When it comes to food, we all have our favourites that we always tend to go for – as our go-to options. For some, it could be an aloo-gobi ki subzi. For some, it could be a ‘paneer pasanda’. But there’s always a karela (bitter gourd) or a tinda (apple gourd) in one’s life that is often left sulking at the back of the line in the vegetable basket. The veggies that we all love to ignore!
But, while we tend to do that, it somehow slips our mind that these vegetables are replete with essential nutrients and a host of health benefits. Karela, for example, could help decrease cholesterol levels. Mooli (radish) is chockfull of nutrition that helps produce and release energy in our bodies. Many such veggies often don’t make it to our ‘list of memorable dishes’ because of its unappealing taste.
But if unappealing, bland taste is what’s keeping you from digging into the nutritional benefits of these veggies, then it’s all about how you season your food. And to help you #LearnToLove your ‘bland veggie’ dishes, there’s always Tata Sampann and its wide range of spices, with their natural oils intact, that come to the rescue.
Enjoy health benefits of radish
One such veggie that we could #LearnToLove today is mooli – with Chef Bharat’s interesting take using radish leaves….Mooli Ki Sabzi. There are many benefits of eating radish. Radish is source of water-soluble vitamin C and B group vitamins along with many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, folate, potassium and phosphorus. This vegetable has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-diabetic properties. Mooli is also rich in glucosinolates and isothiocyanates.
This warm, nutritious radish dish will melt into your mouth. Accompanied by some piping hot dal and a phulka (roti/flatbread) graced with some ghee (clarified butter).
- 500gms, medium-sized pieces of mooli (radish)
- 1 tomato
- 1 ginger
- 2 green chillies
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- Mustard oil
- ½ tsp. Mustard seeds
- 1 tsp jeera seeds
- ½ tsp. Methi dana (fenugreek seeds)
- 1 tsp salt
- Hing (asafoetida)
- ½ tsp Tata Sampann Turmeric Powder
- ½ tsp Tata Sampann Red Chilli Powder
- ½ tsp Tata Sampann Coriander Powder
- Break the radish leaves away from the radish. Separate the leaves finely from the stalk; break the stalk into small pieces.
- Rinse the ensemble of leaves well in cold water twice. And strain them.
- Keep the ensemble doused in hot water for 10 minutes, to rid them of impurities.
- Dice the radish into small pieces.
- Roughly chop the radish leaves after 10 minutes.
- Finely chop the tomato, ginger, green chillies and garlic.
- Heat mustard oil in a pan on a high flame. Add mustard seeds, jeera and methi dana to it.
- When it all together starts popping, add chopped garlic to the pan, followed by chopped tomatoes. Add salt to the tomatoes then.
- Stir and add chopped green chillies and chopped ginger. Add hing to it while it fries in the pan.
- Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder next. Quickly followed by diced cubes of radish.
- Stir well for 2-3 mins and add water.
- Add the radish leaves to the mix, some water and let it cook well for about 5-7 minutes.
- Stick a fork to check whether the radish cubes have softened or not.
Your mooli ki sabzi is ready! Serve with some piping hot dal and a puffy phulka! Hope you do give this nutritious mooli ki sabzi a shot.
And below in the comments section, do share with us your stories and recipes on the veggies you would want to #LearnToLove.
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