Mullangi Poriyal Recipe

Uma Raghuraman
Mullangi Poriyal Recipe
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Radish is called 'Mullangi' in Tamil. A juicy root vegetable , radish is filled with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is high in fibre and is most beneficial for weight loss. Radish is very effective in relieving one from constipation, respiratory disorders and blood pressure. Radish oil, leaves and seeds are used even for many medicinal preparations too. It is wise to include this vegetable in our daily diet. This Mullangi Curry recipe is a simple South Indian Style Stir fry that can be prepared with just a handful of ingredients. 

Mullangi Curry can be served with rasam and steamed rice to make a complete filling meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try our other curry recipes such as

  1. Vegetarian Thai Red Curry Recipe
  2. Lemongrass Tofu and Vegetable Curry Recipe
  3. Cauliflower Paneer Kofta Curry Recipe

Note :

You can also use sambar powder to spice up the curry.

Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Course: Dinner
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 2 Mooli/ Mullangi (Radish) , (cleaned, peeled & chopped)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoons Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • Salt , to taste
  • For tempering:
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1 teaspoon Black Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

How to make Mullangi Poriyal Recipe

  1. To prepare Mullangi Curry(South Indian Style Radish Stir Fry) Recipe, heat a pan with oil over low flame.

  2. Temper with all the tempering ingredients in the order given.

  3. Once tempered, add the radish and stir to mix.

  4. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.

  5. Mix well, add half cup of water and cook covered till the radish cooks and becomes soft.

  6. Keep stirring occasionally for uniform cooking.

  7. Once the radish is soft, open the lid and cook on high, stirring continuously for 30-40 seconds and switch off.

  8. Your South Indian Style Mullangi Curry is ready to be served as a side dish with rasam and steamed rice.