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Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabzi / Fenugreek And Radish Curry – Instant Pot, Stove Top

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Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabzi is a mildly flavored Daikon radish and greens stir fry, typically a North Indian dish. A very healthy and a easy preparation of greens using some basic Indian spices!!

Mooli Ki Sabji - vegetarian, vegan

 

Amazing taste, flavor and with its numerous health benefits this Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabzi is one of my family’s favorite dish. Though this dish is typically served during the winters in India, you can enjoy this dish any time of the year. This dish is prepared with mildly flavored, tender Daikon leaves, Fenugreek leaves and Daikon radish and is served with some Indian flatbread.

Growing up in India, I remember my mom use to make this Daikon radish and its leaves sabzi. This was one of my favorite dishes, I absolutely loved this when paired with some Jowar Bhakri (Sorghum Flour flatbread), topped with a dollup of ghee (clarified butter) and some jaggery. Absolutely divine!! While this dish is typically prepared during the winter months, I could eat this anytime of the year 😍

Last week I went for groceries and I came across these fresh, tender Daikon greens and radish,  I was so thrilled. So tempting, I could not resist myself. I picked up few bunches of Daikon greens and radish and I exactly knew what I am going to make out of it. Yes, you got it right it had to be this yummylicious Daikon leaves and radish stir fry.
Now, typically this dish is made using Daikon radish and its leaves, I like to add some other greens such as fenugreek leaves, spinach for some extra flavor and texture. But you could totally make this dish using just the Daikon greens.

Mooli Ki Sabji - vegetarian, vegan

 

How to make Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabzi?

This is by far one of the simplest recipe of making Greens. All you need to make this amazingly nutritious and delicious greens recipe is Daikon leaves, fenugreek leaves, Daikon radish and just few basic ingredients.
Sharing my recipe for making this healthy and nutritious Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabzi. Once you have picked the fresh, tender greens,  thoroughly wash the greens. This is very important step do not skip this step. Soak the Daikon leaves and fenugreek leaves separately in ample water for 10-15 mins. After 15 mins, remove the leaves and discard the water. Repeat the process for 2-3 times until you no longer see any dirt. Remove the leaves from the water and place it in colander for all the water to drain, around 10 mins.
After 10 mins, finely chop the Daikon greens as it takes longer to cook. Roughly chop the fenugreek leaves. Chop all the other ingredients – tomatoes, ginger, garlic, green chili. Now that you have prepped the veggies its time to cook these lovelies.

Turn on Instant Pot on saute mode (high), when the screen displays “HOT” add oil, followed by asafoetida, garlic, saute for 30 secs. Add tomatoes, green chili, ginger, dry spices – coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt to taste. Mix well, cover with the lid (not IP lid) and cook for 2-3 mins or until tomatoes are slightly tender. Add a TBSP of water and deglaze the pot. Add the greens – fenugreek, radish leaves and radish, mix well. Close the Instant Pot, set it on manual/pressure cook mode for 2 mins. Quickly release pressure and open the Instant Pot. Turn on saute mode (high), cook the greens until almost all the moisture is evaporated. Add some lemon juice and serve with some flatbread. Enjoy!!
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Tips and Tricks

  • Picking fresh, tender Daikon leaves is important. Discard any woody, tough stems. It is ok to use the tender stems.
  • Thoroughly wash the greens before chopping. Do not skip this step.
  • It is important to clean the greens thoroughly to remove any dirt/sand from the greens.
  • Soak the greens separately (fenugreek leaves and radish leaves)  in ample water for 10-15 mins, for all the dirt to settle at the bottom. After 15 mins, discard the water the greens were soaked in. Repeat the process for 2-3 times, until you no longer see any dirt. Remove the leaves and place it in the colander for all the water to drain, for around 5-10 mins.
  • Finely chop the radish leaves, as radish leaves take little longer to cook.
  • Roughly chop the fenugreek leaves.
  • Do not overcook the greens, doing so will result in loss of nutrient value as well as the greens loose their color also.
  • While pressure cooking the greens, quickly release the pressure, to retain the color of the greens.
  • The consistency of the dish can be adjusted as per taste, you can slightly mash the greens or leave it chunky.
  • Sometimes its hard to make little ones eat greens, like my younger one. So I trick her by adding some paneer pieces, mixed in the sabzi and she would happily eat it without complaining. You can also add some potatoes as well.


How to serve Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabzi?

