Tuesday 2 November 2010

Sarson-Aloo ka Saag

With the onset of winter one can see the market getting flooded with greens, though this year because of floods there’s no overflow of greens yet but one can see some sight of greens surely. So when my regular veggie vendor asked  me for mustard greens, I nodded happily and picked up a small bunch.
Sarson ka Saag and Makke di roti is one of the most popular searched items  from my space and I can assure you that the recipe is a winner and I have tried to explain the entire procedureit in great detail.  I will surely post another version of the saag later, but today, I post a simple combination of these flavorful greens with potato. This tastes best  again with  makke ki roti but also with plain steamed rice. I normally do  not add tomatoes to these leaves but for a change I used them and was extremely happy with the result, but of course I would not add them to my sarson ka saag. 
a bunch of mustard greens
2 potatoes cubed
1/2 tomato
2 onions chopped
4-5 garlic pods
4-5 green chilies
a piece of ginger
1 tbsp tomato paste
ghee for cooking
some cumin seeds
red chilies for tempering
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp coriander pwd
a large pinch garam masala (optional)
a pinch of asafetida
Wash the greens and chop finely. Mix 3-4 garlic pods, green chilies and ginger and pressure cook with a cup of water. I was in a hurry so used the pressure cooker method. Best is to blanch the greens and then grind it to keep the green color intact, check out the sarson da saag post for that.
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Cool and grind to a paste.
Heat a tbsp of ghee and add the onions and brown them.
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Add the chopped tomato and potato. Add salt to taste.
Add the tomato paste and mix.
Add the turmeric and coriander pwd and saute for a few seconds. Cover and cook till potatoes are done.
Once the potatoes are done, mix the mustard greens paste. Add half a cup of water and some garam masala (optional).
Heat another tablespoon of ghee/oil and add cumin seeds, once they crackle add one finely chopped garlic, asafetida and 2 red chilies. Pour this tempering on the curry.
Mix and serve immediately.
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Suhaina said...

looks so yummy..thick and creamy.love it.

Nandita SS said...

The saag looks so good. Very temting :)

Pushpa said...

Yummy sarson ka saag....my fav


Swathi said...

Saag looks rich and delicious Pari. Good with roti or chapathi.

Sushma Mallya said...

seems really healthy...would be perfect with roti

Hamaree Rasoi said...

So thick and yummy looking dish you have prepared dear. Just to add makki da roti and voila! You have a masterpiece. Just feel like grabbing a mouthful.

Hamaree Rasoi

ashsdelicacies.blogspot.ca said...

Loved the step by step process with pics!!!!Yummy recipe too....

Unknown said...

always wanted a goof recipe here it is, i bet it tasted great!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum !

Santosh Bangar said...

saag is looking tasty. we also make in punjabi style

Rachana said...

I have never tried this combo... A delicious and tempting saag :-)

Vegetarian Zest said...

Lovely recipe. Brings back lot of memories.

Madhu said...

Wow pari...this looks so nice.

Unknown said...

lovely and traditional...love it!...

Anuka said...

great work pari...now that the winters have come in India..Saag is my all time favorite..Yummy

Suparna said...

hi padhu,
A big warm shake hand for the detailed snaps posted...I can only sit and crave for the saag as we dont get the greens easily in our area :)
A dish well prepared is surely well enjoyed! lovely dear

Jaisy James said...

looks yummy

Jaisy James said...

looks yummy

jayasree said...

Looks very delicious


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