Radishes are a naturally cooling food. Their pungent flavor and natural spice can help eliminate excess mucus in the body and can be especially helpful when fighting a cold. Radishes can help clear the sinuses and soothe soar throats too. It has more medicinal benefits. Red radishes are mainly used for salads. I have seen many North Indians eating raw Red Radishes. Such a wonderful and healthy vegetable. Usually for Sambar, we use white radish but this time I have used Red Radish. Red Radish adds a nice and unique flavour to the sambar. Lets see how to make this yummy Red Radish sambar...

Red Radish Sambar Recipe
Red Radish Sambar Recipe 

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time30 mins

Red Radish Sambar Recipe
Red Radish Sambar Recipe 

Tamarind1 lemon size
Thur Dal1/2 Cup
Red Radish1/4 Kg
SaltTo taste
Sambar Powder2 tablespoon
Chopped Coriander Leaves1 tablespoon
Hinga Pinch

For Grinding:
Grated Coconut2 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Curry LeavesFew

Red Radish Sambar Recipe
Red Radish Sambar Recipe 

  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice

  2. Pressure cook the thurdal and when the dal is cooked, mash it nicely and keep it aside

  3. Wash and Chop the radishes into small cubes or rings. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add curry leaves and fry for couple of minutes.

  4. Add water to pan to cook the radishes. When the radishes are half cooked, pour the tamarind extract to the pan. Add salt, hing and sambar powder and mix well. Keep the flame in medium and allow the tamarind water to boil till the tamarind and sambar powder's raw smell goes off

  5. Menawhile, take the grated coconut and cumin seeds in a mixer and add little water and grind it to a nice paste and set it aside

  6. When the radish is cooked completely and the raw smell of sambar powder goes off, then  add the mashed dal and ground coconut paste. Keep the flame in low and bring the sambar to boil. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame

  7. Serve the Red Radish Sambar with hot steaming rice and any poriyal varieties.
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    Red Radish Sambar Recipe 

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  1. been looking for a nice recipe of this to try. Thanks for sharing this.


  2. is coconut dry ?