Mullo Bhaji – White Daikon Radish with Grated Coconut Recipe

24 Feb

Last weekend my husband came home with mullo -diakon radish and said he wanted to eat some goan mullo/ mulliah bhaji. Mullo – diakon radish is very common in Goa and is eaten as an everyday vegetable. It does not need too many ingredients to make this vegetable shine. Β We ate it just boiled and as bhaji. It’s very tasty with just 4-5 simple ingredients. You can also cook it with caldin curry and it taste great. I also use the caldin curry recipeΒ to make bottle gourd (opo squash or long melon).




Serving Size: 4-6


4-5 average sized diakon radish with green leaves

1/2-3/4 cup of fresh grated coconut

1 medium onion diced

3/4 cup water

1 diced tomato (optional) gives color and flavor

1 green chilli for spice (optional)

salt to taste


Wash the radish well to take off any sand or mud. Cut it into 1/2 inch pieces.

In a pot add the coconut, onion, tomato and the radish on top. Add in the water and cover and cook on medium heat for 20-30 minutes till the radish has soften.

Season with salt and enjoy it as a side with rice.




40 Responses to “Mullo Bhaji – White Daikon Radish with Grated Coconut Recipe”

  1. koolkosherkitchen February 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

    Why do you cook the poor radish? I either pickle it or grate it and make a salad – raw, not cooked! I do steam the leaves, I have to try it your way Adding grated coconut to it is a great idea, thank you!

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

      We ate our veggie cooked then raw growing up but now I eat raw as well πŸ™‚

      • koolkosherkitchen February 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

        I just didn’t know that you cook could it – thank you for educating me!

        • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

          You are so welcome πŸ™‚

  2. Laura @ Feast Wisely February 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

    Yum Nandini – I didn’t think from the pictures that it would be so simple. Now I just need to track down some white radish!

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

      It is Laura…very easy. I hope you do find some as I know you enjoy Indian foods πŸ™‚

      • Laura @ Feast Wisely February 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

        Thanks Nandini and yes I’m a big Indian food fan – I’m just about to make pau bhaji for the first time πŸ˜‹

        • Nandini March 13, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

          That is awesome Laura

  3. Smiling Notes February 24, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

    Wow it looks so delicious and simple, Nandini!! πŸ’•

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:35 pm #

      Thank You so much Sha πŸ™‚

  4. Hans Susser February 24, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

    Hi Nandini,
    another winner πŸ™‚
    I love radish and have it often, either as a snack or in soup. As a hot side dish its new to me, so I must try this asap πŸ™‚
    Cheers and thanks for another great recipe.

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

      Thank You so much Hans. I grew up eating the radish cooked. Eating it raw was a new thing for me when I first came to the US πŸ™‚

  5. JoAnn Chateau February 25, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

    I love that this recipe uses a cruciferous vegetable with the greens. Very nutritious, as well as tasty.

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

      Thank You for expanding my vocabulary JoAnn πŸ™‚ I love most of “cruciferous” vegetables

  6. sweetartisan February 25, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

    Oh yes…i have tasted this a long time ago….super combination of coconut n raddish

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  7. lynne hoareau February 26, 2017 at 6:58 am #

    Wow! this sounds gorgeous Nandini. I must say I haven’t seen white radish around here, but I certainly will be on the look out for it. Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚ Hope you and your family are well. x

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

      Thank You so much Lynne. If you have any asian store you may find them there.

  8. youthfoodblog February 26, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

    Wonderful looking! Thanks for sharing!

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

      Thank You so much Chris πŸ™‚

  9. sheenask February 27, 2017 at 2:19 am #

    That looks mouth watering. Will try and make this one.

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  10. Loretta February 27, 2017 at 5:54 am #

    This brought back a lot of memories for me Nandini. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I had almost forgotten about this vegetable. Do you use the frozen coconut in any of your other Goan dishes? I have that same packet lying in my freezer and use it now and again.

    • Nandini February 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

      I am so happy to hear that Loretta. I usually use frozen all the time since I do not have access to fresh. But with fresh it sure taste much better πŸ™‚

  11. ruthann1 March 1, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

    My husband loves radishes, and I can’t wait to try this unusual dish.
    RuthAnn Ridley

    • Nandini March 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

      Ruthann that is so awesome. . Will look forward to your feedback πŸ™‚

  12. rdhealthy March 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    I have nominated you for the Blog- aholic Award. Please visit the link for more details This is my way of showing support for the wonderful work that you are doing.

    • Nandini March 13, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

      Thank You so much, that is very kind of you πŸ™‚

  13. elizabethranger March 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

    I’ve only ever tried daikon radish raw or pickled, never cooked with coconut, I’m really intrigued! I would totally eat this.

    • Nandini March 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

      That is so nice to know Liz. It has a sweet undertone taste to the cooked vegetable.

  14. fittoservegroup March 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

    Ohhhh yum! That looks lovely. How are you doing darling ?

    • Nandini March 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

      Thank you so much Hilda. We r doing well with God’s grace. Wishing you and your family the same πŸ™‚

  15. flavours2017 April 17, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    I love Raddish —- looking grt ——-

  16. Sandhya April 21, 2017 at 6:02 am #

    This is a favorite bhaji of mine too, Nandini. I have not tried it with the tomato. Will do so next time.

    • Nandini May 2, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

      That is awesome Sandhya…it gives a nice tang taste to it πŸ™‚

  17. Maryanne May 5, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

    I love daiken radish in sushi, now it’s great to see other options. Thank you!

    • Nandini May 9, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

      Thank You Maryanne, I am happy to hear that πŸ™‚

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