Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Radish Chutney - No Coconut Chutney

Dosa or Idli is one of the staple breakfasts in every South Indian home. The most common condiments are chutney and sambar. There is a wide variety of chutneys but the most common ones are made with coconut. If you are bored with the regular coconut chutneys, then I suggest you try this no-coconut chutney using radish. 

"Fresh Winter Veggies"  was the theme for the Nov "Shhhhh Cooking Secretly" event. The theme was suggested by Preethi of Preethi's cuisine. Do check out her blog for a wide collection of delicious recipes. I have bookmarked to try her Tom Yum flavored Mushroom and Coriander soup. My partner for Nov month is Priya Vijaykrishnan who blogs at Sweet Spicy & Tasty. Medu Vada platter in her blog caught my eye and I am craving for one now. Priya suggested radish and mustard seeds as my secret ingredient and I made this radish chutney. I gave her Spinach and green chilies and she made healthy and delicious - Keerai Masayil. Do check visit her blog to get the recipe. 

  1. Radish - 1 cup
  2. Onion - 1 medium
  3. Tomato - 1 
  4. Dried red chilies - 2 or as per your preference
  5. Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  7. Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  8. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  9. Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 1 handful
  10. Oil - 2 teaspoon
  11. Salt to taste

  1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add urad dal. Saute for few seconds and add dried red chilies and onion.
  2. Saute till onions turn soft. Then add turmeric powder, diced tomatoes and radish. Cover and cook for 5 mins on low flame. 
  3. Add salt to taste and turn off the heat.
  4. Wait till the mixture cools down and grind into a fine paste.
  5. For the tempering, heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add a sprig of curry leaves and add the tadka to chutney. 
This chutney can be served along with idli or dosa. 

Do check out other chutney recipes in my blog:


  1. Such a delicious chutney using radish . Something that I had not thought off.. will try soon

  2. innovative ..i need to try this.. by the way i made egg fried quinua and mutton ularthiyathu ..

  3. We do make Thogayal using radish, but it is quite different from this. Love how you have added ingredients like curry leaves, tomato, onion and coriander to make the chutney more flavourful. Looks delish!

  4. This chutney is too good. One more added to my chutney collections. I love trying out different varieties and will make this soon.

  5. Radish chutney looks so inviting and best way to use the veggies for kids. Such a quick and simple recipe too. I too love adding curry leaves and coriander to most of my chutney.

  6. Radish chutney looks delicious and tempting. I would love to try your recipe. A perfect accompaniment for dosa , idli and paniyaram. Would love to smear on my toasted bread too. So quick and easy recipe.

  7. Never tried chutney with radish. Yours sounds so flavorful. Will definitely give it a try.

  8. Thankyou for bringing back this recip, I had totally forgotten abou this alltogether till your recipe reminded me how much i miss it.

  9. we make radish chutney in a slightly diff way. this version with onion and tomato is so interesting...

  10. That's an interesting recipe Anu, using radish to make chutney. The only way I've used radish is in parathas, as sabji and in salads. This recipe is a must try one.

  11. Very nice recipe with radish Anu, never thought of making chutney with the ingredients that go into it.. so god to have with chillas and parathas.

  12. Yummy and delicious chutney this is Anu. I too now make chutney with different veggies but never tried with radish. would love to try this.

  13. This is actually a nice way to get the radish in. I love that it is simple to make and sounds absolutely delicious...

  14. Radish chutney looks tasty and ideal to serve with any meal. It is a good way to use radish, I must make it sometime.