Mooli Raita (Radish Raita)

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Mooli Raita (Radish Raita, Mullangi Raita) is a crunchy yogurt-based accompaniment to any Indian meal. Make it in under 10 minutes using my easy recipe.

Mooli raita served in a bowl.
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About Mooli Raita (Radish Raita)

Mooli Raita (Radish Raita, Mullangi Raita) is a spiced yogurt salad with radish. It is an Indian accompaniment made using fresh radish, creamy yogurt, aromatic spices, and other simple ingredients.

In winter, when fresh radishes are in season, I make this fresh mooli raita to serve as a side dish with my Indian-style meals, and everyone at home loves it.

This cooling mooli ka raita is peppery, crunchy, and spicy and comes together in 10 minutes.

It is a great way to include this winter vegetable in your diet just like Mooli Paratha, Mullangi Sambar, Mooli Ka Laccha, Spicy Pickled Radishes, or Mooli Ki Sabji.

This recipe is gluten-free and vegetarian. You can make it vegan, too.

Here are some more raita recipes that you may like: Boondi Raita, Bhindi Raita, Palak Raita, Pahadi Kheere Ka Raita, and Lauki Ka Raita.

Ingredients

Mooli Raita Ingredients.
Mooli Raita tempering ingredients.

Radish (Mooli) – Buy fresh radishes for the best taste.

Yogurt – You can use chilled plain yogurt (dahi, curd) or Greek yogurt to make this raita.

Flavor radish raita with Roasted Cumin Powder, green chilies, and cilantro (fresh coriander leaves).

You can also add a little black pepper powder for a spicy note.

Adjust the green chilies as per your taste.

Tempering is optional, but it gives this radish raita an edge. You will need oil, cumin seeds, brown mustard seeds, dry red chilies, and curry leaves to temper the raita.

How To Make Mooli Raita

Preparation

Peel a small radish using a vegetable peeler and wash it with water. Grate the radish using the small hole of a box grater. You will need 1 cup of grated radish.

Chop the green chilies and cilantro.

Make The Raita

Whisk 1 cup of chilled plain yogurt in a mixing bowl using a wire whisk until smooth and creamy.

Yogurt whisked in a bowl.

Add

  • 1 cup grated radish
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoon chopped green chilies

to the bowl and mix well.

Grated radish, salt, cumin powder and gren chilies added to the bowl.

Note – The consistency of raita should be flowy but thick. If the raita is too thick, thin it with chilled water.

Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Ready radish raita.

Temper The Raita (Optional)

Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium heat.

Once the oil is hot, add

  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 2-3 dry red chilies
  • 10-12 curry leaves

and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.

Tempering for raita.

Pour the tempering over the raita and mix well. Serve chilled.

Tip – You can save some tempering for garnishing.

Tempering poured over ready mooli raita.

Storage Suggestions

You can store leftover raita in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

This raita doesn’t freeze well, as the yogurt might curdle when thawed.

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Mooli Raita (Radish Raita) is a crunchy yogurt-based accompaniment that goes very well with any Indian meal. Make it using simple ingredients in just 10 minutes.
4.75 from 4 votes

Mooli Raita Recipe (Radish Raita, Mullangi Raita)

Mooli Raita (Radish Raita, Mullangi Raita) is a crunchy yogurt-based accompaniment that goes very well with any Indian meal. Make it using simple ingredients in just 10 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

For The Raita

  • 1 cup grated radish
  • 1 and ½ cups chilled plain yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)

For The Tempering

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 2-3 whole dry red chilies
  • 10-12 curry leaves
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Instructions 

Make The Raita

  • Whisk yogurt in a bowl using a wire whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • Add radish, salt, cumin powder, and green chilies to the bowl and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Temper The Raita (Optional)

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, dry red chilies, and curry leaves, and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.
  • Pour the tempering over the raita and mix well. Serve chilled.
  • Tip – You can save some tempering for garnishing.

Video

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Notes

The consistency of raita should be flowy but thick. If the raita is too thick, thin it down with some chilled water.
Use vegan yogurt to make the raita vegan.

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 30mg, Potassium: 140mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 320IU, Vitamin C: 87.2mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 0.7mg
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