February 13, 2018

Radish - Chana dal Chutney / Mullangi Kadalai Parupu Chutney / Chutney Recipe - 10 / #100chutneys

I always prefer to include Radish in my regular diet because of its huge list of health benefits. Radish are very good for liver and stomach. Apart from these, it treats kidney disorders, prevent piles, aids in directions, helps in weight loss etc. This veggie can be eaten raw in the form of salad or many recipes like sambhar, kurma, chutney can also be prepared. In my today's chutney series, I have included Radish along with Chana dal to prepare a simple and tasty chutney to pair up with a plain rice. Apart from plain rice, this goes perfect with Rasam rice and Curd rice. Adjust the quantity of chillies according to taste bud.

Ingredients :

1 Tbsp Oil 
1 Radish, grated
3 Tbsp Chana dal / Kadalai parupu
8 Dry red chillies (Adjust according to taste bud )
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera Seeds
Small piece of Tamarind
Salt to taste 

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add chana dal.

Fry it for a minute in low flame and add dry red chillies followed by cumin seeds.

Add grated radish and tamarind piece.

Saute till the raw smell of radish goes off.

Once done, remove from the flame and cool the mixture.

Grind it little coarsely by adding the required quantity of salt and water.

The consistency of the chutney should not be watery.

Transfer the prepared chutney to a bowl and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with Plain rice, Rasam rice or Curd rice.


  1. This recipe is very new and interesting. Did you use the purple radishes or the white diakon (Mooli)? Does the chana dall soften as you cook the radish? sorry for the questions but I think my family would love this chutney.

    1. Thank you ! I used white Radish ( Mooli ) in this recipe. Since we are not adding water along with radish, the dal will not get soften. It maintains its crispiness. Please do try and share your feedback.

  2. Radish and chana chutney...that's really interesting. Am sure it tastes really nice.

  3. Nice chutney.. I have never tasted radish chutney. will give it a try.

    1. Thank you. Please do share your feedback after trying it out.

  4. Nice Chutney ...I have never tasted radish chutney. but first time i tried at home it was really nice taste .I tried some of ur dishes in my house too. im learning cooking from ur recipes only.Thanks Rekha Akka. thanks for Teaching us .and All the best .
    Have a Nice Day