How to make Radish Cakes -

Delicious oriental starter – it is a savoury cake that is deep-fried and served with a dip

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : White radish (सफेद मूली), White radish (सफेद मूली)

Cuisine : Oriental

Course : Snacks and Starters

Radish Cakes

Radish Cakes Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 1.30-2 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Radish Cakes Recipe

  • White radish , peeled and grated 1 small

  • White radish , peeled and cut into thin strips 1 medium

  • Carrot , peeled and cut into thin strips 1 small

  • Rice flour 1/4 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Wheat starch 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic powder 1 teaspoon

  • Onion powder 1 teaspoon

  • White pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dried shitake mushrooms , soaked and chopped 3-4

  • Oil 2 tbsps + to deep fry

  • To serve

  • Fried chopped garlic to garnish

  • Spring onion greens , diagonally sliced to garnish

  • Fresh red chillies , diagonally slicedqq to garnish

  • Soy-ginger dip to garnish


Step 1

Boil sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan, add white radish strips and boil for 4 minutes. Drain them and transfer into a bowl of ice cold water.

Step 2

Add carrot strips to the same pan and boil for 4 minutes. Drain them and transfer into another bowl of ice cold water.

Step 3

To make batter, take rice flour, refined flour, and wheat starch in a large bowl. Add grated radish, salt, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and white pepper powder and 3 cups water and mix till well combined.

Step 4

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan. Add mushrooms and sauté on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Drain white radish strips and carrot strips and add to the pan and sauté well. Switch off the heat, add the batter and stir immediately to avoid any lump formation.

Step 5

Transfer the mixture into a 6” x 4” square silicon cake mould and level out the top.

Step 6

Heat sufficient water in a steamer.

Step 7

Place the cake mould in the steamer and steam for 1 hour 5 minutes. Switch the heat off and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the cake mould from the steamer and allow to cool down to room temperature. Place it in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours or till completely chilled.

Step 9

De-mould the cake and cut into 1 inch thick squares. These are the radish cakes.

Step 10

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Gently slide in the squares, a few at a time, and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 11

Arrange the radish cakes on a serving plate and garnish with fried garlic, spring onion greens and fresh red chillies. Serve hot with soy-ginger dip.

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