Kumaon Style Thechwani Recipe-Mooli Aloo Sabzi

The Thechwani Recipe is a classic combination of Aloo and Mooli that is chopped and then cooked along with sauteed onions and tomatoes. The pahari cuisine is simple and they add simple homemade Indian spice powders to lift up the flavour. Serve it along with phulka, dal and raita.

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Kumaon Style Thechwani Recipe-Mooli Aloo Sabzi
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North Kumaon Thechwani Recipe is a famous dish from Pahari cuisine that is particularly from a region called North kumaon in Uttarakhand. The sabzi is made by pounding radish and potatoes and mixed along with sautéed onions and tomatoes. They add simple homemade Indian spice powders to lift up the flavour.

Serve the North Kumaon Thechwani Recipe along with Ragi Wheat Phulka, Lauki Chana Dal and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita and serve it for a wholesome lunch or dinner.

If you are looking for more Sabzi recipes here are some : 

  1. Aloo Gobi Ki Sabzi Recipe (Spicy Potato and Cauliflower Vegetable)
  2. Aloo Baingan Ki Sabzi Recipe (Ringna Batata Nu Shaak)
  3. Aloo Palak Sabzi Recipe (Sautéed Potatoes With Spinach)

Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

35 M


4 Servings


  • 5 Potatoes (Aloo) , skin peeled & pound
  • 2 Mooli/ Mullangi (Radish) , skin peeled, roughly chopped & pound
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Tomatoes , diced
  • 1 Green Chilli , slit
  • 3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 1 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • To Grind
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 8 Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger

How to make Kumaon Style Thechwani Recipe-Mooli Aloo Sabzi

  1. To begin making the North Kumaon Style Thechwani Recipe-Potato & Radish Sabzi, pressure cook the  potatoes in 1/4 cup  water for 4 to 5 whistles. 

  2. Once done, allow the pressure to release naturally and set the potatoes aside to cool down. Once it is cooled down, peel the potatoes and mash it coarsely using a potato masher. 

  3. Place the radish along with 2 tablespoons of water in the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles and turn off the heat. Once the pressure releases, mash it coarsely using a potato masher. 

  4. Next grind, add ginger, garlic and green chillies in a mixer and grind it into a coarse paste and keep it ready to use.

  5. Heat a kadai with oil, add dry red chillies, cardamom pod, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds and sauté for few seconds until you get a good aroma.

  6. Add in chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent. Add in ground mixture, and saute till the onions have cooked well.

  7. Once the onions are softened, add in chopped tomatoes and sprinkle little salt and sauté until the tomatoes become mushy.

  8. Add in the radish and potatoes and combine it well with the onion tomato mixture. Sprinkle all the spice powders like red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and give it a mix.

  9. Add 1/4 cup of water and allow the Thechwani to simmer for at least 10 minutes, until the Thechwani thickens lightly. Once done, check the salt and seasonings and adjust according to taste.

  10. Turn off the heat and transfer the Thechwani to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  11. Serve the North Kumaon Thechwani Recipe along with Ragi Wheat PhulkaLauki Chana Dal and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita and serve it for a wholesome lunch or dinner.