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Mullangi Pachadi Recipe - Andhra Style Radish Chutney Recipe

Andhra style chutney made with radish, lentils and spices. Goes well with rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Andhra, South Indian
Keyword: andhra recipes, authentic, indian radish recipes, pachadi recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 63kcal


  • 1 cup Grated Radish
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Chana Dal
  • 1/2 tbsp Urad Dal
  • Marble sized tamarind ball
  • 4 to 5 Dried Red Chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil

For Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • 1 tsp Oil


  • Soak the tamarind in little water and set aside.
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add the coriander seeds, urad dal, chana dal and fenugreek seeds.
  • Fry them on a medium flame till golden brown color. Remove and keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add the red chillies and fry for a few seconds. Remove from the pan and set them aside.
  • In the same pan, add another 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Add the grated radish and turmeric powder.
  • Saute on a low – medium flame for 5 minutes till the raw smell goes off.
  • Cover with a lid and cook for another 5 minutes, or until soft. Sprinkle little water if needed.
  • Turn off the flame allow it to cool.
  • Grind the roasted coriander seeds mixture to a powder and add the sauteed radish along with tamarind and salt.
  • Grind it to a coarse paste by adding water little by little. It shouldn’t be a smooth paste.
  • Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal and allow them splutter.
  • When the seeds stop popping, add the hing and curry leaves. Turn off the flame.
  • Pour the seasoned ingredients over the chutney and mix well.
  • Serve with hot steamed rice, dosa, idli, upma or roti.


Use less or more red chillies according to your taste.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 16.4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.6mg