I found some gorgeous Indian radish in Little India the other day and had to buy a bunch. They were fresh, with the leaves still on and quite small so I used up about 5 of them to make enough for the two of us.
Yes, that’s my hand. You may not know this but I have once been a hand model for an ad that featured in a Malayalam magazine called Vanitha. True story.
But the radishes surely don’t need my hand to enhance its own beauty. Snobs!
This recipe is uber simple, can be put together in a jiffy and retains a bit of the vegetable’s natural flavour and crunch.
Stir Friend Indian Radish Recipe
Small white radish, cut into thin discs – 2 cups
Thinly sliced onion – 1 small (or 8 shallots)
Crushed garlic – 1 tsp
Chilli powder (adjust to taste) – 1 tsp
Jeera / cumin – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
Amchur / dry mango powder – 1/4 tsp (or a squeeze of lime juice)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
How I Made It:
1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When they pop, add the sliced radish and shallow fry in low heat until almost-cooked. This will take about 10-12 mins. Adjust the amount of oil if the pieces seem to be burning or too dry.
2. Add sliced onion/shallots, garlic, chilli powder, coriander powder, jeera and amchur and stir well to coat the radish pieces for a min or two. Add salt.
3. Top off with the garam masala, give it a final stir before removing from fire. The pieces will be soft yet not too much and will hold their shape.