I have adapted this recipe from Atul Kochhar’s “Simple Indian” cookbook. He made this dish with baby turnips but I feel the pink table radish we get here are succulent prepared this way.

400 grams radish, cleaned and trimmed

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon nigella seeds

1 green chilli, chopped

2 centimetre piece of ginger finely chopped

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 medium tomato, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

5 grams root ginger julienned

Salt to taste


Mooli Masala

Cut the radish into quarters. Heat the oil in a sauté pan, add the nigella seeds, green chilli and ginger, and sauté for 1-2 minutes until the seeds crackle.

Add the radish and powdered spices, and sauté over a low heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the chopped tomato and salt. Cover and cook until the radish are soft.

Sprinkle chopped coriander and ginger julienne over the radish and serve hot as an accompaniment.

Serves 4