Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sarson Saag

Indira of Mahanandi had posted such a lovely picture of the Mustard leaves, I knew I had to share this wonderful, super delicious Sarson Saag recipe that my friend T had shared with me. Her Mom Aunty C would always make this when I visited their home. Before that I wasn't a big fan of this dish but in Aunty's hands, the taste would be awesome. Served with the traditional Makki Di Roti, it was a gourmet delight. At the end of that stupendous meal, we would have a glass of tall cool Lassi ... Mmmm Mmmm good. :)

1 1/2 bunch Sarson Saag (mustard greens), washed and chopped
1 bunch Palak (Spinach), washed and chopped
1 medium Mooli (radish) with leaves, washed and chopped
2 medium sized onion, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1" ginger, finely chopped
1 green chilli, minced
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste

For the tadka
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp ghee

In a pressure cooker cook all the ingredients (except the ones for the tadka) for 2 whistles, with 1/2 cup of water.
Let it cool and then grind to a smooth paste.

Heat the ghee in a small pan and add the garlic. When the garlic turns light brown, add the Saag. Cook for a minute and serve hot with Makki Di Roti/ Roti/Paratha. Enjoy !

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can I use the Mustard leaves available in the frozen section in the Supermarkets like Ralphs/Vons?

Lakshmi said...

i like this day, nice recipe sangeeta.

shilpa said...

I loved your version of Sarson da saag. Will see if I can get hold of Sarson here. Thanks....

Sangeeta said...

Manjula,

Thanks for visiting. I have never used frozen mustard greens, but I am sure you can use them. Sometimes the local Farmer's market has a good bunch of these greens.

Sangeeta said...

Shilpa, Lakshmi, thanks for visiting. :) Give this recipe a try. You will surely like it.

Sandeepa said...

hey, I like your sarson ka saag recipe, this is the way The Punjabis make it right ?
Is mooli a must ?
thanks for sharing, shall try it out
--sandeepa

Indira said...

Thanks for sharing your version, Sangeeta. With radish etc, sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

to make it Yummoer...add some broccoli florets in the cooker and s turnip cut into small pieces.....

i usuall add half tomatoe and onions too for tadka...brigs out a great flavour........