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.
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.