Doraji Muchim – Spicy Bellflower Root

도라지 무침
Doragi is the root of the Chinese Bellflower (Platycodon grandiflorus) plant, and is a delicious addition to Korean and other Asian meals.
Doraij Muchim can be served as one dish of a ban chan array, or used as a component of bibimbap.


6 ounces Dried Bellflower Roots

1 small Cucumber

2 ½ tablespoon Ground dried red chili pepper

3 tablespoons Sugar

3 tablespoons Rice Vinegar

2 cloves Fresh Garlic

½ tablespoon Chopped Green Onions

½ to ¾ teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Sesame Oil

1 teaspoon Sesame Seeds


  • Doragi (bellflower root)
    • Soak doragi overnight.
    • Drain doragi, then rinse in cold water.
    • Bring a pot of water to a full boil
    • Drop doragi in boiling water and boil for 5 minutes.
    • Remove from heat, drain, cool, and squeeze out excess water.
  • Cucumber
    • Slice cucumber lengthwise into roughly 1/8 inch thick slices.
    • Cut each slice into strips about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Garlic and Green Onion
    • Mince the garlic.
    • Fine chop the green onion.


Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: About  2 ounces.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 111.55

Calories From Fat (9%) 9.83

Calories From Protein (1%) 0.87

Calories From Carbohydrates (90%) 100.85

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 1.13g 2%

Saturated Fat 0.12g <1%

Monounsaturated Fat 0.34g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.37g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 146.12mg 6%

Potassium 16.38mg <1%

Total Carbohydrates 25.75g 9%

Fiber 2.65g 11%

Sugar 4.77g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 23.09g

Protein 0.29g <1%

Vitamin A 10.03IU <1%

Vitamin C 66.07mg 110%

Calcium 12.02mg 1%

Iron 1.9mg 11%

Vitamin E 0.02mg <1%

Vitamin D 0IU

Thiamin 0.04mg 3%

Riboflavin 0.11mg 6%

Niacin 2.24mg 11%

Vitamin B6 0.04mg 2%

Folate 1.31mcg <1%

Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%

Pantothenic Acid 0.02mg <1%

Vitamin K 2.14mcg 3%

Phosphorus 61.47mg 6%

Magnesium 3.1mg <1%

Zinc 0.08mg <1%

Copper 0.02mg 1%

Manganese 0.06mg 3%

Selenium 0.47mcg <1%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 7.72g 0%

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