Black Seed Red Radishes

Black Seed Red RadishesBlack Seed Red RadishesBlack Seed Red Radishes. Who’d a thunk something so simple to make could taste so good.  This was originally a dish made with potatoes and probably came from India.  Please don’t confuse black seeds with black poppy seeds because there is a world of difference and as you might imagine, with a little ginger and turmeric thrown in, tastes a bit like curry, (not really) but with no coconut milk.

In most health discussions regarding black seeds (Nigella Sativa) you will see it being used as an oil but for our purposes we are using the whole seeds.  Besides being healthy, their taste is incredible.  They are used all over the Middle East and Africa and I have to say I am in love with the taste and sprinkle them prodigiously on all kinds of dishes. Notice how different they look from black poppy seeds, they are smaller, and have rather sharp, pointed angles.  Here are a couple of recipe pics showing how I use them.

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Black Seed Red Radishes
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ Lbs Red Radishes
  2. ½ Slivered Medium Onion
  3. 4 T Butter
  4. 2 t Crushed Garlic***
  5. 2 t Black Seeds
  6. ½ t Ginger Powder
  7. ½ t Fennel Powder
  8. ½ T Cumin Powder
  9. ½ t Turmeric Powder
  10. ½ t Salt
  11. 6 T Sour Cream
Instructions
  1. Quarter red radishes lengthwise as shown.
  2. Bring water to slow boil, add radishes, cover and cook 10-12 minutes or until fork tender. Drain.
  3. Heat butter, add black seeds, fennel, cumin, ginger, turmeric, and ginger. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add onions and sauté until translucent, then add garlic, mixing well.
  5. Blend in radishes and salt.
  6. Serve with 1 T dollop of sour cream.
  7. 6 Servings
  8. 117 Calories, 1.3g Protein, 10.3g Fat, 5.0g Carbs, 1.5g Fiber, 3.5g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. Be careful using turmeric as it stains EVERTHING in its path. Not only your food but your hands and yes, sadly your clothes. You cannot get it out and I don’t care what anyone says. That's my story and...I'm sticking to it.
  2. Yes, and you can mix the sour cream into the radishes too. I didn't do it because I wanted you to see the beautiful colors before covering them.
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