Jul 24, 2014

Radish Capsicum Masala Recipe / Radish Masala Curry Recipe

This is my own invention. Last saturday, DH and me visited our local veg shop, i found some beautiful looking pink radishes..Even though i am not a big fan of radishes, I picked a three of them. I like to add them to parathas and sambar. This time i wanted to try out a new recipe with it.

I had a small capsicum on had, so decided to use both of them. I made it into a masala dish. I didn't use coconut in this. You can pair this with roti or even with hot rice.So give this a try and let me know how it turned out..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Radish - 2 large cubed
Capsicum / Bell pepper - 1 cubed
Onion - 1 large chopped
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped
Green Chilli - 2
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp

For Grinding:

Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus / Kasa kasa - 1 tblspn
Cashewnuts - 10


Take cashew and khus khus in a blender and make it into a fine puree.

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and crackle cumin and fennel seeds.

Add in onions and green chillies. Saute it for a min.

Add in ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Add in radish and capsicum, toss well in the onion mix.

Add in the spice powder and salt.Saute it for a min. Add in tomatoes and garam masala powder.

Add in water and pressure cook it for 4 whistle, simmer it for 10 mins. Switch off the heat and let the pressure go all by itself.

Open the cooker add in the cashew paste. Cook it for few more mins till it get thick.

Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve with rice or roti.


Take all your ingredients

I found these beautiful looking pink radishes..

Prepare all your ingredients

Heat oil in a pressure cooker

add in fennel seeds

some cumin seeds

some onions and green chillies

saute it for a min

add in some ginger and garlic paste

saute it for a min

add in peppers and radishes

saute it in the masala

add salt

spice powders

toss well

add in tomatoes

and sprinkle some garam masala

mix well

pour some water

mix well

cover and cook

now radish is done

take some cashews and khus khus in a blender

add some water and puree them

pour that into the curry

add some sugar

cook till the curry gets thick



  1. Delicious and spicy looking radish dish. Excellent preparation.

  2. can we skip khus khus powder/cashew mix and sugar.. how it will be ?

  3. Thanks aarthi. Felt so simple while cooking and it tasted delicious even though it is raddish. The only change i have made is jaggery instead of sugar

  4. Can we use cream instead of cashew kuskus paste

  5. Very tasty! My 6 yr old daughter ate it without any complaints.☺ Thanks for the recipe!


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