Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Vegan Radish Greens Channadal Kootu

Radish greens are the green leaves on stalks on top of the root vegetable  aka the radish . Radish is an extremely popular vegetable in the world. Different parts of the plant, including the seeds, sprouts, and leaves, can be used both in culinary applications and traditional medical treatments. In some parts of the world, radishes are actually cultivated specifically for their leaves, as they continue to grow while the root develops.These radish greens have a peppery, earthen taste, making them an interesting addition to any salad and they can also be added to sandwiches or even boiled down and salted for a great side dish. These leaves contain much higher concentrations of certain nutrients than the vegetable itself, so if you are one of the countless people who simply throw away radish greens, change your ways and add this nutritious new food to your diet.

Radish Green Kootu, Channadal Greens Kootu

I dont forget to dish out some dal or tangy tamarind gravy with these radish greens, but finally i dish out as Kootu aka an another traditional South Indian dal based curry. This dish is definitely an interesting one to dish out without any hesitation if you get radish greens. Channadal works awesome for making this kootu, though both moongdal and toordal or else a combination of both these dals works prefect to dish out this kootu. Served along with hot piping rice and spicy side dish, this kootu is definitely a must to try. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Every Lunch/Dinner as theme, hence am posting this delicious kootu for this theme.

Radish Green Dal Masala Kootu

2cups Radish Green (chopped)
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1tsp Mustard seeds+cumin seeds
Few curry leaves
1/2cup Channa dal
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder

To grind:
2nos Dry red chillies
1tbsp Black peppers
1tbsp Channadal
1tbsp Coriander seeds
3tbsp Grated coconut

Heat few drops of oil, roast the spices given under list 'to grind' one by one until they turns brown, let it cool and grind as smooth paste with enough water and keep aside.

Meanwhile take the channadal,asafoetida powder, turmeric powder together in a pressure cooker with enough water, cook upto 3hisses.

Radish Greens Channadal Kootu

Heat enough oil in a kadai, let splutters the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, add immediately both chopped onions and chopped tomatoes with salt, cook until the veggies get well cooked.

Now add the chopped radish greens to it, cook in simmer until the greens gets shrinks. Add now the already prepared grounded paste, cooked dal.

Bring to boil, put in simmer and cook for a while.

Serve with rice, idlis or dosas.

Radish Greens Dal Kootu



Varada's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I have never tried using radish greens but I have seen them in the supermarket. Now I know what to make with them.

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

I love curries like this... so good with rice or chapathis or even on their own like soup! Looks so nutritious...

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I have never tried radish leaves and didn't know its edible.BTW kottu looks simple and comforting.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

The whole plate looks awesome Priya, such a wonderful and well balanced meal! We normally don't get the greens from the radish. The few times I got, I used it in soups..this kootu sounds fantastic!

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

what a gorgeous color it came out - I wouldnt mind trying this

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing platter with the radish greens. I shall look for the radish greens as well.

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

After coming to US only, i started to cook radish greens and mostly i make stir fry, this kootu with chana dal is a interesting recipe, will definitely give a try. Looks absolutely delicious and the entire platter is awesome.. Those vadas are so tempting, Priya.

Ritu Tangri said... Reply To This Comment

My husband is very fond of radish greens and I make sabzi from it quite frequently during winters. Now you have given me another flavorful option to try. Your whole platter is making me feel hungry again....a real comforting platter

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

I love the chana dal kootu version...I always end up with toor dal or moong dal. Very informative write up on the radish greens...will pick some up soon

code2cook said... Reply To This Comment

using reddish green is one of my favorite work :P. I too love making paratha, mix veg with potato and in dal. Loving this combination, and this platter is so droolworthy.

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

Radosh green and chana dal kootu looks like a very comforting dish to pair with rice.