Friday, February 16, 2007

Molor Chechki

Molor chechki (Radish dry fry curry)

Vegetables play an important role in organising a wholesome meal , molor chechki is one such interesting way to prepare Radish in a genuine Bengali way , its finely grated or in Hindi using Kaddokas , Grate them .We like eating this dish with warm cooked rice , although it is better with the white long radish found in India ,not the small reddish Radish of US which I must admit looks so cute .Grated radish is tempered with mustard seeds,turmeric powder, and cooked at low to perfection ..

here is the radish from kitchen Garden

Molor Chechki(Radish dry curry)
4-5 radish
1tsp of mustard seeds
3-4 green chillies
½ tsp of turmeric powder
Salt as per taste
Sugar pinch of
Cooking oil 2-4 tbs
Fresh chopped coriander leaves
Wash Radish in water , grate them or Kaddokas ker lein..
Heat a kadai, add oil ,add mustard seeds and let it pop up.
Then add grated radish ,turmeric powder ,salt ,slit green chillies in between and add them too , cover and cook at low for 7-8 mints.
Add sugar now and if there is still some juice left cook at high till the juice evaporates stiring continuously.
Add fresh chopped corrinader…
Serve with Rice.
this one goes to Mandira for her Green Blog Project go here for more details GBP .
happy cooking and Bon Appetite.


  1. Jaya
    Tomar Ma'r bagan e to eker por ek sundor veggie hoyeche. Fresh Mulor taste i alada, very nice entry

  2. Great entry Jaya.Dish is yummy.I lvo Radishes too.
    Great to see the home grown mooli! I usually plant some in summer.I am planning to plant some mooli for this event.Hopefully I can make it!:)

  3. Oh, you have fresh radish growing in your garden? wow...lucky gal...

    That curry is delicious with rotis, I bet.


  4. Jaya - darun dekhte and I'm sure khete :) Thank you for this delicious entry. I've been trying to leave comment since yesterday but the blog was unavailable.

  5. Thanks for coming by my dear friends Sandeepa,Asha,Trupti..
    Mandira,I am sorry for the trouble blogger has caused ...You know sometimes it behaves very strangely ...
    anyways ladies have fun and happy holi..
    hugs and smiles

  6. Fresh home grown radishes!! I never tried making a dry saute with it ever. Good recipe.

  7. Wishing you and your family a very happy holi, Jayashree and thanks for your warm wishes..:)

  8. Jaya - eishing you and your family happy holi. I hope it was fun!

  9. Hi Jaya! I just saw the comment you left on my blog was back in Oct '06 and found you through that! I'm sorry I missed seeing it before this. I think the alerts failed somewhere.

    Congrats on your blog - a little late - but heartfelt nevertheless!

    Your radish look really good and the molor chechki sounds a lot like what we make, too! Do you use the leaves or do you discard them? We use both the leaves and the mooli in this dish. I'm adding you to my RSS feeds so that I don't miss your posts or comments again!

  10. dear Sailaja, thanks for stoping by ..
    Dear Manisha,
    I am so glad you liked the Mooli recipe , we dont use the leaves though but we Bengali love the Molor Shaag ,or the leaves fried slowly on low ..but not in this recipe ..
    Thanks for coming by and for your encouraging words ..
    BTW , Blogging from India is bit difficult , there lot of other things which keeps me busy these days ..but whenever I will find time I will be back with other recipes ....meanwhile I will be visiting all of my fav Blogs ..
    hugs and smiles

  11. I'd love to try your molor shaag recipe whenever you get the time to post it!

    Take care!


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