Radish greens are not only edible, but they are also delicious and are strikingly more nutritious than the radish roots. The greens higher amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A precursors, iron, and calcium as well as a robust antioxidant profile from flavonoids. The green leaves of radish (mula) are known as Mula saaga in Odisha. The leafy vegetables form a prominent part of the side-dishes served in the Odia thali.
Mula Saga (Radish Leaves) – 1 Bunch
Potato – 1 no. (Cut into small pieces)
Brinjal – 1 no. (Cut in small pcs)
Pumpkin – 1/2 cup
Radish – 1 small (Cut in small pcs)
Tomato – 1 no. (Cut in small pcs)
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli – 1 no
Green Chillies – 2 nos.
1 tsp (Cumin, mustard, nigela, fenugreek, aniseed)
Refined Oil / Mustard Oil – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water – 1 cup
Wash the radish leaves well and cut into small pieces. Heat oil on a frying pan. Add one teaspoon tadka and the red chillies. Fry until the same crackles. Then add the radish leaves and vegetables. Fry a bit. Now add a bit of water, turmeric powder and salt. After they are boiled add grated coconut with fried badi (if available). Mix well. Cook a little further. It is the most awesome saaga (sag) and good for health.