aloo moongre ki sabzi recipe, radish pods & potatoes sabzi

Aloo moongre ki sabzi recipe with step by step photos – 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.

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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. In Punjabi cuisine they make many types of dry sabzi with potatoes like Aloo gobi, Aloo capsicum, Aloo baingan, Aloo methi etc. Most of these dry curry recipes are made with minimal ingredients and yet taste good.

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…

You can serve aloo moongre ki sabzi with rotis, parathas or as a side dish with dal rice combo. A bowl of curd will also go very well with the dish.

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moongre ki sabzi recipe

4.8 from 5 votes
Moongre ki sabzi recipe – radish pods recipe with potatoes.
moongre ki sabzi recipe, radish pods recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:1 hr
Course:side dish
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 250 grams radish pods (moongre)
  • 1 large potato or 2 medium size potatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon mustard oil or sunflower oil
  • salt as required


  • Chop the pods in 2 or 3 inch pieces.
  • Rinse them in running water 3-4 times.
  • Heat mustard oil in a pan. Add the potatoes.
  • Saute the potatoes for 3-4 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Add the chopped radish pods.
  • Stir the veggies and saute again for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
  • Mix the spice powders evenly with both the veggies.
  • Cover and cook the veggies for 20-25 minutes on a low flame. Remember to check the veggies and stir them in between.
  • Once both the veggies are cooked, add the garam masala powder and dry mango powder. Stir these two spice powders with the veggies.
  • Serve the aloo moongre ki sabzi with rotis, phulkas and a bowl of yogurt.
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Step by step aloo moongre ki sabzi recipe:

1. Chop the radish pods in 2 or 3 inch pieces and rinse them in running water 3-4 times. Keep aside.

radish pods for aloo moongre ki sabzi recipe

2. Heat mustard oil in a pan and add the diced potatoes.

potatoes for aloo moongre ki sabzi recipe

3. 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 for aloo moongre ki sabzi recipe

4. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt to the veggies.

making aloo moongre ki sabzi recipe

5. Mix these spice powders with the veggies.

spices for aloo moongre ki sabzi recipe

6. 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.

making aloo moongre ki sabzi recipe

7. Mix these with the rest of the veggies. Serve the Aloo moongre ki sabzi with rotis or parathas and a bowl of curd/yogurt.

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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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14 comments/reviews

  1. Hi 🙂
    thanks for this beautiful recipe.. But I Have query.. How to cut bitterness from Mongray… ? Anything special you add in this recipe .. to cut down bitterness.

    • welcome. i do not do anything for the bitterness. the moongrey that we get is not too bitter. when buying choose ones which are tender and not dense or fibrous. mango powder (amchur) added in the recipe balances the bitterness to some extent.

      • Thanks a lot. 🙂5 stars

        • Welcome Sharma

  2. I love this. And if if u try a pickle it is so amazing. No more pickle u will be choose accept this one. More tastiest than other try it.

    • thanks amandeep. if i can the radish pods here, i will try preparing the pickle.

  3. I am going to definitely try this recipe.These pods are available in our local market. 🙂4 stars

  4. 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.

    • thanks manjula

  5. 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.

    • 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.

  6. I have never had radish pods but I am sure it’ll taste great! Love the colour 🙂

  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.

    • 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.