Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sarson Ka Saag (Punjab special) سرسوں کا ساگ

Sarson Ka Saag (Punjab special)

Sarsoon Ka Saag is a Punjab special dish, cooked happily, served happily, distributed among neighbor happily. This is the taste of Punjab.  Punjaian De Shan Vakhri (this is a quote, meaning Punjabi's have a different prestige)


  • 1. Sarsoon Ka Saag (Mustrad green leaves), sorted and chopped   1 kg
  • 2. Cholai   , sorted and chopped   100 g
  • 3.  Bathu   , sorted and chopped    50 g
  • 4. Sholia  (optional, if available)     25 g
  • 5.  Qasuri Methi  fresh , sorted and chopped     25 g
  • 6. Makai ka atta (corn flour, not starch)   4 table spoon
  • 7. Coriander leaves, sorted and chopped  a few
  • 8.  Green Chillies   5-6 nos.
  • 9.  Ginger  chopped   2 inch long piece
  • 10. Garlic  cloves 6-8 whole for tempering
  • 11.  Desi Ghee or Butter (Makhan)    for tempering(Tarka)   100 g or more
  • 12. Hara piyaz (spring onion) chopped    2-3 nos.
  • 13. Spices: Salt to taste, chilli powder 2 teaspoon, chilli cutter 1 teaspoon, Turmeric 1 teaspoon

Cooking Procedure.
  • 1. Heat 1-2 glass of water in a large handi (Cooking pan), add sarsoon ka saag, cholai, bathu, sholia, qasuri methi, spices  and cook on medium flame for 3-4 hour, initially volume seems to be large due to  raw vegetable,  stirr gently to avoid overflow.
  • 2. When vegetables becomes tender, mash them with the help of gotni (a special wooden masher) or cool down the tender vegetable and crush in an electric chopper.
  • 3. Now sprinkle makai ka atta in small portions with vigorous stirring to avoid lumps formation.
  • 4. Cook for 4-5 minutes then add ginger, green chillies and corainder leaves and cook with stirring then simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • 5. Before serving heat butter/desi ghee in a frying pan, add garlic to it, when garlic becomes golden add spring onion to it and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then pour this tempering over the prepared Sarsoon Ka Saag
  • Delicious Sarsoon Ka Saag is ready.
  • Serve with Makai ki Roti (Corn flour Roti) or with plain roti

Makai ki Roti
Sarsson Fresh

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