Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Radish And Spinach Sabji

I think I’ve fallen into a food rut lately. I find myself buying the same few vegetables week after week, and cooking them the same way, over and over again. Meals have become very boring and predictable.
I picked up a bag of radishes (again) this week and then proceeded to make this dish just like I had, last week too. I keep meaning to try out new dishes but always end up using it in a
kootu or in a thoran or raita, or a simple stir-fry like this one.

This preparation is a simple and easy one and serves as a good accompaniment to rice and some plain yogurt. Also goes well with dal and rotis. I had the leftovers in a sandwich the next day.

15-20 baby radishes, cubed
¼ cup frozen spinach
Salt to taste

To grind to a coarse paste:
4-5 red chillies
3 garlic cloves
½ medium onion, chopped into chunks (or 4-5 shallots)

For seasoning:
1 Tbsp oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp urad dal
A pinch of asafetida

Heat oil in a pan. Temper it with mustard seeds, urad dal and asafoetida.

Add the ground paste (chillies-garlic-onion). Cook till the raw onion-garlic smell disappears.

Add the radish cubes and cover and cook till they start to soften. (Don’t overcook or else they will lose their crunch and that lovely pink color.)

Add the frozen spinach. Mix well and allow the water (from the frozen spinach) to evaporate. Mix well. Serve hot.

19 Burps:

Nags said...

Even i get into a rut sometimes. Off late, its been upma and dosa for me, all the time!

Happy cook said...

Delicious, i love the colours.


This is quite new to me,sounds and looks good:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

This is a very unique combo to me. Looks gr8.

Asha said...

TBC, your photo so gorgeous girl. What a great idea to mix and match Radish and Spinach, you are creative! :)

Rajitha said...

You do love ur radishes don't you :)..I think i must give them a second try....i do love the color

AnuSriram said...

That looks lovely! Delicious! Nice click!

Laavanya said...

That's a great idea TBC - never thought of combining spinach and radish - looks pretty & pink too. I'm getting bored of cooking the same veggies the same way too, of late.

Ranjani said...

Looks good! Maybe I'll try it... I have some frozen spinach sitting. I know what you mean about getting into a rut, I was in a spicy peanut and nutella eating rut for the past month!

Raaga said...

I have both these in the fridge... I should try. It looks like a nice combination :)

Anonymous said...

This looks really yummy! It was difficult to make out that there were radishes there :)

Priya said...

I've been doing just that! I am soo bored eating the same veggies again n again. I used to buy baby radishes, but chopping them takes you peel them ?

Cris said...

It looks so healthy, and with all these spices I bet it tastes great!

Linda said...

Hello, TBC, long time no see! I *love* radish and am always looking for a new way to cook it -- with spinach is brilliant! Thanks for the great idea, might be my lunch tomorrow :)

Asha said...

Thalis are from "indousplaza" website, store is in New York but they will ship quickly! :)

Lisa said...

That sounds like a fine way to enjoy radish! Lovely dish.

Cynthia said...

Looks delicious. Those crispy dosas are still competing for my attention :)

TBC said...

Thanks everybody! :)
I appreciate each and every one of your sweet comments.:D

Sophie said...

How delicious and healthy!

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