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Preparation Time : 30
Cook Time : 120
Total Time : 150
Ingredients for Sarson Ka Saag :
1 kilogram Sarson Ka Saag
1/2 kilogram Spinach
2 Green Chillis
10 garlic cloves
20 grams Ginger
1 large onion minced
2 large tomatoes (grated)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
1 teaspoon red chilly powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 cup corn meal
1 tablespoon pure desi ghee
Ingredients for Makki Ki Roti : 1/2 kilogram Makki Ka Aata( corn meal)
Carrom seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
For Sarson Ka Saag: Remove the stems and wash sarson ka saag and the spinach . Cut both of them into small pieces.
In a pressure cooker cook the saag, spinach, garlic, green chilli, ginger, salt and 200 ml water.
After the first whistle, lower the heat to simmer and cook for 50 minutes.Leave until it gets cold.
Grind the cooked vegetables into a paste adding corn meal to lend consistency.
In a separate pan, heat a tablespoon of ghee and fry onions.
Add asafoetida, garam masala and red chilli . keep sauting till the ghee oozes out .
Add the saag paste and cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
You can add hot water if the saag paste is thick.
Serve with homemade butter.
For Makki Ki Roti 1.Take lukewarm water and make a dough adding salt and carom seeds . leave it for 15 minutes.
Take a plastic sheet on a rolling board Roll a bit of the dough into a small ball Add a little oil and pat it into a circular shape.
Heat the tawa and place the Makki ki Roti on slow heat.
Cook the roti adding few drops of cooking oil on both sides.
When it is cooking take a fork or sharp edge knife and pierce all over, so that it will also cook from inside.
Serve makki ki roti with saag adding home-made butter or desi ghee.
Makki ki Roti and Sarson Ka Saag is famous and traditional staple food of punjab.In punjabis it is considered to be heaven to have Makki Ki Roti with Sarson ka Saag and with homemade butter.There’s nothing like Sarson Ka Saag and Makki Ki Roti to beat the winter chill.
Do prepare and enjoy this yummy combo with your loved ones.
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