Khatti Mooli

Khatti Mooli

From   India Unlimited

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Kashmiri

Key Ingredients:

Fried radish batons tossed in a spicy spice mixture


  • Radish 4 to 5
  • Oil to deep-fry
  • Mustard oil 4 tbsps
  • Cumin seeds 2 tsps
  • Black cardamoms 2
  • Cloves, crushed 3
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 tsp
  • Fennel (saunf) powder 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida 1 pinch
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Dried ginger powder (soonth) 1 tsp
  • Dried mango powder (amchur) ½ tsp
  • Tamarind pulp 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder ½ tsp
  • Fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped 2 tbsps


  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Peel and cut the radish into long batons (like French fries). Slide them into hot oil and deep- fry till light golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and saute till they change colour. Add black cardamoms, cloves, carom seeds, fennel powder, asafoetida, Kashmiri chilli powder and dried ginger powder and mix well.
  • Add fried radish and toss well.
  • Add dried mango powder, tamarind pulp, salt, black pepper powder and mint leaves and mix well.
  • Serve hot.