Vegetable Threat – Radish Sabzi/Recipe?

You got it right, am being haunted by myself and friends for posting too many desserts and chicken recipes. This being the best season of the year in Finland where I get fresh veggies had no option left but to make use of rare items. I find it difficult to cook veggies because they are delicate. My dad always used to be very specific not to over do them, according to him every vegetable has it’s own natural sweetness and it gets lost if it is over cooked. My preference is slow cooking, since I don’t like to be in kitchen and keep an eye on the procedures, after coming back home late in the evening specially when I have separation anxiety with laptop, facebook and food blogs :) Finally broke the rules, am trying few veg recipes lately. I got a threat message form Sriram saying he will not visit my blog until unless there is a veg recipe over here….so here it is Sriram :)Years ago I checked cooking videos on rediff and a lady (sorry forgot her name) made this recipe, I vaguely remembered the ingrediants. Tired it out with my own taste, to be very honest, didn’t know how to name it…feel free to name as you like 😀
Below pic is inspired form  Nisha’s beetroot photo, it was stuck my brain for long time. I went around looking for eye catching basket, arrghh, as always didn’t get what I want, but brought the bowl which I used for this recipe, so ended up using my fruit basket for photo-shoot :p.

2 small bunch of fresh radish with leaves
1 to 2 pods of garlic
3 to 4 green chili
2 medium size tomato

For seasoning
1 tbsp of  olive oil
2 pods of sliced garlic
1/4 tsp of Jeera
Pinch of hing (Asafoetida)
Good pinch of turmeric
salt to taste


Pressure cook or steam, whole bunch of radish, garlic, green chilies and tomato. After it’s cooked  let them  cool down. Blend into a smooth paste (there will adequate water from tomato and radish)
In a heavy bottom pan, warm one table spoon of olive oil, add sliced garlic, let it turn mild brown, then add jeera, let them jump and splutter. Add pinch of hing and turmeric, pour in blended vegetable and let them boil for about 7 to 10 minutes on medium heat untill subzi thickness. I tired with both rice and fresh roti, thumbs up for roti guys, it was fantastic :)


  1. An Open Book says:

    i saw these really pretty radish bunches at the supermarket and i had no clue what to make with them. i shall def bookmark this one. those flowers u made with the radish is so darn cute n i louveeeeeeeeee the serving bowl..very funky.
    And ud asked me about the ooty chicken curry right..well my uncle says this chicken curry was served in the ooty club during the british days and when he was working as an estate manager in one of the tea plantations, his butler used to make it for him..

  2. Suman Singh says: that food platter..never had sabzi with this veggie.always pass by this in grocery store wondering what will I do with this..looks incredible!
    Also, wanted to know how do you make your chapathi so thin?

  3. Radhika says:

    What a great way to use those radish leaves that is otherwise discarded. Bookmarking this recipe and I must say this is one luxurious meal. Slurpp

  4. aipi says:

    Unique idea to cook with the radish n radish greens..i bet it tasted great!!
    The radish flowers look wonderful..i envy the skill :)

    Btw..thanks for visiting me n the comments!!

  5. Catherine says:

    Your pics are beautiful as always, Ananda :) glad to see someone else can relate to feeling the veggie pressure!

    (you know some chopped chicken would be great with that sauce though :p)

  6. Babli says:

    Wish you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami.
    Very nice and interesting recipe. Looks delicious and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

  7. Jay says:

    Thanx for dropping by..!
    Lovely space you have…Am your happy followr now…:)
    Subzi looks so delicious…yummy cliks dear…:D

  8. Ananda Rajashekar says:

    @Sharmilee Thank you :)

    @An Open Book I usually the same but this year i forced myself to try thsi recipe. Ah now I get the real meaning :)

    @Umm Mymoonah Oh thanks a lot dear :)

    @Cool Lassi oh ya that’s i si very good idea, shall keep this in mind for next time :)

    @Priya ha ha thank you :)

    @TREAT AND TRICK its my fav too…Thank you :)

    @Sanchita Karmakar thanks dear, i used normal roti flour, usually i leave the dough for 1/2 to 1 hr before i make roties, as this will make the dough soft and help in making them thin, even good message to dough will also help :)

    Suman Singh This was my first time too, i loved it as it was very new and healthy so :) i have answered above hope it helps 😀

    @Satya The flowers as cute as they look wasn’t any easy to make it too lot of my paitience out 😛 Wonderful try it and let me know :) Thanks

    Radhika Thanks a lot ….glad you like pl and kindly let em know :)

    Aparna S Mallya thank you :)
    Madhuri said…
    Recipe is new to me.very nice use of raddish leavess.
    hanks for the recipe.

    aipi ha ha its is very easy darling you tube is a very good teacher :) thanks lot :)

    Lav Thanks for visiting, ad glad you like :)

    MaryMoh thank you Mary the more you all appreciate i crave to do more things beautifully :)

    Catherine oh so very sweet of you :) i could very well relate to you and teh pressure :) am back of track with chicken shrimp and fish slurp he he oh yea not a bad idea LOL

    Sarah Naveen Thanks a lot :)

    Babli Thanks a lot for your wishes, glad you liked it :)

    Gulmohar those cutie one melted my brain 😛 thank you :)

    Jay how sweet thanks a lot it means a lot :)

    Wendy@The Omnivorous Bear haha you all encourage me to do it again and again or even more better 😀 Thanks you!

    Fathima exactly i love the color thanks you :)

    greedyrosie those words means a lot lot to me, thanks for stopping by, i am not big of raw radish in salad so had to try my hand on cooking :)

    Umm Mymoonah Thanks zillion times for that its my first time so it means a lot 😀

    Tanvi ha ha yes i agree the best part is the leaves, for roties thanks to mum for training :) Thank you very much!

    Prathima Rao oh wow neither i have felt like that but wanted to represent once in a very poetic way, its very rare i write poems, its depends on my mood, now you inspire me to do something like that thanks a lot for stopping by and for ur appreciation :)

    opodo e voucher sounds fantastic i promise for more great recipe and hope you will enjoy the stay, thanks a lot for stopping by :)

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