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 9 Benefits of Radish Leaves, Mooli Ke Patte

  Last Updated : Oct 13,2020

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9 Benefits of Radish Leaves, Mooli Ke Patte

Radish, the vegetable is available in white and pink colour, but the leaves are green. The white radish or mooli is used in the famous Gujarati accompaniment - Kadhi or to make delicacies like Radish Roti, Mooli Raita, Radish Chutney and so on…. But we often tend to miss out on using the radish greens or mooli ke patte being unfamiliar with its nutritional value and the health benefits they offer us. 

 Mooli and Fruit Raita, Radish Mooli Raita

 Mooli and Fruit Raita, Radish Mooli Raita

They are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Radish leaves are fatigue relievers, detoxifiers, anti-scorbutic, immunity boosters and a lot more.

9 Health Benefits of Radish Leaves

1. Immune Building – The radish greens contain more nutrition than its white root. The vitamin A and vitamin C work towards building the immune cells – WBC (white blood cells). They not only prevent the onset of common diseases like cold and cough but also form a line of prevention against the onset of chronic diseases like cancerdiabetes and heart diseases. Include it in a nourishing way like Radish Muthia Green Pea Sabzi.

 Radish Muthia and Green Peas Subzi

Radish Muthia and Green Peas Subzi

2. Help Achieve Weight Loss – With just 13 calories per cup, they are a boon for achieving your weight loss target. These leaves have a sweet, earthy taste which isn’t found pleasing to most palates. But they are truly metabolism-friendly. Hence we have tried and used them to make delicacies like Radish Moong Dal Chilas which is really worth trying. This recipe will change your thinking about mooli ke patte not being used creatively in the kitchen. 

 Radish Moong Dal Chilas ( Iron Rich Recipe )

 Radish Moong Dal Chilas ( Iron Rich Recipe )

3. Guards the Heart – The antioxidant anthocyanins found in radish leaves are known to ward off the harmful free radicals from the body. Free radicals are formed as a result of metabolism and due to pollution and stress. The anthocyanin destroys the free radicals which would otherwise attack your heart and lead to various heart problems including stroke. Moreover, they get additional support from vitamin C to achieve this goal too. Try Healthy Mooli Paratha for breakfast.

 Mooli Paratha, Punjabi Radish Paratha

 Mooli Paratha, Punjabi Radish Paratha

4. Beneficial for Skin – The vitamin C content of radish leaves is just incomparable to a lot of other vegetables. A cup of these leaves are almost enough to fulfil your days requirement of vitamin C. This nutrient has a major hand in collagen synthesis, which in turn is the base to give elasticity to your skin and keep it healthy and glowing. Looking forward to a wrinkle-free skin always? Safeguard your skin by adding radish greens to your diet. 

5. Anti-scorbutic  Radish leaves also help to prevent a diseases termed as scurvy. This occurs due to the deficiency of vitamin C in which skin and gums are the most affected. The early signs of this disease is fatigue, weakness, gum diseases poor wound healing and changes in hair colour and texture. To avoid these conditions, along with other green leafy vegetables it is advisable to include radish leaves atleast once a week in your meals. 

6. Detoxifying Agent – The toxins and impurities accumulated in the body need to be flushed out on timely basis. The anti-microbial and antioxidant property of radish leaves helps to remove these toxins and helps to purify the blood as well as keep liver and kidney healthy. While the juice is the best detoxifying agent, you can also include it in the form of Mooli Thepla.

Mooli Thepla

Mooli Thepla

7. Maintains the Health of Blood Vessels – We know that radish leaves contain a very good amount of vitamin C. As mentioned earlier, it’s this vitamin only that plays an important role in collagen synthesis which in turn boosts the elasticity of the blood vessels. The healthier the blood vessels, the lesser the chances of atherosclerosis and other heart diseases. Radish Nachni Roti provides 3.1 g of fibre to keep your heart healthy. 

 Radish Nachni Roti Radish Nachni Roti

8. Benefit Diabetes Management – With carbohydrate count of a cup of chopped radish leaves being as low as 1.2 g along with a good fiber count of 0.5 g, these greens definitely qualify to be added to a diabetic meal in the form of Mooli ki Subzi. It would avoid that unnecessary blood sugar spike and help achieve diabetic management goals. 

 Mooli ki Subzi

 Mooli ki Subzi

9. Improve Eyesight – Vitamin A has a very important role to play in vision. Nearly 52% of vitamin A requirement is fulfilled by just a cup of chopped radish leaves. Isn’t that amazing? Learn how to cook with radish greens and build your vitamin A levels.

Nutritive Information for Radish leaves (Mooli ke patte):

½ Cup of chopped radish leaves is about 70 grams
RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance.
Energy - 13 calories
Protein – 1.8 g
Carbohydrate – 1.2 g
Fat – 0.2 g
Fiber – 0.5 g

See full nutritional details of radish leaves, Radish leaves glossary click here.

