Mooli Ke Patte Ki Bhurji / Radish Leaves Stir Fry

Mooli Ke Patte Ki Bhurji Recipe | Learn how to make Mooli Ke Patte Ki Bhurji/Subzi | Daikon Radish Leaves Stir-Fry Leaves

Here I am today with a super easy recipe from North Indian Cuisine, Mooli Ke Patte Ki Bhurji.

‘Bhurji’ is a Hindi word meaning Subzi or dry vegetable.  Mooli Radish and here in this recipe Daikon Radish is used which is a winter vegetable available in Indian Subcontinent.

This is a simple stir fry, with Daikon Radish leaves that is so easy and simple to make. I make it without onion  and garlic but you can always add the ingredients as per your preferences. Many people only eat radish in salads  or use it in curries and throw away the leaves. It is a very popular winter dish  in North India especially in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

As a kid I never liked this stir fry and always had it making a face. Mom always told us that how nutritious is this veggie and how we should have the seasonal vegetable. She served me and my sis with Dal Rice combo. Slowly and gradually we developed a taste for it.

Very healthy, low oil, gluten-free and vegan stir fry that is a good detox vegetable, rich in iron , minerals and iron.

Benefits of Mooli / Radish

Mooli or Radish is a good source of antioxidants, known for it’s stomach and liver detoxifying properties.

It is known to be very beneficial in Jaundice, as it can get rid of excess of Bilirubin in blood. I had suffered Jaundice in my teenage and I remember my mom feeding Radish in salads, mooli ki bhurji and mooli stuffed rotis.  It is a very beneficial vegetable to lower the cholesterol, lower blood pressure and is loaded with Vit. C, folic acid and is known to increase the supply of oxygen to blood.

Checkout these delicious Makki Methi aur Mooli Ke Paratha that I make for breakfast with this winter root vegetable.

Winters in India are of short duration and the best time to enjoy that leafy greens(spinach, fenugreek, mustard, dill etc), peas, red carrots , cauliflower and many other veggies. Radish the Daikon variety is available during this season and people use it  a lot in making pickles, stuffed Mooli Ke Parathe( shallow fried flatbread), salads, curries and stir frys.

Checkout recipes with Winter Veggies–

Kale and Spinach Saag with Paneer Koftas, Kale Brownies

Palak Paneer, Spinach Tortillas

Bajra Methi Poori, Methi Thepla

Gobhi 65, Gobhi Matar ka Keema,

Mixed Veg. Curry, Mix Vegetable Biryani

Methi Matar Malai , Matar Paneer

Matar Ki Kachori, Matar Ki Ghugni

Gajar Ka Halwa, Gajar Aloo Methi ki Subzi, and many more..

checkout WINTER DELIGHTS Section more recipes with Winter Food

Winter Veggies is the theme for this week’s Foodie Monday Bloghop facebook group. The theme was suggested by Sasmita who blogs at First Timer Cook. Want to know more about Odia cuisine, hop on to her blog. I have bookmarked her recipe Bhindi Basara( Okra in Mustard based gravy) to try out. She made  Cauliflowers in Indian leafy Greens Gravy for the theme

How to make Mooli Ke Patte Ki Bhurji

Detailed ingredients and method in recipe card

To make this simple stir-fry, choose Daikon Radish with fresh green and crisp leaves. Chose leaves with no spots or discoloration leaves.

There are no special spices used in the recipe. The real rustic flavour comes by stir frying radish leaves in tempering of cumin seeds and caraway seeds. We make it without any onions and garlic and no other spices like garam masala.

You may add 2-3 garlic and a small ginger also as per your liking. Also, many people add finely chopped tomatoes but we skip this also.

There are two ways in which you can cook radish leaves. Many people boil/pressure cook radish leaves , drain the water and then cook it in tempering.

The other way is to directly cook the leaves without prior boiling. I cook this way and covering this method in this post.

Recipe Card for Mooli Ke Patte ki Bhurji

Mooli Ke Patte Ki Bhurji/Daikon Radish Leaves Stir Fry

Gluten-free, Vegan Stir fry with Mooli/Daikon Radish leaves.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4


  • 4-5 bunch Mooli Ke Patte/Radish Leaves
  • 1 Daikon Radish
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • ¼ tsp Hing/Asafeotida
  • 1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Ajwain/Caraway Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • ½-1 tsp Red Chilli Powder or as preferred
  • Salt as per taste about 1 tsp


  • Very nicely wash the radish leaves along with stems.Make sure all the sand and dirt is cleaned.
  • Keep on the colander to drain extra water.
  • Chop roughly leaves, stems and radish.
  • Chopped leaves should be about 4-5 cups.
  • Heat oil in kadhai or pan.
  • Add hing, then jeera/cumin seeds.. When it crackles add ajwain and then chopped green chillies(if using) or red chilli powder. At this step also add ginger and garlic if using in the recipe.
  • Now add chopped leaves, chopped radish, salt and mix well.
  • Mix well and then cover and cook on low flame.
  • Cook for about 20 mins. till radish pieces and stems are soft. Keep stirring in between.
  • Serve hot with chapatis or as side with dal and rice.


Indian Chillies can be replaced by Thai Green Chillies or Serrano peppers. 
Do not saute ajwain/caraway seeds. It may give a bitter taste.
Mustard Oil enhances the taste of this dish but you can use any other plant based oil of your choice like olive, rice barn or peanut oil.
Keyword Mooli Ke Patte Ki Subzi

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Whenever you get good Radish with nice green and crisp leaves do not throw away the leaves. Make this easy stir fry and serve with hot ghee chapatis/paratha or as side with rice and dal.

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14 thoughts

  1. Potato is the only vegetable I used to love as a kid but now I would love to eat all vegetables. We appreciate and understand its healthy benefits as we grow up. Radish leaves stir fry is quick and easy side dish. using ajwain makes it more flavorful

  2. I am in love this delicious and nutritious radish leaves burji. I use it in stir fries, sambar , paratha and Raita. It has lot of health benefits like you have mentioned. As a kid even I never liked it. Our perspective has changed now as grown up.

  3. I love mooli sabji. I too didn’t like it when I was a kid but now love it especially with khichdi. We usually cut the radish into tiny pieces and along with the leaves, prepare by adding besan to it.

  4. I love how simple and rustic this bhurji is, made using minimal ingredients. Great way to use radish greens! We make a similar Gujarati-style sabzi using radish greens, which is made with besan. I absolutely have to try out your version now!

  5. I had totally forgotten about using mopping.pathe . Mom used to make dhall using these leaves and serve with hot fulkas or mooli Parathas . The sabji looks yummy .

  6. Looks delicious & nutritious. This is a new recipe using radish leaves, and I’m bookmarking this page. Thanks!

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