Make Ahead

Sauteed potato & greens

July 18, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 2
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

What You'll Need
  • 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.

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  • Panfusine
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11 Reviews

ccrider July 6, 2012
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.
Panfusine July 7, 2012
Thanks ccrider!
susan G. June 8, 2012
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.
EmilyC May 24, 2012
This dish is right up my alley and looks and sounds so good!
Panfusine May 24, 2012
Thanks Emily C!
jenniebgood May 18, 2012
I can see how you wouldn't want to waste one bit of your harvest -what a great way to use them.
Panfusine May 24, 2012
The greens are really nutritious to boot and home grown just makes it all the more tastier!
Midge July 19, 2011
I was just wondering what to do with radish greens and I've some lovely new potatoes. Thanks for dreaming this up!.
Panfusine July 19, 2011
Thanks Midge!
Sagegreen July 18, 2011
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.
Panfusine July 19, 2011
Thanks sagegreen, The sugar was added as an afterthought just in case the cayenne got a bit too spicy!