Sarson Ka Saag

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 6
  • Freezing: excellent

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Pair this dish with makke ki roti (corn flatbread) for a taste of classic North Indian-style cuisine.

  • Ingredients:

  • 1¼ lbs (567 grams) frozen mustard greens, thawed, excess liquid squeezed
  • 3½ oz (100 grams) frozen spinach, thawed, excess liquid squeezed
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Thai green chilies, chopped
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL) garlic, chopped
  • ½” (1.2 cm) ginger root, chopped
  • 3 cups (750 mL) water, divided
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup (125 mL) corn flour
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Crisco® Vegetable Oil
  • 1 pinch asafetida
  • 2 dried red chilies, whole
  • ½ cup (125 mL) red onions, chopped
  • Method:

  • Place first five ingredients in a pressure cooker. Add 1½ cups (375 mL) water and salt. Pressure cook for 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Set aside 15 minutes until pressure is released.
  • Cool. Grind to coarse paste. Transfer to a large cooking pot. Simmer on medium low heat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Dissolve corn flour in 1½ cups (375 mL) of water. Stir into simmering greens. Cook for 12-15 minutes until saag thickens, stirring every 2-3 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a separate pan on medium high heat. Add asafetida and red chilies. As they sizzle, add onions. Sauté for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Stir into saag.
  • Continue cooking for 5 minutes on medium heat until saag thickens to loose paste.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Serve hot with makke ki roti (corn flatbread) or plain roti.
  • Tip:

  • Fresh greens can be used for the recipe. Try adding fresh soy greens for added flavour.
  • If there is no pressure cooker, simmer greens in a large pot until cooked through.
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