Mooli ki Churi

Mooli ki churi, also known as mooli laccha is a seasonal winter salad made with daikon radish and the perfect refreshing side to those warm winter meals.

mooli ki churi

Mooli ki Churi

You’ve heard of Kachumber but have you heard of Mooli ki churi? The name itself is so fun. This seasonal salad that comes together in no time is the perfect refreshing side to those warm winter meals. Mooli ki churi, also known as mooli laccha, is a delightful and flavorful Indian dish that celebrates the humble radish in all its crunchy glory. Mooli is the word for daikon radish and it’s much milder, crunchier, and juicer than its red radish relative. This traditional recipe transforms the simple radish into a winter salad star, making it a popular accompaniment to various winter meals.

Make it

To prepare mooli ki churi, start by peeling and grating fresh daikon radishes. The vibrant white shreds form the base of this dish, providing a crisp texture and a refreshing taste. The grated radish is then mixed with sweet winter carrots, tomatoes, herbaceous cilantro and seasoned with an array of spices, including green chilies, black salt, and pepper, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate.

Winter Salads

One of the unique features of mooli ki churi is its versatility. It can be served as a side dish with main courses, acting as a palate cleanser with its light and zesty notes. Additionally, it makes for a fantastic side for various parathas and rotis, adding a delightful crunch to every bite.

Serve it with

Makki ki Roti
Sarson ka Saag
Palak Corn

Eating Seasonally

Beyond its delicious taste, mooli ki churi also offers health benefits. Radishes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, contributing to a well-balanced diet. This salad’s emphasis on fresh ingredients, aligns with a wholesome approach to cooking.

A short love note to Mooli:

In the garden, beneath the sun so bright,
Mooli grows, a radish pure and white.
Crunchy and cool, a delight to chew,
From the earth, it sprouts, a tasty view.

The next time you crave a refreshing and crunchy salad or need a freshness to your winter meals, make this mooli ki churi.

Mooli ki Churi
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Mooli ki churi, also known as mooli laccha is a seasonal winter salad made with daikon radish and the perfect refreshing side to those warm winter meals.
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup mooli / daikon radish; grated
  • ½ cup carrots; grated
  • ¼ cup tomatoes; chopped
  • 1 green chili; finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro; chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon kala namak / black salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. In a bowl mix all ingredients and serve.
  2. If making ahead of time grate and chop vegetables and store in an airtight container, dress with lemon juice, salt and spices at the time of serving.


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