cubes. Radish is then cooked till soft along with onion and tomato. All the cooked ingredients are then ground into smooth paste along with spices. Finally radish chutney is tempered and served with rice or with dosa etc…
Makes: around 1 1/2 Cups of Radish Chutney.


Radish 1 Small
Tomato 1
Onion 1
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Raw Mango 4 inch Piece
Chana Dal 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel, remove ends, wash and chop the white radish (1 1/4 Cups).
Wash and finely chop tomato.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chiles.
Wash and finely chop cilantro leaves.
Roughly chop raw green mango.

Roast chana dal, cumin seeds and mustard seeds till aromatic and ground into fine powder using a spice blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped radish.
Cook covered for couple of minutes and then fry till light golden in color.
Then stir in green chiles and cook for couple of seconds.
Now add chopped onion and fry for couple of seconds or till onion softens.
Then stir in tomato and salt and cook till it softens.
Cool all the ingredients to room temperature and grind them into fine paste along with chopped mango, powdered chana dal mixture and cilantro.
Adjust salt if necessary and remove the radish chutney onto a bowl.

Heat oil in a small pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, remove from heat and add to the radish chutney.
Serve radish chutney with steamed rice, yogurt rice or with idly, dosa etc.
Notes: Make sure not to add any water to increase the shelf life of the chutney.

Suggestions: Make sure the radish is cooked well before removing the mixture from heat.
Variations: You can substitute raw mango with tamarind extract. For tamarind extract, refer here.
Other Names: Radish Chutney, Mullangi Pachadi, Mooli Chutney.

5 Responses to “Radish Chutney”

  1. Priya November 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Fingerlicking radish chutney..

  2. abhishek kumar November 20, 2010 at 2:51 am #

    its nice…………………………

  3. anupama November 20, 2010 at 6:14 am #

    thanks raji.. this is very interesting.

  4. Shilpa January 17, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    Hi raji,
    Mullangi pachadi recipe-white/red radish ?

  5. Saran January 31, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Solution to my problem really worked well. even though I’m cooking for the 1st time.

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