May 17, 2017: Radish greens are not only edible, but they are also delicious and are strikingly more nutritious than the radish roots. The greens contain higher amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A precursors, iron, and calcium as well as a robust antioxidant profile from flavonoids. The green leaves of radish (mula) are also known as Mula saaga in Odisha. The leafy vegetables form a prominent part of the side-dishes served in the Odia thali.
Mula Saga (Radish Leaves) – 1 Bunch
Potato – 1 no. (Cut into small pieces)
Brinjal – 1 no. (Cut in small pcs)
Pumpkin – 1/2 cup
Radish – 1 small (Cut in small pcs)
Tomato – 1 no. (Cut in small pcs)
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli – 1 no
Green Chillies – 2 nos.
1 tsp (Cumin, mustard, nigela, fenugreek, aniseed)
Refined Oil / Mustard Oil – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water – 1 cup
Wash the radish leaves well and cut into small pieces. Heat oil on a frying pan. Add one teaspoon tadka and the red chillies. Fry until the same crackles. Then add the radish leaves and vegetables. Fry a bit. Now add a bit of water, turmeric powder and salt. After they are boiled add grated coconut with fried badi (if available). Mix well. Cook a little further. It is the most awesome saaga (sag) and good for health.