Saturday, 14 April 2012


In hot summers raddish is one of the most cooling food to have. I know most of you reading would feel oh mooli i don’t like it!!!!!!!!
Radishes are available in various varieties, with white, red, or black roots of different shapes and sizes. Being a fast growing plant, they can be ready for harvest in less than a month.
The best quality roots are produced in spring or fall when temperatures are in the range of 50 to 65°F, with ample moisture.

Here are a few interesting ways to incorporate raddish in your diet.

─ cut raddish into strips, rub some lemon and pepper onto it, leave it for 20 minutes and then stir – fry in mustard oil, adding salt, red chillies and amchoor, till all the water dries. Makes for a great starter.

khatte lachhee (Punjabi style)
Grate mooli, chop the leaves finely, add a few green chillies, salt and garnish with sweet n sour date and tamarind chutney.

mooli raita ( grated mooli mixed with curd n chaat masala), is very cooling and not smelly at all.

mooli salad with pomegranate
Chop the leaves n the tuber really fine, add lots of lemon juice, a dash of chaat masala and salt and throw in the pomegrantes
mooli parathas n pudina raita
Radishes are also a healthy and low calorie way to cure jaundice, urinary disorders, fever, insect bites and kidney disorders. 

They are powerhouse of various nutrients like potassium, folic acid, ascorbic acid, magnesium, copper,  riboflavin, Vitamin B6. A cup of sliced red radish bulbs provide approx. 20 calories or less.

Now all you have to do is just add one serving of radishes to your diet this week!

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