Easy Radish Pulusu as the name suggests is a simple, healthy pulusu that is prepared with radish. Radishes are a very good source of vitamin C which helps to rebuild tissues and blood vessels, and keeping bones and teeth strong. There are many nutrients such as folate, fiber, riboflavin, and potassium, as well as good amounts of copper, vitamin B6, magnesium, manganese, and calcium that are found in radishes. They also contain fiber, which keeps your system flushed and functioning with regularity and also aids in maintaining a healthy weight.
Radishes are natural diuretic, purifying the kidney and urinary systems and relieving inflammation. They can also regulate blood pressure, relieve congestion, and prevent respiratory problems such as asthma or bronchitis. They have antibacterial, antifungal, detoxifying properties, and contain compounds that soothe rashes, dryness, and other skin disorders. So reap the benefits by making this pulusu ☺!!
Radish: 4 cups chopped
Toor dal: ½ cup
Pulusu mirappadi: 1.25 tsp
Tamarind paste: 1 tsp
Jaggery: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Gingelly oil: ¼ tsp
Salt: as required
Coriander Leaves: for garnishing
Mustard: ½ tsp
Curry leaves: a sprig
Oil: ½ tsp
Clean and wash toor dal and add enough water, turmeric powder, gingelly oil and pressure cook for 5 whistles or until soft.
Chop the radish into thick round pieces. Pressure cook for 3 whistles or until soft but not mushy. Keep this ready.
In a saucepan add cooked dal, radish, tamarind paste, pulusu mirappadi, jaggery, required salt and mix gently.
Add enough water to bring to your desired consistency.
Cook until it starts to boil. Do the seasoning and pour on top. And garnish with coriander leaves!
Enjoy with hot rice!!
- Adding jaggery is optional.
- Adjust pulusu mirappadi according to the spice level of the chillies that is used to prepare your powder.
- As there is no thickening agent other than toor dal, adjust the amount of dal/water according to the consistency required.