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 :D

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 :)


Unknown September 1, 2010 at 11:42 AM  

Looks so fresh and colorful pictures

My Kitchen Antics September 1, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

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..

Umm Mymoonah September 1, 2010 at 1:27 PM  

I always use it for salad, never cooked it, looks very delicious. Your radish decoration also looks very good.

Cool Lassi(e) September 1, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

Looking lovely!This subzi can do double duty as a dip.

Priya Suresh September 1, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

Very fabulous looking curry, beautiful clicks..cute looking radish flowers..

TREAT AND TRICK September 1, 2010 at 7:27 PM  

Great click esp the fruit basket, looks so yummy, never tried radish in my cooking though...

Sanchita September 1, 2010 at 7:39 PM  

aww lovely..:) How do you make your chapati so thin dear??? Which flour do you use? Mouthwatering...

Suman Singh September 1, 2010 at 7:57 PM  

WOW.love 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?

Satya September 1, 2010 at 9:41 PM  

radish subzi looks simply awesome n those cute radish flower r very beautiful ....bookmarked ur dish ...must try this ...very tempting spread dear


Radhika September 1, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

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

Aparna S Mallya September 2, 2010 at 12:00 AM  

Well decorated and beautifully presented yummy dish!

Madhuri Krishna Bhat September 2, 2010 at 12:29 AM  

Recipe is new to me.very nice use of raddish leavess.
Thanks for the recipe.

aipi September 2, 2010 at 12:54 AM  

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!!

MaryMoh September 2, 2010 at 9:42 AM  

New to me but I love your meal...so beautifully presented. Love your fruit carving. Ananda, you are creative!

Catherine September 2, 2010 at 12:16 PM  

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)

Sarah Naveen September 2, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

Beautiful click..subzi looks awesome..yummy yumm

Urmi September 2, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

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

Namitha September 2, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

Yummy pictures and the radish flowers are so cute :-)

Jayanthy Kumaran September 3, 2010 at 10:22 AM  

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

Wendy@The Omnivorous Bear September 3, 2010 at 4:11 PM  

Oh you have done it again! Great idea and such wonderful pictures!

Fathima September 4, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

that is a new one to me... lovely curry and nice color!

Anonymous September 5, 2010 at 1:26 AM  

Ohh, how pretty your blog is. ANd inspiring - since I never know what to do with radishes, apart from hide them in the salad.

Come and visit me ? Some veg recipes, I promise!


Umm Mymoonah September 5, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

I have an award waiting for you in my blog dear, please look for it.

Tanvi September 6, 2010 at 11:03 PM  

Wow...I thought it was radish & spinach curry before I read the whole post! Such a healthy dish & paper thin chapathi ...superb!

Prathima Rao September 7, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

My first visit here n what beautiful phottographs!!They look so poetic...And interesting recipes too.Do drop into my space sometime...Now following u... :)

opodo e voucher September 8, 2010 at 3:32 AM  

I have a great interest in cooking and this looks so refreshing and the pictures are really beautiful.

opodo e voucher September 8, 2010 at 3:34 AM  

I have a great interest in cooking and this looks so refreshing and the pictures are really beautiful.

Unknown September 9, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

@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 :D

@Satya The flowers as cute as they look wasn't any easy to make it too lot of my paitience out :P 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 :P 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 :D 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 :D

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 :)

Simplyfood September 11, 2010 at 11:39 PM  

Wow this radish curry looks wonderful.Good to see some veggie post here.

Hamsi September 15, 2010 at 2:40 AM  

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful. Tempting recipe with colourful pictures. Your cooking exhibits your creativity.
Loving it :-)

Unknown September 15, 2010 at 5:02 PM  

@Simple food Thanks ha ha am under veggie pressure :)

@Women wisdom Oh thanks a lot for your kind words of appreciation my driving force glad you love it :)

Shanthi Krishnakumar October 1, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

yummy and perfect > Love the baby radish.

Smitha October 24, 2010 at 11:39 PM  

Wow Ananda your blog is very interesting ,love the photographs and mouthwatering recipes. Keep going good luck !!!

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