Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mulor Ghonto or Mulor Chechki – Choose any name but tame the dish in your kitchen...

Mulo/Radish is available in plenty in the market. In winter the mulo/radish has a special taste...a winter vegetable. Nowadays different kinds of fruits and vegetables are available all the year round, no tags of a Seasonal Fruit or vegetable these days. But I think winter mulo tastes better.

Moving straight on to my recipe:

Preparation and cooking time: 40-45 minutes

Mulor Ghanto/Chechki

Mulo/radish: 3-4

Green chillies: 2

Jeera: 1 tsp

Red chilli powder: ¼ tsp

Haldi powder: ½ tsp

Dry red chilli: 1

Sugar: ½ tsp

Salt: to taste

Cooking oil: 2tsp


Wash the radish and grate them, not very fine.

Heat oil in a kadhai/wok. Add the red chilli after breaking it into half.

Half a minute and tip in the jeera. Soon the lovely aroma spreads all around signifying to add the green chillies after giving them a slit in the middle.

Then put in the grated mulo/radish and stir fry. Cover and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes over low heat and then add salt, sugar, red chilli powder and turmeric powder and stir well to mix all the ingredients properly.

Cover and cook for another 6-7 minutes, keep stirring from time to time.

The radish along with the salt will release water which helps in the cooking.

Increase the heat and cook till the ghonto/checheki is completely dry. Make sure the mulo/radish is fully cooked.

You can add some crushed deep fried boris (urad dal dumplings dried and stored) before serving.I didn't have bodi, so no chance of giving that extra taste to the dish.

Serve this dish with rice and dal. This also tastes very good with rotis and parathas.

I love it with rice and dal and of course with hot khasta parathas...smacking my lips at the thought of it...


  1. ami chotobelay esab khete chaitam na ar akhon ki bhalo lage. Jan e bari jachi takhon khabo maa er haater toiri. tum to aar pathate parbe na ei atto sundor tarkarita.

  2. ami o chotobalay mulo khetam na kintu ekhon baina korle cholbe na. soob khete hoye...after all have to tell the children about the food values of veggies...bujh-te parcho...
    aar ki boli.
    Sayantani, New Year er ki programme. aaj kaal khoob baking choleche. bolo to ki byapar.

  3. Delicious recipe with radish..simple and tasty
    Happy New year!!!

  4. Nice recipe Gouri. How are your holidays going on? Its pretty busy season here.

  5. aaj ma er shathe phn e mulo r recipe share hochhilo....ma mulo darun ranna koren...but oto bhalo pari na...dekhe besh tempting lagchhe...shubho naba barsho...

  6. Onek din pore aaj kono dhoroner ghonto khete icche korchilo. Tomar ta dekhe darun laglo. Aaj kei preparation korbo. Excellent recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. wow I love the idea...looks totally delicious!

  8. Such a healthy and yummy dish! Great clicks too...


  9. Wow..Gouri..this Mooli ki subzi is the same like my mom used to prepare...Thanks for sharing this recipe..Simple and delicious..Also love mooli parathas..Wishing you and ur family a happy new year...BTW.. love the bengali exhange of words..bewtween you, Sayantani and Deepa..Sweet language..wd love to learn it one day..Visiting ur space after a long time..

  10. A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

    - Smita
    (fun foods for little eaters

  11. Dear Didibhai
    How are you? Happy New year!
    I love Mulo ghanto and chhechki. I use mustrad seasoning in chhecki. Now I will try the cumin seasoning.
    Have a nice week

  12. @Suja, thanks.

    Madhu, nice to read your comment.

    @Silence Sings, thanks for the new year wishes. Same to you dear.

    Deepa, thanks for being here. Cook, eat and enjoy, tai na???

  13. @Home Cooked Oriya Food, thanks dear.

    @aipi, thanks and nice to see you here.

    @PALATABLE, thanks for visiting and your nice words.

  14. Dolly, first wish you a very Happy New Year and nice to see you here. Mooli parathas are so tasty and specially love to have a bite of these parathas in winter.
    Glad to know you like the Bengali language and have a knack to learn it. We Indians are quick learners of regional languages. Hope you too learn it and some day we can exchange few Bengali words between us.
    Hope to see you again.

  15. Hi Smita,
    Thnaks for visiting. Will visit your space. Hope to see you again.
    BTW New Year wishes for you too.


  17. Hi, welcome nice to see you step in here...bhalo laglo comment-ta pore and your sharing of the idea. Hope to see you again.