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 !


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...


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

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........