Spinach with Mustard Greens (Sarson Ka Saag)

New Delhi in the winter is a real wonderland for seasonal vegetables. One of my absolute favorite dishes is “sarson ka saag” which is a classic Punjabi dish which combines spinach and mustard greens. It is usually eaten with “makki ki roti” which is made with coarse ground corn flour.

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Spinach with Mustard Greens (Sarson Ka Saag)

Serves 4Print This Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large bunch mustard greens, washed and chopped

Fresh spinach leaves (half the amount of mustard greens)

4 small plum tomatoes

2 medium shallots (or onions)

½ head of cauliflower, coarsely chopped

1 ½ turnips, coarsely chopped

5 garlic cloves

4 “ ginger, peeled and sliced

2-3 whole green chilies (optional)

2 tbsp. corn flour (medium ground)

1 tbsp. amchur (dry mango powder0

1 tbsp ghee

Salt to taste

 

Method:

  • In a large pot with boiling water, add the greens, cauliflower, shallots and tomatoes and boil until vegetables are softened.
  • Grind and set aside.
  • In a wok or kadai, heat 2 tbsp. oil.
  • Add sliced ginger and green chilies.
  • Stir  for a minute.
  • Add the ground vegetables.
  • Mix well and cook for 25 minutes covered.
  • Add 1 tbsp ghee.
  • Add salt to taste and serve with hot “makki ki roti’s”.

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