Sarson Da Saag with Makhi ki Roti

(Punjabi)

It was always my favourite recipe being the Delhiwala. The houses near to my houses all of them were north Indians and few were Punjabis and we used to exchange food. My mom used to make sambar and idly and give them and they used to give the Sarson Ka Saag and Makki roti.  The taste of them never goes out of my tongues. Whenever I am in Delhi make sure that I am there to a dhabba to taste this dish especially in winter. It is very healthier food.

Ingredients

  • Fresh ginger pieces of 2 cm length
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • Table salt- 2 table spoons
  • Cornmeal- 2 table spoon
  • Mustard greens- 500 grams
  • Green chillies-2 pieces
  • Ghee or clarified butter-2 table spoons

Method of preparation

  • Bring the mustard greens. Wash them. Finely shred them.
  • Bring a big pot. Put the finely chopped mustard greens in them. Add 2 cups of water with salt.
  • Put the cover on the pot. Cook for a period of 15-20 minutes. The chopped green must be tender.
  • After the mustard greens become tender, move the pot from the heat
  • Take excess water from the pot into a separate container
  • Using a pestle, mash the green and stir in cornflour. Then place the pot on the stove and turn on the heat. Heat for 10-12 minutes
  • Put ghee in a pan. Heat a little. Introduce chillies, ginger and garlic.
  • Fry in the pan. Bring out the contents and pour into another pan.
  • Mix the contents well. Saag can now be served.

Preparing Makki di roti

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour-100 grams
  • Maize flour-250 grams
  • Chopped coriander leaves- 20 grams
  • Salt as appropriate
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • Warm water

Method of preparation

  • Mix wheat flour, maize flour and salt in bowl. After mixing, add in coriander
  • Add warm water. Mix and knead to make a smooth dough
  • With a damp kitchen cloth, cover the roti for 30 minutes
  • Cut the dough into 8 equal parts. With your palm, flatten the dough pieces
  • Slowly roll the dough to a thick and small round. A small quantity of flour can be
  • Sprinkled to stop the dough to stick to the surface.
  • Griddle is now heated. Roti is placed on it. Put 1-2 teaspoonful of oil all around it and cook
  • Keep the roti turning on both sides
  • Roti is now ready to be served. Butter can be added for a richer taste.
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