Green radish curry next to dal and rice.

Green Radish Curry (Mooli ki Sabzi)

by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
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Get ready to fall in love with this recipe, Green Radish Curry or Mooli ki Sabzi is a spicy radish dish that takes very little time to whip up and is bursting with flavour. The radishes are cooked in a delicious blend of Indian spices and make a great side dish for your lunch or dinner.


4 Servings
  • 1cup
    White Radish (chopped)
  • 4cup
    Radish Leaves (chopped)
  • 4tbsp
    Mustard Oil
  • 1/8tsp
    Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1
    Cinnamon Stick
  • 1tbsp
    Mustard Seeds
  • 1tbsp
    Garlic (chopped)
  • 3tbsp
    Tomato Puree
  • 2
    Green Chillies (chopped)
  • 3/4tsp
  • 1/2tsp
  • 1tsp
    Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2cup
  • 1tbsp
    Coriander Powder
  • 1tsp
    Garam Masala


  1. Remove the hard stems from the bunch of radish leaves. Roughly chop the leaves along with the thin stems.

    A close-up of washed green radish leaves.
  2. Wash the chopped leaves and drain the water. Keep aside for later use.

    Chopped green leaves in a strainer.
  3. Cut white radish in small chunks.

    Radish chunks.
  4. Heat mustard oil in a heavy-bottomed wok until smoked. Turn off the flame and then let it cool.

  5. Heat the mustard oil again on low to medium flame. Add asafoetida (hing), a cinnamon stick and mustard seeds. Let them crackle.

    Whole spices tempered in oil in a wok.
  6. Add chopped garlic and stir for a minute.

    Garlic and cinnamon tempered in a wok.
  7. Add the tomato puree and green chillies. Mix and saute for a minute on medium heat.

    Ground tomatoes, cinnamon and garlic in a wok.
  8. Add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix nicely for another minute till oil separates from the mixture and leaves the sides of the wok.

    Whole spices and chopped garlic tempered in a wok.
  9. Add the chopped radish pieces. Mix and cook while stirring for a minute.

    White Radish chunks tempered in a wok.
  10. Add water and mix. Reduce the flame, cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes. Stir occasionally at frequent intervals to avoid the radish sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  11. Now add the chopped leaves to the cooked radish. Mix and saute for 1-2 minutes while stirring occasionally.

    Chopped green leaves in a wok.
  12. Add coriander powder and garam masala. Cook for another minute.

    Cooked chunks of radish with green radish leaves garnished with powdered spices.
  13. Turn off the heat and let it rest for a few minutes.

  14. Serve hot with rice and dal.

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