Mar 22, 2009

Can I use this leaf????



Hi guys, I got this vegetable from my backyard. I am not sure whether I can use this leaf for cooking...Can You please help??????

17 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai vidhya...is that vegetable is turnip..?.......i have no idea about leaves...sorry dear..

Sherrie said...

If that is a turnip, the turnip greens are delicious ! I grew up eating those and I wish they offered them here in UK.

DEESHA said...

Hey its turnip .. I not sure If you can eat those leaves cuz i have never tasted them

srikars kitchen said...

Never used this leaf...i have no idea..sorry dear..

sangeeta said...

hi ......i am first time here...nice space......yes these leaves are good to eat........make dry stir fry ( bhurji) or stuffed paratha with it.they taste somewhat like radish leaves.

Janice said...

It's a turnip and those are turnip greens. They use a term here "cooked down" because they ae tough. You saute them and then put a lid on the pan to cook them until the are very soft.

A_and_N said...

If those are turnips, then yes :) Here's a link that claims that they're edible.

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/senior/vegetabl/turnip3.htm

Hope this helps.

Asha said...

Of course you can! I use Turnip leaves and Radish leaves in cooking as well. Make sure you wash them very well, no sand needed in our diet! :D

Jaishree said...

As asha said leaves are gud to eat.i prepared radish leaf sabji.It is tasty if you wish to try this leaf u see my method .it is really a very healthy recipe.
http://jaisrecepieblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Radish%20leaf%20sabji

Also said...

Turnip leaves are very delicious. I live in the deep south in the USA and they are a staple in our diet here. However we don't saute' them. We cut the turnips off first and wash and cut them up. Place them in a pot of boiling water with some sort of smoked meat. (smoked turkey or pork is what we use in the south.)Turn heat down to medium and cover.
Trim the stems from the leaves and wash them thoroughly and check the leaves for any foreign objects (ie insects) cut the the leaves up and drop into the pot with the roots.
Continue to cook, stirring occasionly. About an hour probably. Until you can cut without much effort. I like to chop them with a hand held food chopper after I place them in the bowl. What we call "soul food" herre in the southernmost part of USA

Also said...

If you are a vegen. You can buy liquid smoke and use just a little for taste. That is the only reason to use the smoked meat is for flavor

Vidhya said...

thanks guys... Yes it is turnip. and thanks so much for all your effort. I am thinking of making jaishree's recipe.. thanks

Jennifer said...

Vidhya Hi.. Wow so happy you posted this! Can you make keerai with it? Like with little moong dhal? It may take more time to cook.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vidhya. This is geetha aunty here. I have seen some leaves. It looks like turnip leaves. If this is so, u can cook like our usual Keerai sundal. I will write about it in my new blog site at http://kitcheninmyhome.blogspot.com It will not give a bitter teaste. If u think so, u can add a little bit of sugar after the leaf is cook. Thats how we cook agathi keerai. Nice to see your recipe blog. U can also send comments about my recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vidhya. This is geetha aunty here. I have seen some leaves. It looks like turnip leaves. If this is so, u can cook like our usual Keerai sundal. I will write about it in my new blog site at http://kitcheninmyhome.blogspot.com It will not give a bitter teaste. If u think so, u can add a little bit of sugar after the leaf is cooked. Thats how we cook agathi keerai. Nice to see your recipe blog. U can also send comments about my recipe.

indiaprab said...

seriously no idea..
but looks like mix of Onion and Palak.

cherished_rock said...

Hi, it resembles turnip leaves to me too.. check out http://www.foodsubs.com/Greenckg.html
found a recipe here
http://www.mamtaskitchen.com/recipe_display.php?id=13182