Monday, 27 November 2006

Sarson ka Saag



We bought some sarson leaves or mustard greens at Wembley, 3 for a £1.00!! Not bad huH?
This is a Punjabi dish served with maki ki roti (maize flour chapati). So last Sunday this was on the menu.

Ingredients
3 bunches mustard greens; finely chopped
8 oz Paneer (can buy it at most indian stores; a bit like haloumi cheese)
1 onion; finely chopped
3 cloves garlic; crushed
1 inch ginger; grated
2/3 chillies; chopped finely
3 large tomatoes, peeled and crushes
1 table spoon coriander and cumin mix
1/2 tspn tumeric


Cook the shredded leaves in half cup of water, until tender, grind using wand (or stick) blender.
Cut the paneer in half inch cubes, and fry in a non-stick frying pan sprayed with a little oil, set aside.

In the same pan fry the onion in a little oil (1 desert spoon), when the onions are transparent, add the chillis, garlic and ginger and fry for a few minutes, then add the crushed tomotoes, cook for a while, add the tumeric, coriander and cumin powders.
Cook for a few minutes, and then add the whole lot to the mustard greens, mix and then add the fried paneer, cook for about 5 minutes and serve with maki ki roti. Here you can see it served with juwar rotlo.


Ok no maki flour in the house, so a compromise was needed...... I decided to make juwar jo rotlo. This a typical kutch/gujarat dish made out of sorgham flour (gluten free), it should be eaten hot.

5 comments:

bee said...

are the leaves very bitter? i've had sarson ka saag, where the mustard greens have some spinach mixed in. i would like to prepare this dish.

Roopa said...

looks yummy delicious!

Asha said...

I love this dish ,so heakthy and flavorful.I add some Palak too.Looks great Saju.With Makki da roti,it's heaven:))

Sharmi said...

always wanted to make sarson ka saag. but didnt have the recipe. thanks a lot. will try it for sure.

Saju said...

Bee, the leaves were not bitter.
Roopa, thanks
Asha, I will try it with Palak next time, and I really want to try makki da roti
Sharmi, thanks, let me know how it turns out

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