White Radish Curry (Rabu Vanjanaya)

White Radish Curry (Rabu Vanjanaya)

In Sri Lanka, white radish is available the whole year. A very healthy vegetable, it was one of my Mum’s most delicious curries. I thought to share it with you in this winter.

White Radish Curry
300g white radish, peeled and cut into match sticks
1 onion, sliced
3 green chillies, sliced
3 sprigs of curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder or stick
2 tbs olive oil
1 cup coconut milk
Salt to taste


Heat the oil in a pan, add onion, chilli, curry leaves and cook until soft. Then add all the dry ingredients, mix well. Now add the radish and stir together, cook for about 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk, check the seasoning, and simmer until the mixture binds together with the radish. Remove from the heat.

Serve with white rice.

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