 Radish Chutney, Mooli Ki Chutney

 Radish Chutney, Mooli Ki Chutney

Know What Radish Leaves are Referred to as in Different Indian Languages

Bengali – Mooli ka Saag

Gujarati – Mooli na paan

Hindi – Mooli ke patte

Marathi – Mooli chi bhaji

Tamil – Mullangi Ilaigal

Telugu – Mullangi Akulu

Kannada - Mullangi Ilaigal

Malayalam - Mullangi Ilaigal

Other name – Mulaka

Other Greens of YOUR Choice…. A must read

1. Mint Leaves

2. Neem Leaves

3. Fenugreek Leaves

4. Amaranth Leaves

9 benefits of radish leaves mooli ke patte

 by Tarla Dalal
An unusual but extremely nutritious roti made with a combination of ragi and wheat flours reinforced with low carbohydrate radish and its greens. The sharp and slightly bitter taste of the radish greens adds great value to the Radish Nachni Roti, further enhanced with sesame and roasted cumin seeds, which although added in small quantities impart a wonderful, lingering flavour and taunting aroma to the rotis. Remember to serve these rotis immediately for best texture; after a while it could become slightly stiff and not as enjoyable as when fresh!
mooli and fruit raita recipe | spiced yogurt raita with radish | healthy mooli fruit raita | moolangi fruit raita | with 19 amazing images. mooli and fruit raita recipe | spiced yogurt raita with radish | healthy mooli fruit raita | moolangi fruit raita is a fiber rich accompaniment. Learn how to make spiced yogurt raita with radish. To make mooli and fruit raita, combine the curds and salt in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes and serve chilled. Radish is a vegetable that we tend to associate with parathas and subzis, and rarely with raitas. Even more so, you might never have thought of combining it with fruits to make a unique moolangi fruit raita! Indeed, this is a very innovative raita, one of its kind! The mild spiciness of radish together with the tang of oranges, the sourness of grapes and the mellow sweetness of apples gives the raita a range of textures and flavours, which you will thoroughly enjoy. A dash of black salt and green chillies add to the peppy taste of the spiced yogurt raita with radish, making it a true tongue-tickler! Benefit from the fibre and vitamin C the fruits and radish in this healthy mooli fruit raita has to lend. While fibre will help to maintain digestive health, vitamin C is an immune booster nutrient which helps to prevent diseases. Tips for mooli and fruit raita. 1. You can also add other fruits like pomegranate and pineapple. 2. Health conscious can replace full fat curd with low fat curd. Enjoy mooli and fruit raita recipe | spiced yogurt raita with radish | healthy mooli fruit raita | moolangi fruit raita | with step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
radish chutney recipe | mooli ki chutney | healthy mooli chutney | with 21 amazing images. radish chutney recipe | mooli ki chutney | healthy mooli chutney is a unique chutney loaded with health benefits. Learn how to make mooli ki chutney. To make radish chutney, combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend to a smooth mixture. Serve immediately or store refrigerated till use. Radish has a lingering flavour similar to other pungent ingredients like onion, ginger and garlic, but is surprisingly not commonly used to make chutneys. In mooli ki chutney, radish is combined with flavourful mint and coriander, and tangy curds, to make a chutney that is well-balanced in flavour, colour and texture. The radish in healthy mooli chutney has good amount of vitamin C in radishes is an antioxidant and possesses anti-inflammatory properties too. The mint is known for its cleansing effect, while coriander has antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which exhibit heart protective benefits. So whether you are a healthy individual or are suffering from diabetes or heart disease, you can include this chutney in your diet. This radish chutney makes a great accompaniment for all Indian starters, but can be innovatively used as a dressing for Salads, or a spread for multigrain bread and so on. Tips for radish chutney. 1. Do not add water for blending, as curd helps to get the necessary texture of the chutney. 2. Use this chutney within 2 days, else radish might release a strong odour. Enjoy radish chutney recipe | mooli ki chutney | healthy mooli chutney | with step by step photos.
mooli moong dal chilla recipe | radish moong dal chillas | healthy mooli moong dal cheela recipe | with 37 amazing images. mooli moong dal chilla recipe | radish moong dal chillas | healthy mooli moong dal cheela recipe is a sumptuous and simple delicacy. Learn how to make radish moong dal chillas. To make mooli moong dal chilla, soak the moong dal in enough water for 2 hours. Drain, add the green chillies and ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer till smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl; add the curds, 1 cup of radish leaves, besan, asafoetida, salt and 1/4 cup of water and mix well. Divide the batter into 6 equal portions. Keep aside. Divide the remaining 1/3 cup of radish leaves into 6 equal portions and keep aside. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) on a medium flame and grease it using ¼ tsp of oil. Pour a portion of the batter and spread it evenly using a ladle to make a thin circle of approx. 125 mm. (5”) in diameter. Spread a portion of radish leaves and sprinkle ½ tsp of sesame seeds evenly over it. Pour ¼ tsp of oil on the sides of each chila and cook on a medium flame till the chilla turns crispy and brown spots appear on both the sides. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 5 more chillas. Serve hot. Radish leaves is one such vegetable which isn't oused in many households frequently. But it can be used to make sabzis, parathas and pancakes too! Here we have presented it in the form of radish moong dal chillas which are a perfect choice for breakfast. These delicious mooli moong dal chilla makes use of radish leaves along with moong. Radish leaves are high in calcium, iron and carotenoids, while the moong dals adds enough protein and fibre into your meal. Eat them hot for best flavours! Diabetics, heart patients as well as weight-watchers can relish this healthy mooli moong dal cheela with green chutney. When served with a bowlful of healthy tomato soup, they can enjoy a nourishing and light dinner. Tips for mooli moong dal chilla. 1. Serve mooli moong dal chilla with curds. 2. Serve mooli moong dal chilla with green chutney. Enjoy mooli moong dal chilla recipe | radish moong dal chillas | healthy mooli moong dal cheela recipe | with step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique combination of fibre-rich green peas with nutritious muthias makes this Radish Muthia and Green Peas Subzi quite different from those you have tried before. The muthias, made using radish leaves, are rich in vitamins A and C. Baking makes them healthier than the deep-fried alternatives. Add the muthias just before serving, as they tend to get soggy over time.
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9 Benefits of Radish Leaves, Mooli Ke Patte
 on 30 Dec 20 01:27 AM

Very Excellent Information with befits and Recipes also.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind words. Please keep trying more recipes and sharing your comments with us.
30 Dec 20 08:47 PM