Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Radish Channa Gravy

Radish channa gravyFlowers are made from radish and bow from radish peels with channa bow pin

Radish Channa Gravy

Radish is an excellent source of vitamin C. Including radish in our diet regularly helps to reduce obesity. It helps in curing constipation and piles and has anti-cancer properties. It has also been found beneficial in problems related to respiratory disorders. Radish can be taken raw in the form of salads and raithas. It is also used to prepare stuffed parathas and sambar. Since I got bored preparing radish sambar, parathas and salad, I tried this recipe for a change. It was in my cookery note book which I had written a few years back. So I do not know the source of this recipe. I have never tried this because I felt radish combined with carrot and cabbage will not go well but to my surprise it tasted great with both rice and roti. So here I am sharing it with you all, so that you can try this protein packed recipe and enjoy with your family. 

Ingredients needed

Chopped radish - 1 cup
Chickpea or Garbanzo beans – 1/2 cup
Onions -3/4 cup chopped
Tomato -1 cup finely chopped
Carrot -1/2 cup
Cabbage -  handful
Green chilli -1
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt as requried

Spice Powder

Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp

For the seasoning

Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp

Radish Recipe

Preparation

Soak chick peas overnight and pressure cook adding a little salt till soft.

Cut radish and carrot into cubes.

Chop cabbage finely.

Method

Heat 2 tbsp of oil, add cumin seeds, when they splutter, add finely chopped onions and sauté till onions become transparent.

Add green chillie and finely chopped tomatoes. Sauté for some more time.

Then add all the vegetables, salt needed and all the spice powder. Mix well and sauté for a few seconds.

Add ½ cup of water and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

Then add cooked chick peas and simmer for 4-5 minutes until everything gets blended well.

Serve hot with rice or roti. Enjoy!

I am sending this recipe to My Legume Love affair -19th helping started by Susan and hosted by EC of Simple Indian Food


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66 comments:

  1. That bow looks really cute....Thats a unique combo dear

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  2. thanks for this info Padhu. I have got another good harvest of raddish and now a days putting them in everything. love this dish and that Bow. its mind blowing as usual.

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  3. wow..very innovative to use radish in chana...looks awesome and like the your fine art...

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  4. Nice clicks.. Chickpeas r my fav

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  5. lovely clicks padhu,beautifully presented as always and a unique different combo yet very delicious too...

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  6. Thanks for your lovely comment. Raddish chana is a new dish for me. Looks delicious and tempting.

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  7. Unique combination dear...lovely click and beautiful presentation as usual:)

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  8. I have some left over raddish now I know what to do with them!

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  9. Wow! new combo..will give a try..love the picture Dear..

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  10. Yummy combo, I love Radish and Chana as well, never combined those two. Looks delicious.

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  11. Raddish and chick pea combo sounds wonderful...would lov to try...

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  12. Hey Padhu, That is such a healthy combination. DElicious too. LOve ur presentation with ur vegetable carvings as always.

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  13. Love the addition of radish in this curry.

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  14. Wow! That looks and sounds amazingly healthy and delicious! I really adore your lovely presentation. Way to go, Padhu! Also thanks for the great info about radish, I have to add this veggie to my diet more often!

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  15. padhu,
    Raddish channadal dal looks really good. I will try this latter

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  16. Padhu very nice gravy!!!The Veggie flowers are looking kewl and so is your lil bow!!! ;)

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  17. never tried this combo...will definitely give it a try... and loved your vegetable carvings...

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  18. Gorgeous flowers and so is the dish :-)

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  19. this is very interesting combo! pretty healthy too!

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  20. wow, lovely presentation and a nice and simple recipe.

    www.foodlyrics.com

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  21. beautiful veggie flowers! he recipe sounds simple and good too.

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  22. Ur presentation is always amazing have u done catering? Lovely chana curry!

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  23. Hey padhu this luks realy delicious...nice combo...n ur presentation is just 2 good

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  24. A nice different recipe to me, I've never tried this combo :)... lovely presentation :):).. is the bow is made of onion??.. cute flowers :)

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  25. I love radish. This looks amazing!

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  26. Thats a great combo ...looks yummy yumm!!!!

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  27. radish chana gravy looks delicious! and love those radish flowers.. they are so cute, very nicely done!

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  28. This is one brand new combo to me. I love both channa and radish individually, but it never occurred to me to combine them.

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  29. Nice presentation Padma...this combo sounds delicious...looks yum :)

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  30. Great idea using Radish in Chana!!Looks lovely!

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  31. nic combo.quite intersting too.vegetable carving is really cute..

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  32. Edible flowers - goes well with the curry ;p

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  33. Wow! this combination sounds so healthy and delicious. You are so creative !!!! On seeing your blog my eyes were glued to the Pictures of the dishes. Perfect creativity !!
    Great job . Glad to follow you. Hope to see you more often in my blog.
    Deepa
    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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  34. Radish and channa, mmm, great combination; must be tasting good in this curry!!!
    lovely presentation!!! have a nice week end!!

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  35. Yummy and healthy combo, nice gravy looks delicious.

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  36. new recipe to me....but sounds great,yummy and nice clicks....
    http://swapnasridhar.blogspot.com/

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  37. Cute flowers!!Never tried adding radish to gravy!!

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  38. Like ur daughter i m also not a fan of radish..so if she lked this I too will definitely likthis..must try this comnation.will save this for future.

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  39. Wow Padhu u r so creative, loved the pics, ur blog is a feast for eyes and soul

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  40. Radish and channa sound like a nice combination!

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  41. i only ever make sambar with radish. nice combo :)

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  42. Hey thr,
    Thx for stopping by my blog...
    raddish n chana..very unusual for me...good click too.
    Cheers.

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  43. Yes there are very dishes that are regularly made with radish, good to know it makes a great combo with channa.

    Thanks for stopping by. Glad to have found yours.

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  44. The vegetable carving is very pretty

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  45. Looks very different yet delicious! :)

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  46. Lovely presentation to a yumm dish..thanks for participating

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  47. Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. Your blog looks wonderful!

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  48. wonderful veg carvings!!! Following u...

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  49. thanks for dropping your valuable comments ,dear. nice presentation also new to me. will try this soon . bye.

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  50. awesome presentation dearie...

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  51. new combination to me. Looks yumm in the picture

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  52. Great-looking blog! Very nice template as well...I can easily relate to the South Indian recipes being a South Indian myself.

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  53. A very nice presentation padhu. I like the decorations and indeed a healthy recipe.

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  54. முள்ளங்கி+சென்னா க்ரேவி அருமையா இருக்கு.இதுவரை 2ஐயும் சேர்த்து செய்ததில்லை.

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  55. This looks fabulous and the flowers are very pretty.

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  56. nice presentation as always dear!!!!

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  57. That is a wonderful combination. looks really delicious..

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  58. Hi Padhu, Thanks for letting me know about your blog, is wonderful n i wll keep coming :) Chana and garnishing both look very nice

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  59. So far mostly I have used frozen (store bought or home made) food and I am trying prepare fresh food daily with max life of one day after seeing your recipes.

    Your recipes are easy and will try those recipes once I go through ingredients and photos. another key point I look is time required to prepare and cook.

    By looking some recipes I think will take time and skipping it.

    Can you please add those details in old recipes as well.

    I would like to thank you for the easy recipes.

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  60. simply superb! taste bhi aur healthy bhi

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