Mooli Moong Dal ~ Side Dish For Roti / Paratha | Marvari Recipe

Raddish cooked with moong dal in the spiced gravy.

I was wondering of what else I can try with raddish other than paratha, salad, stir fry . When I googled for the recipe, I came across with this wonderful marvari sabji. The bowl of sabji not only looks appealing but also tastes great when enjoyed with rice or roti. This can be made instantly and perfect for weekday lunch idea, as it requires hardly few minutes to prepare - add all ingredients to the  pressure cooker / pan, cook till turns soft and serve hot. Try this protein rich sabji to your healthy eating.

Health Tips:
Have few slices of raddish before meal, as it a good appetizer, acts as a mouth n breathe freshener . Raddish is a very good detoxifier, thus purifies bloodand improves blood circulation.


Preparation & Cooking Time : 30 Minutes

YIELD : 2-3 Servings


Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
White Raddish - 2-3 medium Sized
Green Chilli - 1 tbsp chopped
Ginger paste -1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cloves -2
Bay leaf - 1
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp chopped
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp
Asafetida- 1/4 tsp
Salt To taste 
Water - 2 cups
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp


  1. Peel , wash and dice the reddish into small cubes. Wash and soak moong dal in one cup of water.
  2.  Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaf, cloves and cumin seeds. Saute for a minute.
  3. Add asafetida, ginger paste, chopped green chilli and saute well. Now add moong dal along with water, raddish cubes, chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix well. 
  4. Pour a cup of water  and required salt. Pressure cook  for 2 whistles. Wait for pressure to release. 
  5. Dish out and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with Rice or Roti.


  • Follow the same procedure to make sabji with chayote, bottle gourd.
  • You can even cook moong dal seperately in open pan and add to the gravy at the final stage.


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meena said...

looks so inviting,never tried with radish

divya said...

looks fabulous and flavorful....

Julie said...

yummy side dish,lovely unique combo!

Goes awesome as side dish with rotis na,inviting dal.

nice , going to make it soon. stop by at my space too.

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Unknown said...

i have tried this in restaurants, best cmbo for kaara kuzhambu...

Delicious combination, looks tempting!

Delicious n healthy combination, looks spicy!

Wow..nice and easy!! love the idea!

Looks delicious and inviting

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