Hello friends, As winter has arrived vegatable markets are flooded with green  vegetables .It’s the best thing which i love in winter ; it reminds me of my childhood days where my mom used to sit in garden area in the soft  winter sunshine to clean the green leafy vegetables which she made for us in lunch or dinner ,like every child i have so many tantrums for eating green veggies but every time she made it in different way to give an interesting twist . Today i am going to make one of my mom’s favourite recipe  that is SARSON KA SAAG .It’s a typical delicious vegetarian recipe of North India, It’s english translation will be MUSTARD GREENS as Sarson  means mustard in english and saag means greens. This saag is uniquely bitter in taste but when it is cooked up with a blend of spices like ginger,garlic its bitterness fades away; this saag is very tasty and complements  best with makke ki roti… so lets make it but before going to the recipe check out  the health benefits of Sarson-

 

 

  • Rich in anti-oxidants
  • Rich in fibre
  • Prevents cancer
  • Helpful in weight loss
  • Full of minerals and vitamins
  • Controls cholestrol
  • Improves mental health
  • Good for eyesight

preparation time- 15 min

cooking time-20 mins

cooking level-medium

So,lets start making  SARSON KA SAAG for that ingredients  I need are

  1. Sarson leafs- 500 gms
  2. spinach leaves-250 gns
  3. tomatoes -2
  4. green chillies-4
  5. cumin seeds-1 tbsp
  6. hing- 2 pinch
  7. ghee/oil- 4 tbsp
  8. onion-1 medium size
  9. garlic cloves- 4-5
  10. ginger- 1 inch small piece
  11. chilli powder-1/2 tbsp
  12. corriander powder-1/2 tbsp
  13. turmeric powder-1/4 tbsp
  14. garam masala-1/2 tbsp
  15. salt to taste
  16. lemon juice-1/2 tbsp (optional)
  17. maize floor-2 tbsp
  18. butter cube-2

RECIPE

  • clean sarson and spinach leaves,wash them twice with water  and chop  roughly.
  • put the leaves in a pressure cooker and add 1/2 cup water,take 3-4 whistles than put the gas off and let it cool.                                                                                     
  •  blend the cooked leaves in mixer and make a smooth paste.
  • make a paste of ginger,garlic, onion and green chilies together and chop the tomatoes finely.
  • put a pan on the gas flame and add ghee or oil in which you want to cook  ,once it warm add cumin seeds, hing , ginger,garlic and onion paste cook it on low flame till it changes its color.(light brown)
  • now add corriander powder,chilli powder, turmeric powder mix well and cook for a minute.
  • add chopped tomatoes and fry on low flame till all masala  separates from  oil.
  • Add the green vegetable puree in the cooked masala and mix well add salt, garam masala, lemon juice and water (if needed).
  • cover it and  cook  for 8-10 minutes so that all the spices mix well with the vegetable.
  • Delicious sarson ka saag is ready.
  • serve hot with a piece of butter or desi ghee.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Preeti Tiwari

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18 thoughts on “Sarson ka saag

  1. Wow the picture of sarson ka saag looks too tempting. Really i too love winters for these yummy and healthy green veggies. And saag with makki ki roti is the best ever indian dish. Thanks for sharing the perfect recipe of sarson ka saag.

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