Sauteed potato & greens

By • July 18, 2011 • 13 Comments



Author Notes: While its not hard to recklessly toss away the green tops of daikon radishes & beets when they're store bought, the whole equation changes when you've grown the vegetable yourself or if the produce is fresh & Organic to boot. I've made this dish multiple times with various greens that adorn root vegetables, Home grown Radish, or a bunch of golden beet greens from Whole foods. Its a great way of getting 2 dishes from one produce. A great healthy deal!Panfusine

Serves 2

  • 3 cups chopped radish or beet greens
  • 1 medium red onion cut into thin strips
  • 2 cups diced Yukon potatoes
  • 1 pinch turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • Lemon juice as required
  1. In a skillet, heat the oil till smoking and add the whole mustard, cumin & fenugreek seeds. when the mustard sputters and the fenugreek turns golden brown, add the onions & saute till soft.
  2. Add the potatoes along with the salt, turmeric & cayenne. Reduce heat, cover & cook till the potatoes are soft. Sprinkle some water if necessary.
  3. add the radish greens toss to combine & cover again. Cook for about 5-10 minutes on low heat till the leaves have wilted.
  4. Sprinkle some sugar & remove from the stove.Drizzle lemon juice & serve with warm roti or tortillas.

Tags: Vegetarian

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about 2 years ago ccrider

Tried this recipe tonight. I also could not stand the thought of wasting all those greens - and they are not so good in the juicer. I liked the recipe - will crush the fenugreek next time. The greens were not spicy at all. Very mellow dish. Yum.

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about 2 years ago Panfusine

Thanks ccrider!

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about 2 years ago susan g

I've made this twice now, enjoyed it! The 2nd time I added some snow peas cut in diagonal strips, and extra water to let the potatoes cook through. Remembered the lemon juice this time, but forgot the sugar .. Whatever I do, it's so good.

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about 2 years ago EmilyC

This dish is right up my alley and looks and sounds so good!

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about 2 years ago Panfusine

Thanks Emily C!

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about 2 years ago jenniebgood

I can see how you wouldn't want to waste one bit of your harvest -what a great way to use them.

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about 2 years ago Panfusine

The greens are really nutritious to boot and home grown just makes it all the more tastier!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Have never had the greens, I love this idea. Brilliant.

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about 2 years ago Panfusine

The greens are delicious & quite nutritious as well

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about 3 years ago Midge

I was just wondering what to do with radish greens and I've some lovely new potatoes. Thanks for dreaming this up!.

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks Midge!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Love your spicing with this. So nicely balanced with the lemon, too. I would not have thought to use sugar with this, but I bet is is great.

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

Thanks sagegreen, The sugar was added as an afterthought just in case the cayenne got a bit too spicy!