Large white bowl of grated white radish mixed with a brown paste, on dark blue black background. Black Sesame Radish salad from India's N E Meghalaya
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Khasi Black Sesame Radish Salad: Meghalaya Salad

Black Sesame Radish Salad, a quick and easy Khasi recipe from Meghalaya. Vegan and Gluten free, the salad uses just three ingredients. Big on flavour and taste, it is a popular accompaniment to the largely meat based dishes of the region.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Sujata Shukla

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Black Sesame/ Nei iong
  • 1 cup white radish Peeled and grated
  • a pinch salt 1/16 teaspoon or to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Heat a small pan and roast the black sesame seeds on the dry pan. Keep the heat on low and stir frequently for 2 minutes or till the seeds begin to crackle and you get the aroma of the sesame. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool. Wash, peel and grate the white radish. Set aside till required. Grind or process the roasted sesame with very little water (upto about 1/2 tablespoon), into a paste.
  • Wash, peel and grate the white radish. Set aside till required. Grind or process the roasted sesame with very little water (upto about 1/2 tablespoon), into a paste.
  • Pour the sesame paste into the grated radish. Add a pinch of salt and taste for seasoning. Serve immediately with your main dishes.