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tempered mooli raita served in white bowl.

Mooli Raita Recipe (Radish Raita)

Mooli raita or Radish Raita is crunchy yogurt raita made with grated mooligreek yogurt. A little spicy aromatic tempering added to enhance the flavors. Here is how to make it.
Course Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 47kcal
Author Bhawana


For Raita

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup mooli grated
  • ¼ tsp roasted cumin powder
  • Salt as per taste

For Tempering

  • 1 tsp oil
  • ¼ tsp cumin seed
  • ¼ tsp mustard seed
  • 2 dry red chili
  • 6-8 curry leaves


Prepare Mooli Raita

  • First of all, take a mixing bowl and add greek yogurt & water.
    Whisking yogurt with water
  • Whisk it till fine smooth consistency
    whisked till smooth consistency
  • Clean, peel, and wash mooli. Grate it and squeeze extra water content. Add grated mooli, salt, and roasted cumin powder to the whisked yogurt.
    add, salt, roasted cumin powder & grated mooli in whisked yogurt
  • Mix well and adjust salt as per taste.
    Mix well

Prepare Tempering

  • Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds, dry red chilies, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Keep stirring and cook for 2 minutes.
    prepare tempering
  • Add it to the raita. Mix well and chill for 30 minutes. Serve chilled
    radish raita served in white bowl with tempering


  • This raita tastes best when using fresh, soft, and tender radishes due to their sweet smell and nice taste.
  • You can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge. However, do not add salt while storing, add just before serving. Else radish will leave water content and raita will become too watery.
  • I am using greek yogurt and used ¼ cup of water to thin down. If using homemade curd then first add grated mooli and then adjust the consistency by adding extra water.
  • This muli raita is South Indian Style raita, adding tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves, & dry red chilies. You can skip this tempering, garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy it as is.
  • I have tried it with Indian radish and daikon to make this raita. Feel free to use red radish as well


Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg