Mullangi is the Telugu word for white radish, which is also known as daikon. It is known as mooli in Hindi. This is a very simple chutney, which my mother makes. I used to love it so much that, I would eat up the chutney all by itself.
Daikon/Radish - 11/2 cup, peeled and grated
Onion - 1 medium sized, diced
Turmeric Powder - 1/8 tsp
Tamarind - marble sized ball, soaked in warm water
Chilli powder/Paprika - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal/Bengal Gram - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As per taste
Method of Preparation:
1. Add the grated radish, chilli powder and tamarind to a mixer/grinder and grind to a paste. Add the water used to soak tamarind, if required.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. After they splutter, add cumin seeds, urad dal and fry for 30 seconds, then add the chopped onions and fry till the onions become translucent(for a minute or two).
3. Add turmeric powder and the ground radish mixture to the pan and mix well.
4. Cook till most of the moisture evaporates and raw smell disappears, add salt and take off heat.
5. Enjoy the mullangi chutney with hot steamed rice or rotis.