While carrots, green peas and spinach are among the popular winter vegetables, radish stays out of the seasonal spotlight. However, city chefs believe there is a lot to love about this crisp peppery vegetable if only people are willing to experiment
Chef Arnez Driver says people are put off by the radish because of its flavour and pungency but if prepared correctly it can complement the dish beautifully.Photo: La Poz Place
When one talks about winter ingredients, every kind of vegetable steals the show except the humble radish. The root vegetable, usually available in the green and white variety, is not among the most favourite ingredients people want to eat simply because of its taste. The sharp pungent flavour and peppery aftertaste is as inviting as the classic bitter gourd (karela) for most people. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t better, more appetising ways to eat it, than what we already know.