Sunday, 20 September 2020

RADISH STIRFRY/PORIAL/முள்ளங்கிப் பொரியல்

Red Radishes are loaded with high contents of Vitamins A, B6, C, E and K. They are also the powerhouse of antioxidants, fibres, Zinc, Potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, Copper, Calcium, Iron and Manganese.

Highlights of the health benefits of radish:

  • High on fiber contents
  • Vitamin C, Folic acid and flavanoids are also High in Radishes.
  • Anthocyanins present in Radishes guard our heart.
  • Potassium rich Radishes control the blood pressure.
  • Vitamin C presents in Radishes boosts our immune system. It supports our blood vessels
  •  and controls the Damage of RBCs and increases oxygen supply in the blood stream
                                                                                                           - Source from Google

This root vegetable is low calorie, non-starchy, low-carbohydrate and having High water content. that comes with the host of health properties.

Here is a simple and easy recipe yet delicious accompaniment of main dishes

Cooking time 25 minutes
Yield 1-2 servings


Radishes 2 pcs(200 gm)


Wash and peel the Radishes
Chop into cubes.
Set ready.



Groundnut oil 1.5 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Chana dal 1/2 tsp
Whole Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Chopped shallots 10 pcs
Curry leaves 10 pcs 
Slit Green chillies 1 pc
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Radish cubes
Himalayan pink rock salt 1/2 tsp
Water 1/4 cup
Shredded Coconut 1 tbsp
Chopped Coriander greens, a fistful


Heat the pan with Groundnut oil on medium heat.
Add Mustard seeds to crackle
Add Whole Urad Dal and Chana dal.
Once the dals fried golden brown, add Shallots curry leaves and green chilly. 
Add turmeric and Asafoetida 
Let shallots fried transparent, add the radish cubes.
Saute for a while.
Add salt.
Splash water.
Cover and cook on medium heat. (8-10 minutes )
Ensure no water remains
Turn off the heat.
Add shredded Coconut and chopped coriander greens.
Mix to combine.

Ready to serve.

It goes very well with any meal. It is highly recommendable that any vegetable stir fry or porial must be consumed as a starter before meals

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