I had bought some Radish to make a Sambhar and ended up having a bunch of Radish Leaves. Instead of making the usual stir fry, decided to make a Molagootal or a Dal and coconut based gravy which is flavoured with these leaves. It goes well with both Rice or Rotis.
- A small bunch of Radish greens
- 100 gms Arhar Dal/ Split Pigeon peas
- 1/4 coconut grated
- 1 tsp Jeera/ Cumin seeds
- 5 dry red chillies
- 2 tsps oil
- 3 tsps Urad Dal/ Black gram Dal
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- A pinch of Haldi / Turmeric powder
Wash the Radish Greens well and chop them fine. Pressure cook the Arhar Dal with a pinch of turmeric. Cook the chopped Radish greens with a little salt till done. Heat 1 tsp oil. Drop in 2 tsps of urad dal and when it turns golden brown add the 4 dry red chillies. Toss. Remove and allow to cool. Grind the roasted ingredients along with coconut and Jeera to a smooth paste. Churn the Dal. Drop it into the cooked Radish greens along with the ground paste. Boil well. Heat the remaining tsp of oil. Add the mustard seeds and after they splutter add the remaining tsp of Urad Dal. After it turns golden brown drop in the dry red chilly. Toss and pour the seasoning into the Molagootal. Serve it with hot rice.
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