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Mooli ke saag

The often discarded radish leaves are really tasty when made in the Indian mooli ki saag curry. This braised earthy curry is best with roti and a salad. Ty the recipe today before you toss out the radish greens.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course sidedish, Traditional
Cuisine diabetic friendly, gluten free, Indian, Medicinal, Microwave, One pot, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4 people
Calories 72 kcal


the leafy part

  • 2 cups radish leaves cleaned, washed and chopped
  • 1 cup Spinach (optional)

to saute and grind

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped small
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger root grated
  • 1 medium green chill (optional)
  • 1 tsp cooking oil

masala powders

  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder


  • 1/4 cup full cream milk / plant based milks
  • butter to serve, avoid for a vegan treat


  • Clean and wash the radish leaves, peel and chop the onions tomatoes, ginger and green chillies.
  • Into a pan, add oil followed by onion, garlic green chillies and ginger to saute
  • As the onion turns golden add the tomatoes and saute well.
  • Cool and add to the blender with the chopped radish leaves, blend smooth.
  • Add the blend into the pan and bring back to a bubble.
  • Add the salt, garam masala and roasted cumin powder. Stir well.
  • Cook the greens for about 5 minutes
  • Now as it gets the raw green smell off , add the milk and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in some butter for extra creaminess.
    radish leaves saag
  • Serve hot with Rotis or rice.
    radish leaves saag


Remove the saag as soon as it is cooked into a serving dish to retain the green brightness. Also, don't cover and cook.


Calories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 590mgPotassium: 396mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g
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