Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mooli Ki Bhunji - मूली की भूंजी (Fried Asian GiantWhite Raddish)

Hello Friends,

I am sharing something very simple, really simple even a new cook can make it and it will taste yummy. It is called "Mooli Ki Bhunji" which means fried mooli (Giant Asian white raddish). I am not sure if any of you have tried this variety, but this is a Rajasthani dish that is eaten a lot in winter months when fresh mooli is found in the market. If you do not mention someone who is eating this dish, which veg it is made of, they will never be able o guess it :)

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Mooli Ki Bhunji - मूली की भूंजी (Fried Asian GiantWhite Raddish)

Mooli (White Raddish) - 1.5 cups
Onion - 1 cup (finely chopped)
Garlic - 2 cloves minced
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) - 1/2 tsp
Lal Mirch (Red Chilli) Powder - 1/2 tsp
Dhaniya (Coriander) Powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cut mooli into small pieces, add to boiling water and boil till it is well cooked (mashable).
Mash mooli and try to squeeze as much water out of it as possible.
Take a pan, add oil. Let it heat and add jeera.
Once jeera start spluttering, add onion and garlic and let it fry till it becomes translucent.
Add salt, lal mirch, dhaniya, haldi and fry for about 2 minutes.
Add mashed mooli and fry till oil separates (about 3-4 minutes).
Serve it hot with roti/paratha.

Isn't it simple. And, again it can be really made at a short notice. This bhunji can also be used as a filling for making mooli paratha :)

So, enjoy this till my next post. Take care. Good night !!!


Ms.Chitchat said...

A beautiful and different recipe with radish. Would love to try.

Indrani said...

Mooli bhajji looks yummy...we, bengalis make mooli bhaji too, but little diff. way..very simple way..your looks gr8...i love them with hot rice

Priya Suresh said...

Radish curry looks inviting and delicious, goes prefect with rotis na..

SathyaSridhar said...

woooow!!! dear Radish looks fresh fresh,,i like radish very much but here i dont get this m missing lot some veggies...Priya,,radish looks awesome and delicious dear,,makes me mouthwatering n hungryyy ,,looks sooo nice n spicy.

R said...

simple and lovely recipe!! happen to love radish and make it most of the time, will def try out this variation...

Unknown said...

Thank you everyone for your wishes. Glad to know that almost all of you like mooli, as many people do not like it for it's smell and taste and this is a perfect dish as no one can even tell later if it is mooli or not. One more thing that I forgot to mention in my blog is that, this can also be used as a filling for mooli paratha :)


Looks so yummy but never tried before, would like to try your version.....

Panchpakwan said...

Mooli sabji looks good..

Sashi said...

Thanks Priya for stopping by, I definetly will follow ur blog. Radish Curry looks simple and tasty. I get lot of raddish here sometimes I wonder what to do with it other than adding in dhal. This a nice simple recipes will try it sure.

Cooking Foodie said...

My husband loves mooli... this will be nice surprise...

Kalai said...

Priya, this is a wonderful recipe. I never tried curry like this with radish, will definitely try this one. And the photograph looks tempting with nice texture.

Nisha said...

I tried this recipe and loved it.

Unknown said...

tried this recipe today.. loved it :)

Padmajha said...

Hi Priya!!How are you?
I made this and the masale masoor dal from your blog and have posted it today. WE loved the radish curry. It is sure to become a regular at home.Thanks for sharing :) TC


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