Makki ki roti and Sarson ka Saag is one of the most famous Punjabi dish which needs no introduction. This is usually a winter comfort food in the Punjab region but also popular in other parts of country. One of the healthy dishes and serves as a perfect meal in the winters with a dollop of butter.
- 2 bunches of mustard greens
- 1/2 bunch of spinach
- 1 big onion chopped
- 1-2 tsp ginger garlic paste
- Tomato puree/chopped tomato
- 1-2 green chillies
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1-2 whole dry red chilli
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp garam masala
Roughly chop the mustard greens and spinach. Wash it thoroughly so that there is no sand and cleaned. In a pressure cooker, pour about two cups of water and add the greens, salt, green chillies and ginger pieces. Let it cook for 20 mins and check to see if the greens are soft. If not let it cook for another few minutes. After it is done, open the cooker and let it sit uncovered until it cools down.
In a blender, blend the greens with the water in the pressure cooker not a puree but a little coarse. Let it boil in a pan and then turn the gas to low and cook it covered for a good half an hour to hour, stirring in between and add a little water if necessary.
In a frying pan, add oil and then in a couple of minutes put add the chopped. Cook it until pinkish brownish.
Now add the ginger garlic paste and stir for a few minutes. Then add tomato puree, garam masala, salt, red chilli powder and roast until it leaves the oil.
Add this masala to the mustard greens and mix well. Let to cook for another few mins so all the flavors marry. Add ghee or butter while cooking.
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