Lentil With Water Chestnuts And Radish Fry


This is a delicious lentil-based dish with a unique twist to it by adding water-chestnuts or paniphal. The dish is high in proteins, is having a unique taste and requires zero intervention of oil. Combined with its side dish, both make a super healthy combo which cannot be missed by health freaks and all those people who don’t want to compromise on either of the taste or the health factors.

Ingredients:-For the Lentil with water-chestnuts(Paniphal)

  1. Split Green Gram – 250 gms.
  2. Water Chestnuts(Paniphal) – 25 gms.
  3. Onion – 1.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  10. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.

For the tempering or tadka:-

  1. Cumin and Black Mustard- 1 tsp.
  2. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.
  3. Green or Dry Red Chillies – 1.
  4. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp.


Step 1

Take a pan and dry roast the split green gram in it till lightly browned. Now wash it. Peel the skin of the water chestnuts. Chop the onion finely. Next, take a pressure cooker and add the lentil in it along with the water chestnuts, salt, turmeric powder, water and raw asafoetida. Cook the daal.


Step 2

Now for the tempering take a kadhai and add vegetable oil. Then add all the ingredients of the tempering except kasuri methi and when they crackle add the chopped onion in it. Fry it for two minutes. Now add the kasuri methi, red chilly powder, pepper powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and after stirring it for a minute add in the boiled lentil with the water chestnuts. Boil it up for two minutes.


Our Lentil With Water Chestnuts is ready. Check the seasonings before serving and serve with steamed boiled rice and stir-fries of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your feedback and comments. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!


Radish Stir-Fry


  1. Radish – 2.
  2. Onion – 1/2.
  3. Green Chillies – 2.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  7. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  9. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp.

For the tempering:-

  1. Chana Dal – 1/2 tsp.
  2. Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp.
  3. Curry Leaves – 4-5.
  4. Asafoetida – A pinch
  5. Black Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp.



Step 1

Wash, peel and chop the radish finely. Blanch it. Chop the onion, green chilies finely.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add vegetable oil. Splutter in the black mustard seeds, chana dal, curry leaves, urad daal, asafoetida and let it crackle. Add in the chopped onion and green chilies and fry it for two minutes. Now add the blanched radish and the masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and fry again for five minutes.


Our Radish Fry is done. Garnish it with chopped coriander. Serve it as a side dish with your regular lunch and dinner platters.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedbacks. Have a great day and week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!






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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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