December 6, 2017

Radish Sambar Recipe | South Indian Mullangi Sambar Recipe

radish sambar recipe or mullangi sambar is a south indian recipe that goes will with rice, idli or pongal.

Radish Sambar
sambar is prepared in a variety of ways, like using a mix of vegetables like drumstick, carrot, radish, ladies finger, brinjal etc. while other way to make is using any one vegetable and each sambar will have its own unique taste. this sambar falls under the second category and uses only radish.

radish sambar is a flavorful sambar recipe prepared with radish or mooli, shallots, tomatoes and sambar masala. also it is very easy to make. to quicken up the process, you can pressure cook for one whistle as cooking in pan takes more time for the radish to get done.

i usually prepare sambar with mix of vegetables for all my weekday lunches as this is the best way of including variety of vegetables in my family's diet. 

my kid is a fan of sambar and we usually enjoy it with rice and fish fry.

also, have a look at my other south indian recipes below:

Radish Sambar

Radish Sambar Recipe

Author: Razina | Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Type: Main 
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Yield: 3-4 servings 


  • 2-3 radish, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup toor dal or arhar dal
  • a pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek or methi seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 3-4 shallots, finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sambar masala
  • 1-2 dried red chillies
  • a pinch of hing or asafoetida
  • salt as required
  • a bunch of chopped coriander leaves

Directions for making radish sambar recipe

1. First pressure cook the dal with a pinch of turmeric and 2 cups of water till it is done. Lightly mash it with a ladle.

2. Soak tamarind in a little water and keep aside.

3. In a pan, heat oil and splutter the mustard and methi seeds, add curry leaves.

4. Add onions and fry till translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell disappears.

5. Add tomato, sambar masala, asafoetida, dried red chillies and salt. Cook till tomatoes are fully mashed up and oil separates. Add a splash of water if required.

6. Add radish and mix everything well. Add around 2 cups of water and cook till radish is fully done. Alternatively, you can pressure cook for 1 whistle.

7. Add the cooked dal and mix.

8. Squeeze the tamarind in the water and strain, add this water to the sambar. Cook on low flame till raw smell of tamarind goes off.

9. Add coriander leaves and simmer for few minutes.

10. Your radish sambar or mullangi sambar is ready, serve hot with rice.

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