First time in this blog an edible root vegetable that has pungent, spicy taste that is known as white radish is making it’s appearance in the form of radish curry. Basically I am not a RADISH person from my child hood meaning my mother never even cooked any dish out of it. I never got any chance to taste it either while sharing my tiffin box with my friends. But during my life in Bangalore, my sister in law inspired me to cook this vegetable like a usual curry that we would prepare with any other vegetable. Since then radish is part of my cooking life. Now we all love it so much that every trip to vegetable market includes this veggie.
Radish has some pungent taste and strong odor which is why many hate this humble, white root. But I have found a way to suppress the odor to some extent using onion with it. YES..If you cook radish slices with onion then strong flavors will come down considerably.
The deliciousness of radish curry is through the coconut based spice mix that I make from scratch which includes the primary spices like coriander, cumin plus fenugreek along with lentils. Few red chillies for spicy-ness and color, handful of curry leaves for an awesome flavor.
I also have my own rules on chopping radish for curry which should always be slicing in circular form and never even cubing in dice form. These slices cook really soft and look awesome in pictures. Radish curry with well cooked radish slice absorbing all spice flavors and salt would get emptied within no time. So lets welcome appetizing curry now.