I have been picking up bunches of radish with greens esp from the Farmer's Market. I would use the radish different ways and throw away the greens. But when my parents were here over the summer, they were horrified that I would throw away the greens.
"Eta diye bhalo saag hobe," (this will make delicious greens) my mom said as she rescued one such bunch. And yes, it was delicious with a touch of nuts at the very end! Since then, I always save these greens to make it into this simple dish.
Radish greens - 1 big bunch (or 2 small ones) washed and chopped
Green Chilli - 1
Kalo Jeera or Nigella seeds - 1/2 tspoon
pinch of turmeric powder
Red Chillies - 1
toasted sliced almonds - 1 tbspoon
Salt to taste
1 tspoon oil
Temper the oil with kalo jeera, and red chilli. Then add in the radish greens, green chilli, and turmeric powder. Let it cook till it is almost done. Add the toasted almonds, let it cook for a couple of minutes and take it off the heat.
It is usually served as a first course in a Bengali household.