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Sarson Ka Saag is a popular cuisine from Punjab made from leafy vegetable known as "Sarson" which is mustard leaves. These leaves are not avaible much in other sides of india except the northern states. It is a side dish prepared using Mustard plant leaves and spices and is accompanied with rotis and plain Parathas.



The above pic is of Mustard leaves also known as Sarson which is used as main ingredient in the preparation of Sarson ka saag. These leaves are commonly found in the fields of Punjab where people pick it and cook it as a side dish.




Ingredients:
1 kg Mustard Green (sarson finely chopped)
1/4 kg Spinach Finely chopped
1 cup Water
2 Red chilies
4 Garlic cloves (minced)
2 cm piece Ginger (minced)
2 tbsp Gram flour
1 tbsp Butter
2 Green chilies (minced)
2 tbsp of Ghee
Salt to taste.



Method:
  1. Boil sarson and spinach in 1 cup of water until cooked.
  2. Drain excess water and mash the vegetables. Keep aside.
  3. Heat about 4 tbsp of ghee in a pan.
  4. Add green chillies, garlic, ginger and broken red chillies.
  5. Saute the spices till brown.
  6. Now add the mashed vegetables and salt.
  7. Make paste of the gram flour with a little water.
  8. Add it to the above mixture.
  9. Cook for about half an hour.
  10. Top with 1 tbsp of butter.
  11. Serve with makkai ki roti.


Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 persons
Shelflife: 1 day.


Note: For a better taste boil the leaves with chillies, ginger and garlic and then grind them together to make a fine paste, instead of grinded them seperately.

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