Radish Sambar or Mullangi Sambar is a twist to the traditional sambar preparation, where instead of other vegetables, radish is added.

Radish Sambar Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Radish Sambar or Mullangi Sambar is a twist to the traditional sambar preparation, where instead of other vegetables, radish is added. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 lemon size Tamarind Ball
  • 1 cup Arhar ki dal
  • Salt To taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 15-20 Curry leaves
  • 5-6 Dry red chillies
  • 1 cup Onion Chopped
  • 1 cup Tomatoes Chopped
  • 3 tbsp Sambhar powder
  • 250 g Radish/ Mooli Peeled and cut into slices

For tempering

  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 10-12 Curry leaves

Instructions

  1. Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup water.

  2. Wash the dal and add it in a pressure cooker along with 4 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder.

  3. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles on high heat.

  4. Remove the pressure cooker from heat and let the pressure release.

  5. Meanwhile the dal is cooking, heat oil in a pan.

  6. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves and dry red chillies and let them crackle for a few seconds.

  7. Add onion and fry until pinkish in color.

  8. Add tomatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  9. Add sambhar masala and 1/2 cup water and cook for 3-4 minutes.

  10. Open the lid of the pressure cooker and add the masala paste and radish in the cooker.

  11. Close the lid again and pressure cook for 2 more whistles.

  12. Remove the cooker from heat and let the pressure release.

  13. Squeeze the tamarind to take out the pulp and discard the seeds.

  14. Add the tamarind water in the sambar and mix well.

  15. Bring the sambar to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  16. For tempering, heat oil in a pan.

  17. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing and let them crackle for a few seconds.

  18. Pour the tempering over the sambar and mix well.

  19. Serve sambar with idli, dosa or rice.

Recipe Notes

You can add other vegetables like eggplant, pumpkin etc along with radish in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Radish Sambar Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 621mg18%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 735IU15%
Vitamin C 150.2mg182%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.