Apr 17, 2013

Mooli Ka Saag

In winter, we can easily get fresh and seasonal radish… sweet and soft in taste. So we can prepare so many recipes with seasonal radish i.e. mooli ka paratha, mooli ka saag, achaar and more. This time I choose “Mooli Ka Saag” for blogging marathon under seasonal food theme.

Under this recipe, we used radish with leaves… in season we get little soft leaves which easily used in curry and vegetables. First chop the radish and leaves, boil leaves and keep aside with salt for sometimes to removing bitterness from the leaves. Cook with spices till to tender and soft and serve with Indian bread.
Radish leaves are sometimes used in recipes, like potato soup or as a sauteed side dish. They are also found to benefit homemade juices; some recipes even calling for them in fruit based mixtures. Radishes are rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid, and potassium. They are a good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, magnesium, copper, and calcium.

One cup of sliced red radish bulbs provides approx. 20 cal, largely from carbohydrates.

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Serving: 2-3
2 Large Radishes with leaves/ Mooli Patto wali
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 Tsp. Mustard seeds
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Raw Mango Powder
1/2 Tsp. Lemon Juice
1/2 Tsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Oil/ Ghee


Chop leaves
boil leaves with water and salt
keep mooli and boiled leaves in another bowl
Add salt and leave for 15-20 minutes
add ghee, mustard, cumin and hing
Cook till to tender

Peel and chop the radishes into small pieces. Wash and chop the radish leaves too. Boil the leaves in water with little salt for 5-6 minutes. Drain the water from the strainer. Combine boil and chopped leaves and chopped radishes into bowl.  Add salt and mix well. Keep aside for 15-20 more minutes.

Heat the oil in pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin, asafoetida, when they start splutter. Add turmeric powder and mooli with leaves and water. Add red chili, coriander powder and raw mango powder and mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes till to tender and soft. Add garam masala, sugar and lemon juice. Mix well.  Now mooli ka saag is ready to serve.

Note: Don't waste salty water which comes from mooli and leaves. use during cooking process. Adjust the spices according to taste.
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  1. looks healthy and tasty...nice pic...

  2. Mooli had never been in my food list dont know why but i never like to eat but this looks yumm :)

  3. never used mooli leaves in cooking,shld try the simple and healthy recipe.

  4. My favourite mooli bhujiya.looks tempting!

  5. my parents' place in Delhi had a small backyard farm with lots of mooli in the winters. I used to love the saag my mother made with the leaves. Good one

  6. Beautiful idea of adding mooli and spinach.

    1. Savitha, I didnot used Spinach in this recipe.. only radish and its leaves

  7. Love with some rotis, healthy saag.

  8. Hmm never cooked the leaves of radish! Sounds interesting!

  9. Love the presentation. This is new to me, never cooked with radish leaves.

  10. I love it in cold winters nights...Looks yum..

  11. Lovely and healthy, thanks for sharing...

  12. We dont get radish with leaves here (or I havent seen it till now). The dish looks good!

  13. Nice and healthy curry,wonderful idea to use the radish leaves also in the curry...

  14. Very interesying, I am going to try this soon

  15. I love radish leaves...they are so yum..and in winters just mooli ka saag is perfect veggie.

  16. That's a new combination, never tried mooli with saag..nice picture!

  17. You will not believe I have been loitering in the street looking for the radish leaves to make saag. They are just so awesome. Love the recipe.

  18. Got some useful info abt raddish.... beautiful inviting recipe,...

  19. oh I haven't used mooli leaves in cooking I always trash those, going to try next time.


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