Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

Healthy Radish Recipes To Energize Your Day

It has been celebrated in various forms including salads, chutneys or as the steaming hot Mooli Parantha at breakfast.

However, this long taproot vegetable has a lot to offer in terms of both health benefits and taste.

It is a nutritive vegetable that promises numerous health benefits. With the presence of Vitamin C, copper, potassium, and magnesium, a radish has the ability to cure jaundice and digestion issues. Also, its anti-congestive properties help you to avoid cold and flu. As far as taste goes, a radish isn’t and shouldn’t be confined to salads only.

Here are some healthy and easy recipes that will make you see Radish in a whole new way:

Radish Soup with Tofu Cream

Total Time – 1 Hour

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 medium-sized peeled radishes
  • 1 straw of spring onion
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 20 gm chopped leeks
  • 20 gm chopped celery
  • 1 tsp shredded ginger
  • 1/2 litre vegetable stock
  • 1/2 Cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 Tbsp of miso paste
  • 1 bunch of minced spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp soya sauce

For the Cream:

  • 50 gm Tofu
  • 1 tsp miso (A Japanese seasoning)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 Cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • Togarashi pepper (A Japenese condiment) or red chilli pepper to taste
  • A handful of bean sprouts – for garnishing

How to make:

  • Heat oil in a pan and sauté radishes, and spring onion greens.
  • Add chopped celery & leeks and mix it well.
  • Add the shredded ginger.
  • Deglaze the mixture using orange juice.
  • Add a huge spoon of miso paste.
  • Stir it nicely and add the vegetable stock further.
  • Bring to simmer over medium-low heat.
  • Exalt with orange zest.

For the Tofu Miso Cream:

  • Add tofu, honey, orange juice, and 1 tbsp of the soup in a mixer and blend them well.
  • Mix the tofu miso cream and add soya sauce, spinach leaves, togarashi peppers, a pinch of salt to the soup.
  • Bring it to boil.
  • Garnish the soup with bean sprouts.

Mooli Bhurji

Total Time – 40 minutes

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 large-sized radishes along with the leaves
  • 2 Tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

How to make:

  • Wash the radishes and their leaves thoroughly and chop them well.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds & asafoetida to it.
  • As soon as they start to splutter, add the grated vegetables to the pan.
  • Add sugar, salt, chilli powder and mix them well.
  • Stir-fry the mixture till the leaves are slightly limp but still crunchy.
  • Serve hot

We are sure these recipes will create a whole new respect for this vegetable and you can’t wait to try them. But wait, how about sowing and growing your own Radish? Experience the freshness of taste and nutrition of homegrown Radish, without any risk of the pesticides. For more details on this, click here.

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