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aloo moongre ki sabzi – radish pods & potatoes sabzi

by dassana amit updated August 2, 2013

moongre ki sabzi, aloo moongre ki sabzi

whilst, having a short visit to my parent’s house, i saw the radish pods in the farmer’s market… i remember buying them many times in the delhi farmers’ markets.

i love radish pods for their radishy taste, flavor and aroma. so without even a second thought, i bought the radish pods. i wanted my mom, dad and sis to have this delicacy. they have never had this anytime before and it was the first time they had the sabzi. and they liked it very much.

i had radish pods sabzi for the first time, at my in-laws and it was dear mom-in-law who had made it. this is again her recipe and this is the only way i know of a sabzi with radish pods, besides adding it in chutneys.

the radish pods are easily available in the vegetable markets of north india, but not at all available in the south indian vegetable markets.

the radish pods are called as moongre in punjabi. this sabzi is made with potatoes, hence it is typically called as aloo moongre ki sabzi.

moongre radish pods

all you guys who have never tried the radish pods….. try it. it is different… that much i can tell you. but i cannot say if you will like it or not. though they look like french beans, they are not at all like beans. they are like radish… pungent and sharp…

step by step recipe of aloo moongre ki sabzi:

chop the radish pods in 2 or 3 inch pieces and rinse them in running water 3-4 times. keep aside.

chopped radish pods

heat mustard oil in a pan and add the diced potatoes.

sauting potatoes in mustard oil

saute the potatoes till they change color and get atleast 1/4th cooked. now add the chopped radish pods and saute for a couple of minutes more.

moongre added

add turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt to the veggies.

aloo moongre - spice powders added

mix these spice powders with the veggies.

aloo moongre - spice powders mixed

cover and cook the veggies for 10-15 minutes. keep on checking the veggies in between. finally add the garam masala powder and dry mango powder.

aloo moongre - garam masala mango powder added

mix these with the rest of the veggies. serve the aloo moongre ki sabzi with rotis or parathas and a bowl of curd/yogurt.

aloo moongre ki sabzi

if you are looking for more punjabi recipes then do check punjabi dum aloo, karela sabzipaneer butter masala, kadai paneer and punjabi white chickpeas curry.

aloo moongre ki sabzi recipe below:

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moongre ki sabzi
 
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moongre ki sabzi – radish pods sabzi
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Recipe type: side
Cuisine: punjabi
Ingredients
  • 250 gms radish pods/moongre
  • 1 large potato or 2 medium size potatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp amchur powder/dry mango powder
  • 2 to 3 tbsp mustard oil or sunflower oil
  • salt
Instructions
  1. chop the pods in 2 or 3 inch pieces.
  2. rinse them in running water 3-4 times.
  3. heat mustard oil in a pan.
  4. add the potatoes.
  5. saute the potatoes for 3-4 minutes on a medium flame.
  6. add the chopped radish pods.
  7. stir the veggies and saute again for 3-4 minutes.
  8. add the turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
  9. mix the spice powders evenly with both the veggies.
  10. cover and cook the veggies for 20-25 minutes on a low flame. remember to check the veggies and stir them in between.
  11. once both the veggies are cooked, add the garam masala powder and dry mango powder. stir these two spice powders with the veggies.
  12. serve the aloo moongre ki sabzi with rotis, phulkas and a bowl of yogurt.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4


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Dipti Joshi February 3, 2014 1

I am going to definitely try this recipe.These pods are available in our local market. :)

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Manjula Arora July 1, 2013 2

I saw this recipe of aloo moongre, My Mom makes it the way you have narrated it. This is winter vegetable though I don’t like it so much but after reading your post I was nostalgic. thanks once again. These posts make me feel close to my family and India.

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dassana July 1, 2013 3

thanks manjula

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sangeeta khanna January 29, 2012 4

Hi Dassana,
Long time since I came to your blog. Nice to see so many great recipes you posted recently.
This alu moongrey is a favorite though I make it with boiled potatoes, rest is the same. Have posted a few more recipes from moongrey on my blog, this one is yet to be posted though I have a picture ready since last 2 years ;-)
Checked out the other blog of yours Silent talks , great blog. Read few posts there too. Loved.

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dassana January 29, 2012 5

hey sangeeta…

good to see your comment here. after replying to you, i am going over to your blog.

the blog silent talks belongs to my husband and all the credit of writing there, goes to him. i have conveyed your positive comments to him and he is feeling good and encouraged to write more.

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chinmayie @ love food eat November 3, 2011 6

I have never had radish pods but I am sure it’ll taste great! Love the colour :)

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Sharyn Dimmick November 3, 2011 7

I don’t know what radish pods are. Our radishes have leaves and roots, but nothing that looks anything like this — must be a different variety or something.

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dassana November 3, 2011 8

the radish pods are the fruits of the radish plant. they are plucked when they are tender and thus are edible. once they mature, they loose their tenderness and become stringy. i think you might be able to get the radish pods where you live.

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