Sunday, November 25, 2012

Winter time Greens stir fry with Mooli, Methi and Aloo. { Mix greens and root vegetable saute with Fenugreek leaves, Daikon Radish and Potatoes.}

During my weekly Indian grocery shopping  I got fresh methi and locally grown Mooli with greens on top.  I cooked mix greens stir fry by adding potato cubes.   I enhanced traditional Indian Aloo Methi combination by adding mooli. For the first time I used my new 22mm shaver grater to get thin slices/shavings of mooli, it gave great texture and reduced the cooking time. This is simple stir fry of root vegetables and greens seasoned with onion and garlic.

Aloo, Methi greens, Mooli root and greens.

Aloo-Methi-Mooli Stir Fry

Ingredients :
  • 2 whole  tender Mooli / Dikon Radish with greens on top. (finely chop greens and slice white radish portion)
  • 2 small methi bunches - chopped tender stems and leaves,  yield 7 cups tightly packed.
  • 1 Extra large potato - cut into 1/2 inch dices (2 cups yield)
  • 1 large onion - finely sliced length wise
  • 8-10 large Garlic cloves - sliced lengthwise
  • 2-3 green chillies - finely chopped
  • 1/2 T.spoon - turmeric powder
  • 2 Tb.spoon oil
(This quantity of ingredients serves Six generous subji portions.)

Method of cooking Mix Greens & Root vegetable saute :
  1. Separate Daikon Radish greens and white root. Wash under running water, separate stems and green leaves, chop finely. Do not mix chopped stems and leaves. keep it aside.  Chop out both the ends of white radish root, make slices by using slicer / shaver. I used 22mm shaver grater. If you have regular slicer, cut radish lengthwise into  2 or 3 pieces  to get smaller size slices/ shavings. It is ok to make round slices.
  2. Clean methi/fenugreek greens by plucking top tender stems with leaves, wash thoroughly under water, drain, chop finely. Keep aside
  3. Cut one extra large potato into half an inch dices. Place in a medium size bowl filled with  water, salt,  and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. Microwave for 6-7 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain water, keep potatoes aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil in  a large pot over medium heat, add onions, saute for 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chopped green chilies and sliced garlic, saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Now add chopped stem portion of radish green. Saute for 2-3 minutes over medium heat, stirring often. Next mix radish shavings/ slices. Mix well and continue sauteing for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add chopped methi and dikon radish greens, salt. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes over medium heat, stirring often.
  7. Next add drained boiled potato cubes, gently mix  all by using  wooden spoon, check and adjust salt level. Continue to cook  open for another 5-6 minutes over low-medium heat, stirring at some interval. Serve hot with roti and rice.

22mm shaver makes  thin slices of Mooli/Daikon  radish.

Image taken before adding potatoes.

Adding boiled aloo cubes to Mooli and Methi stir fry.

Pot full of Aloo-Methi-Mooli stir fry.

Moola, Batata ani Methi chi Bhaji.

Published on 25th Feb-2013

2 comments:

Priya R said...

healthy stir fry :) would love to have this

Usha said...

Priya, welcome to my blog. This mix and match makes it more healthy.

Thanks for following my blog and taking time to comment today.:)