Crunchy, colourful, hearty, super easy and fulfilling, this radish greens salad is just right for a light lunch or as a delicious salad by the side of a soup for dinner. and it is ready in 15 minutes.
When I was first introduced to radish greens as a salad I was apprehensive to even taste it, but when I did, I instantly became a fan of it. Thanks to the cousin’s wife for making an amazing delicacy!
Sure, they taste pungent, slightly bitter and has an overpowering flavour, but that’s what you can expect from a strong vegetable like radish. It isn’t as pungent as the radish, but it has a slightly strong taste to it.
The thing about radish greens is that they are to be consumed fresh. You have to use it within a day, if you happen to extend it a day later, the leaves start turning yellow and they start to wilt (despite refrigeration). So it is better to consume it the day you get it.
As far as the health benefits are concerned, radish greens are loaded with dietary fiber and are a great option for days when you want to stick to a light meal or if you want to detox for a day. They help immensely in weight loss and are rich in vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, calcium, and vitamin A. There are also some unique antioxidants in radish greens, such as sulforaphane indoles, as well as potassium and folic acid.
It is also known to be a great remedy for piles and for scurvy since it is a rich source of phosphorous.
You know, this salad was improvised on the lines of the one that I mentioned earlier. Traditionally, radish green salad ( known as pachadi) is just mixed with onion and seasoned with fried lentils and baalka menasinakayi (chillies marinated in yogurt and sun dried which is deep fried later). It goes so very well with bhakri (corn flat breads) along with stuffed brinjal curry. It is quite simple and easy to make as well, but the addition of cucumber, pomegranate and a few pineapple chunks give it a welcome twist.
If you do happen to find fresh radish greens you know what to do 🙂
Also check out these recipes:
Radish Greens Salad
Crunchy, colourful, hearty, super easy and fulfilling, this radish greens salad mixed with cool cukes and crunchy onions is just so perfect for a light lunch or as a delicious salad by the side of a soup for dinner. and it is ready in 15 minutes.
It is best to consume radish leaves the day you get it, fresher the better. they turn yellow in a day or two making it more bitter and unusable.
You can also add a simple seasoning with mustard, channa dal and urad dal - which is what the authentic salad actually has.