Do you trash the greens of the root vegetable Radish? Then, this dish is for you. Radish, the distinct flavoured root vegetable has greens that are abundant in health benefits.
By Priya Sreeram
What’s it about eating greens that do not evoke happy faces? My kids prefer taking the nearest exit route as soon as they hear the word greens, rather than enjoy the many nutritive benefits of the leafy vegetable. Reminding them of their favourite cartoon character POPEYE , and the strength he derives from gulping down spinach , I constantly strive to bring a different touch to the greens and in the process make them appreciate the need for healthy eating.
Do you trash the greens of the root vegetable Radish ? Then, this dish is for you. Radish, the distinct flavoured root vegetable has greens that are abundant in health benefits.
- Radish Greens - A small bunch
- Onion - 1 large - finely chopped
- Garlic - 8 to 10 pods - chopped
- Green chilli - 2- to taste
- Salt - to taste
- Oil - 1 to 2 tsp
- Mustard,Urad Dal - 1 tsp each
- Fresh coconut Flakes - as required
- Wash the greens well and chop them finely.
- In a wok/kadai/pan, add oil as it warms let the mustard seeds and urad dal crackle & splutter.
- Tip in the chopped garlic ; as the aroma wafts all over, dunk the green chillis and the onions.
- Saute for a few minutes.
- Add the chopped greens and cook on a low-medium flame for a few minutes. Sprinkle some water if necessary.
- Once it starts wilting, season it with salt and mix well.
- Cook for a few more minutes and take off flame.
- Garnish with fresh grated coconut.
- Serve hot with rice/rotis.
Priya is an enthusiastic foodie who loves to experiment with different types of cuisine. She chronicles her heart and hearth adventures on the blog Bon Appetit, which has recipes ranging from simple to exotic.