A bowl of greens - saag of radish greens spinach curry with green tomatoes and a white red black napkin and a book on food on a green background
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Radish Greens Spinach Curry - Mooli Palak ka Saag

Fresh winter greens such as radish leaves and spinach or Malabar spinach /pui shak/ basale sautéed with basic spices, in an onion and green and red tomato gravy. Serve hot with roti, rice or in a wrap
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Sujata Shukla


  • 1 ½ cups Radish greens /mooli saag
  • 1 cup Spinach or Malabar spinach/palak Palak or basale saag
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil or other oil of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 green chilli or to taste
  • a few curry leaves minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ inch piece ginger
  • ¼ cup Onions sliced
  • 1 cup Tomatoes sliced green and red
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder /haldi powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder /dhania powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried mango powder amchur powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon paneer or fresh cream (optional, and for a non vegan version)


  • Separate the leaves of the radish greens and spinach from the stalks. Keep tender stalks and discard the tough ones. Shred or slice the leaves, rinse and then dry them in a salad spinner or pat dry with a kitchen towel, gently squeezing out as much water as possible. Slice onions and tomatoes into small even sized pieces, mince the ginger, chilli, crush garlic, and shred the curry leaves.
  • Heat the oil in a pan Add cumin seeds and when they begin to brown (about 10 secs) add green chilli slices. Add curry leaves
  • Add the garlic and sauté till the cloves begin to change colour (about 1 minute) and add ginger slices. Sauté for another minute. Add the onions, sauté for 2-3 minutes till well done.
  • Add the tomato slices, stir well and add the turmeric, coriander and mango powders. Stir again and sauté for about 5 minutes till the tomatoes shrink in size. Add the radish greens and Malabar spinach/ spinach leaves. Stir well and sauté for 5 minutes on low heat, stirring frequently. Add a little salt, stir and check the taste, adding a little more if required. Add crumbled fresh paneer (if using) and stir. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving dish. Serve hot with roti or with rice and dal.