Chutney and Thuvaiyal have different meanings. The consistency of Chutney is semi liquid whereas Thuvaiyal is semi dry. Both are recipes from South India. They are the main accompaniment for Idlis, Dosas, Uthappas etc.
I had already posted the methods for making many varieties of Chutney. Let us see how to make a chutney and Thuvaiyal using the healthy Radish vegetable.
I tried making chutney with white Radish and it turned out to be a very tasty dish. Some do not like the pungent taste and odour of the white Radish. If you follow this recipe, you will not be able to tell the chutney is made of Radish 🙂 This successful chutney led me to make the Thuvaiyal also with Radish.
To Roast the Dal and Radish:
Radish (Grated) – 1 ½ cup
Oil – 1 tsp
Red Chillies – 10 to 12 (broken)
Urad Dal – 1 ½ tsp
Asafoetida – 1 pinch
Channa Dal – 1 ½ tbsp
Curry Leaves – from 2 twigs
Grated Coconut – 3 tbsp
Tamarind – medium marble size
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard Seed – ½ tsp
Curry Leaves – from 1 twig
Red Chilli – 1 (broken)
Heat 1 tsp of Oil in a pan. Add the Red Chillies, Urad Dal, Channa Dal and Curry Leaves and roast them till the Dals turn golden brown.
Add Asafoetida. Stir fry for few seconds. Transfer to a small plate and keep aside.
In the same pan, add the grated Radish. Cook till the raw smell goes away. Switch of the flame.
Add Salt, Grated Coconut and Tamarind. Allow everything to cool down.
Take the roasted Dals and Red Chillies in a big mixer jar.
Grind them to a powder.
Add the sautéed Radish along with the other ingredients. Grind them together without water. Adjust Salt, if required.
Grind to a semi coarse texture. The Radish Thuvaiyal is ready for serving with Idli, Dosa, Rice etc.
If you want to make radish chutney, add required amount of water to the remaining Thuvaiyal in the mixer jar. Grind it to a fine paste. And transfer to a serving bowl.
Heat the Oil in a pan. Add Mustard and allow it to crackle. Add the Curry Leaves and Red Chilli. Astir cook for a few seconds. Pour this to the chutney in the serving bowl. Mix well.
The Radish Chutney is ready.