A traditional Punjabi dish made from mixed greens and spices, sarson ka saag is a must-make if you love curry. Although it's made from greens, this curry is packed with flavor. Mustard greens, spinach, and more are cooked with spicy chilis, garlic, onion, ginger. Then, it's topped with onion tempered in spices and garlic. This comforting curry is perfect with brown rice and flatbread.

Sarson Ka Saag: Mixed Greens Curry [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Curry:

  • 1 bunch mustard greens
  • 1/2 bunch spinach
  • 1/2 bunch radish greens
  • 1/2 bunch bathua/chenopodium (see notes)
  • 1 radish, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 onion, chopped
  • 1 2-inch piece ginger, chopped
  • 10-12 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 green chilis, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida, onion powder, or garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour

For Tempering:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 8-10 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
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Preparation

  1. First, clean all the greens. Wash them thoroughly under water for 3-4 times to get rid of the soil clinging to the stem. Chop them roughly.
  2. Add all the chopped greens, tomatoes, onions, green chilis, garlic, ginger, radish, salt, and red chili powder. along with 1 cup water to the pressure cooker and cook for 4-5 whistles.
  3. Once pressure released by itself, remove the cooker lid the let the greens cool down.
  4. Add the cooled and cooked greens into a blender. Add corn flour and blend it to a smooth purée. Corn flour makes the curry smooth and gives a wonderful flavor to it.
  5. Transfer all the blend purée into a big deep pan and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stir occasionally and scrape the edges to avoid burning.
  6. Check for seasoning and add salt accordingly.
  7. In another small pan add 2 tablespoons of oil, and add all the ingredients mentioned under to temper and temper until onions turn brown.
  8. Pour the tempered onions on to the curry, mix well, and turn off the heat.

Notes

You can find bathua, also known as chenopodium, in most Indian grocery stores. If not, substitute with greens of your choice.

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