Enjoy this healthy and yummylicious Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabzi with some Jowar Bhakri (Sorghum flour flatbread), some dollup of ghee/clarified butter and some jaggery. Bon Appetite!!

 

How to store and freeze Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabzi?

  • Methi Aur Mooli ki sabzi stays fresh for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
  • If planning on freezing this dish, skip the radish from the recipe and make this dish using only the greens. Greens may be frozen for upto a month. Defrost the greens in the refrigerator overnight.

 

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How to make Paneer – homemade Indian Cottage Cheese

Homemade Ghee – rich nutty flavor, nourishing and aromatic

 

Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabzi / Fenugreek And Radish Curry - Instant Pot, Stove 

Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabzi is a mildly flavored Daikon radish and greens stir fry, typically a North Indian dish. A very healthy and a easy preparation of greens using some basic Indian spices!!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword mooli ki sabzi, mooli ki sabji, methi aur mooli ki sabji, fenugreek and radish curry, radish recipes, instant pot recipes, instant pot vegetarian recipes, vegetarian recipes, vegan recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 medium daikon radish peeled and diced (around 1 cup)
  • 3 cups daikon radish leaves finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cup fenugreek leaves chopped
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 5-6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 2 green chili chopped (as per taste)
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder  as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp water
  • salt to taste

Instructions

Prep the greens:

  • Wash the greens thoroughly before chopping the greens.
  • Note: It is important to clean the greens thoroughly to remove any dirt/sand from the greens. Soak the greens separately (fenugreek leaves and radish leavein ample water for 10-15 mins, for all the dirt to settle at the bottom. Discard the water, and repeat the process for 2-3 times, until you no longer see any dirt. Remove the leaves and place it in the colander for all the water to drain, for 5-10 mins.
  • Finely chop the radish leaves.
  • Note: Discard the woody stems, while keeping the tender ones.
  • Chop the fenugreek leaves.

Instructions for Instant Pot:

  • Turn on Instant Pot on Saute mode (high). When the screen displays "HOT" add oil, asafoetida. Saute for 30 secs.
  • Add chopped garlic, saute for 30 secs, add tomatoes, green chili, ginger, dry spices (coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powdeand salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Cover with the lid (not IP liand cook the tomatoes for 2-3 mins or until tomatoes are slightly soften.
  • Add  a TBSP of water and deglaze the pot.
  • Add chopped fenugreek leaves, radish leaves and chopped radish. Mix well.
  • Turn on Instant Pot on manual/pressure cook mode (high), 2 mins. Close the lid, vent sealed. Followed by quick pressure release.
  • Open the Instant Pot lid. Turn on saute mode (high), continue to cook, until almost all the moisture is evaporated. Around 3-5 mins.
  • Note: Depending upon the moisture in the greens time may vary.
  • Stir in-between to prevent any sticking to the bottom.
  • Enjoy this Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabji with some Jowar Bhakri

Instructions for Stove Top:

  • On a high heat, in a pot, add oil, asafoetida. Saute for 30 secs.
  • Add chopped garlic, saute for 30 secs, add tomatoes, green chili, ginger, dry spices (coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Cover with the lid and cook the tomatoes for 2-3 mins or until tomatoes are slightly soften.
  • Add  a TBSP of water and deglaze the pot.
  • Add chopped fenugreek leaves, radish leaves and chopped radish. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook the greens, until greens are tender. Around 5-7 mins
  • Remove the lid and continue to cook, until almost all the moisture is evaporated. Around 3-5 mins.
  • Note: Depending upon the moisture in the greens time may vary.
  • Stir in-between to prevent any sticking to the bottom.
  • Enjoy this Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabji with some Jowar Bhakri

Video

Notes

  1. Tips and Tricks - checkout the discussion earlier in the post.
  2. How to store and Methi Aur Mooli Ki Sabji?-checkout the discussion earlier in the post.
  3. Can I use frozen greens instead? - Yes you can! Thaw the greens and follow the same recipe.
  4. Can I use any other variety of greens? - Absolutely. You can use spinach instead of fenugreek leaves, or even a combination of spinach, fenugreeek leaves and radish leaves tastes amazing.

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Jyoti Behrani

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, my journey Living Smart and Healthy! Cook with me easy and authentic Indian food and around the globe. Will be sharing tips and tricks on easy authentic cooking, without spending hours in the kitchen or comprising on authentic flavors. Keeping things simple and healthy is what I am all about. Life is simple, so lets keep cooking simple too!!

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