Mooli is a popular vegetable across the globe. There are various types of mooli available and almost every type of mooli are cultivated in India. Mooli is a Hindi word and people know the vegetable by this name in Hindi speaking areas. It is such a popular vegetable, but many of us do not know what is called mooli in English? Do you know what is called muli vegetable in English? Yes, many of you definitely know and you accidentally landed on this page. Is this correct? or do you really want to know?
What is muli vegetable in English?
Mooli is known as radish in English.
It has different names in different Indian languages. Like it is called moolo in the Bengali language. What it is called in your language? Please share it with us by leaving a comment below.
What is radish (mooli) vegetable?
Radish is a root vegetable. It ground under the ground. There are multiple types of radish available in the market. People prefer white coloured radish for salad. There is also red & half red half white coloured radish. Those are used to make various traditional dishes. Nowadays red & round small shaped radish becomes very popular. That kind of radish is known as table radish. It is also used to make a salad or eat raw. Last year, I grew those small size radishes in my rooftop garden.
Benefits of radish
Every vegetable has certain health benefits. If a vegetable is edible that means you can have it regularly. But overeating is not beneficial for any kind of vegetable or food. Though I do not bother about the nutritional value of any vegetable because I always try to grow various types of seasonal vegetables in my kitchen garden and eat almost every kind of vegetable. So I am simply less interested know those nutritional values. I grow healthy and eat tasty.
But if you are interested to know the health benefits of radish. Then I must say that that it is nutritious. It is said that it helps to control diabetes. This vegetable also helps to keep your heart healthy if you consume healthy food and eat this vegetable regularly with moderate quantity.
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Dishes prepared with radish
There are multiple types of dishes that are prepared with radish. In Northern Indian states, white radishes are consumed as a salad along with a meal. I had so many times a plate of mooli salad and main course food items. It is popular during summer days when fresh cucumbers are not available in the market. So most people prefer to have radish in a salad.
Radishes are also added to make various types of mixed sabzi. It is often used to make Bengali style sabzi daal or garur dal. Did you ever try garur dal. It is a super delicious and healthy dish that is cooked on the last day of Ashwin month. People eat this on the first day of Kartick month. I have also shared a post on that festival.
did you ever try ram laddu during the winter season? Then you have definitely tasted this awesome chatni prepared with radishes