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Sep 6, 2011

Radish Masala Fry / Radish Poriyal Recipe

               This is an interesting and tasty way to eat Radish. Mostly people cook Radish in Sambar or Kootu and not as Poriyal. But I assure that if u make radish Poriyal in this way definitely you will love it as it loaded with special combo of spice blend. I came to know about this recipe from my neighbor in India. Slightly tweaked the original version to my family's taste and to my surprise it turned out so well. Flavor rich tasty side dish that goes well with Sambar & Rasam Sadham, Curd Rice too. The recipe as follows,

  1. Radish   2 cups (chopped)
  2. Onion    1 medium(finely chopped) optional
  3. Curry leaves    few
  4. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
  5. Salt    to taste
  6. Coconut Oil    2 tsp
  7. Mustard seeds     1/2 tsp
  8. Urad dal      2 tsp
To roast and Grind
  1. Oil    1/4 tsp
  2. Dry Red chillies   4-5 no.s
  3. Coriander seeds     2 tsp
  4. Chana dal       1 and 1/2 tsp
  5. Peanuts     1-2 tsp
  6. Cumin seeds     1/2 tsp
  7. Dry coconut powder    2 and 1/2 tsp
Health Benefits of Radishes: 
          Radishes and their greens provide an excellent source of vitamin C.Radishes, like other member of the cruciferous family (cabbage,kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts), contain cancer-protective properties. Throughout history radishes have been effective when used as a medicinal food for liver disorders. They contain a variety of sulfur-based chemicals that increase the flow of bile. Therefore, they help to maintain a healthy gallbladder and liver, and improve digestion.Radishes are high in potassium which is helpful in regulating blood pressure.cruciferous vegetables appear to reduce the risk of some cancers perhaps by preventing the formation of carcinogens in your body or by blocking cancer-causing substances from reaching or reacting with sensitive body tissues or by inhibiting the transformation of healthy cells to malignant ones.

  • Heat 1/4 tsp oil in a pan, lightly roast all the ingredients under the heading " To toast and Grind" separately and allow to cool and then grind it to a little coarse powder and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds when it splutter add urad dal and fry till it turns light golden color.
  • Then add the finely chopped onions and curry leaves , saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • After that add chopped Radish and turmeric powder ,enough salt and stir fry for a minute and add 1/4 cup water and cook covered till the radish turns tender.
  • When all the water drains (but still remains little moisture) add the ground masala powder and mix well.
  • Keep stirring the masala with radish to blend completely for 1-2 minutes.
  • Once the masala gets completely blended with the radish turn off the stove.
  • That's all Radish Masala Fry is ready and serve as an accompaniment .

I used less peanuts, if you like the peanut flavor then add 2 tsp or more amount of peanuts while frying.
Add 3-4 tbsp of ground powder check spice level and then add the remaining masala.
Left over masala powder can be added to the sambar, puli kuzhambu or in Stir Fry like Brinjal, Potato fry, Raw Banana Fry etc.


  1. Simply inviting, especially love that spice powder u went for, quite flavourful..

  2. lovely yummy stir fry with raddish..

  3. very healthy and interesting dish .... will try some time ... never tried this way .....

  4. Lovely one Sangee, I love radish for some reason and eat it in all forms. So your curry is making me hungry.

  5. Looks like you have used the red colored radish ..was wondering if the regular daikon variety would work for this curry.

  6. Wow this sounds flavourful n yummy

  7. wow delicious fry,never tried anything out of sambar using raddish...this is too gud and healthy recipe...

  8. The spice powder used seems to be very spicy and flavorful...must have given the radish fry a great taste...btw, congrats on your win at Jabeen's Corner

  9. Delicious & yummy stir fry,..And im sure ppl who dont love radish will love this one..:)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. I am getting a feeling like I am visiting ur space after very long time. missed ur recipes.

    Radish masala is simply superb and i like the picture and the way it is taken.


  11. different and interesting.. flavorful stir fry..

  12. The spice powder mix lends a lovely flavour to the dish... isn't it? Loved it..:)

  13. Very innovative, flavorful and tempting stir fry.

  14. Nice and flavorful recipe...

  15. Thank you friends for all your sweet words and so glad that u all liked the recipe :)
    and i suggest you all to try this healthy n tasty Radish Fry...

  16. was browsin thru for a curry to make for dinner with chapathi.....:-)! This one sure is interesting. Will give it a try for sure...

  17. Made this dish today. It was lovely! Can we substitute any other vegetables for radish? Loved the masala & wondering if we can try any other vegetables.

    1. Thanks for your feedback, you can also try potato, raw plantian/vazhakkai, chayote,eggplant/brinjal the same way.

  18. This recipe is extremely tasty. .. i served it at dinner wIth extended family and everyone asked me for the recipe. . Thank you!

  19. I just made this for dinner, I didn't have dry coconut so used fresh, the dish turned out amazing!! Thanks for a great recipe!


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