Monday, April 29, 2013

SARSON KA SAAG



This is the most Traditional and popular dish of Punjabi Cuisine. This nutritious green saag is made with pungent mustard leaves. Spinach and Bathua leaves are added to balance the taste. Some people also like to add a small radish or turnip while boiling. This saag is usually available in winter season in abundance. Nothing can beat the taste of this lip-smacking flavourful Sarson ka Saag and Makki ki Roti.

Ingredients:
Mustard leaves (sarson ) ... 1 bunch
Bathua or Spinach ........... 1 bunch
Radish ............................. small one (cut into small pieces)
Green chillies ................ 4-5 (depends on your taste)
Onion ........................... 1 (grated or chopped very finely)
Ginger ...................... 1 tsp
Garlic ................... 1 tbsp (crushed coarsely)
Makki ka ata / maize flour .... 1 tbsp ( if you are not using radish, add 2 tbsp)
Cumin powder ...... 1 tsp
Garam Masala ...... 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder .. 1/4 tsp
Salt ............... to taste
Lemon juice .
Ghee / oil

Method:
1. Wash and cut the mustard and spinach leaves.
2. In a pan or a pressure cooker, boil the greens, chillies and radish adding a little salt.
(add just enough water so that you don't have to drain it away as you will loose all the nutrients. Let it cool.
3. Grind it to a coarse paste. (Some prefer to grind it to a very smooth paste)
4. In a pan add ghee and fry the finely chopped onion until translucent. Add the ginger, garlic and saute. Add the spice powders. add this tempering to the greens.
5. Heat a little more ghee/oil and fry the maize flour. Stir it into the saag. Squeeze the lime juice into it.
6. Bring to a boil to blend all the spices with the saag. You have to be liberal with the ghee in this dish.
Serve it with Makki ki Roti.

See recipe for  - Makki ki Roti





28 comments:

  1. Even I cook this saag, but in a different way. Looks good..

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  2. i have had ths dish in weddings and taste is totally awesome

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  3. Yummy and inviting !!join me in Fast Food - Poha event in my blog here : http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.in/2012/12/fast-food-poha-aval-flattened-rice.html

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  4. we dont get sarson here :( wish i could taste this some day..

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  5. Wish i cud taste this...never tried before...looks delicious.

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  6. That looks good! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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  7. Sarason leaves not awailable here. But heard that it tastes great with makki ki roti...my mouth is watering.

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    1. Yes Vidhya.. it is had with makki ki roti

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  8. wow this looks so good, super inviting

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  9. looks good and inviting
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  10. Nice delicious Sag...adding Palak and Raddish healthy option. I am growing this herb in my kitchen garden,i will try your recipe soon.Thanks for sharing.

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    1. That's really nice.. your saag will be much fresher and healthier

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