Spinach & Broccoli Da Saag



Makki di roti(Roti made from Cornflour) & Sarson da Saag is a traditional meal which is served/cooked on the festival of lohri( celebrated on 13th jan) in PUNJAB(India).

I learned this version of saag from one of my aunt living here in California. Sometimes it is difficult to find fresh ingredients of Saag like Sarson so she used the combination of broccoli & spinach instead of spinach & sarson and i find this recipe more healthy and it tastes delicious too..I yet have to learn how to make makki ki roti from my mom till then enjoy the SAAG:)

Ingredients:-

Broccoli :- 1
Spinach:- 2 bunches
Ghee:- 2-3 tbsp
Asafoetida/Hing:- A pinch
Cumin seeds:- 1/2 tsp
Ginger(chopped):- 1tbsp
Garlic(chopped):- 1 tbsp
Onion(chopped):- 1 medium
Tomato(chopped):-1 medium or 1 1/2 small
Cornflour:-2-3 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Turmeric powder:- 1tsp
Red chilli Powder:-1tsp
Garam Masla Powder:-1tsp

Procedure:-

1) Steam the Spinach in the pan with 1/2 tbsp of garlic & little water for about 4-5 minutes,then puree it in the blender
2) Steam the broccoli in the pressure cooker till soft & set it aside
3) Heat ghee in a pan on medium heat, add cumin seeds, let it splutter.
4) Add remaining garlic & ginger, saute for a minute.
5) Add onion and fry till it is light brown in color.
6) Add tomato & all the spices, mix well, cook till the tomatoes are tender.
7) Mash the broccoli with the back of the spoon and add it to the tomato mixture along with the spinach pure & cornflour.(add little bit of water if needed).
8) Mix everything well & cook for about 30 minutes ..(stir it in between so that it will not stick to the bottom)

Garnish it with ghee and serve hot with roti..








31 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh this is a gravy packed with nutrients and flavor.. nice combo...

Varsha Vipins said...

Its such a healthy Saag Preety..I loved the addition of Broccoli..:)

Navita said...

love the inclusion of brocollii...especially bcoz its so healthy!!

Nithya Praveen said...

healthy one...adding brocolli is new to me..super idea:)

sowmya said...

looks yumm..do not have spinack today,otherwise could have tried out this saag

vidhas said...

Hi Preety, this combo is new to me. AS you said this is good combo with good nutrients. Thanks for accpeting my award.

Sanghi said...

Mmm.. tasty yet healthy one preety.. I'v updated my sudavathal kulambu with the english name and a picture of it too. do check out dear..:)

Dershana said...

That's a healthy idea! I have never seen sarson greens in the market out here, and this sure is a great alternative.

Aditi..............:) said...

wow...mooh me paani aa gaya!!! :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Never tried this combo. Pics makes me drool.

veena said...

Hi ..
New recipe for me ..But looks very delicious..Off course nutritious also :)

Premyscakes said...

Great combo, and sounds very much delicious.
cheers.

Preety said...

thanks all you guys

Deepa Hari said...

Thank you Preety. Saag looks great...Wonderful and lovely combo....the addition of broccoli makes it even more healthy and nutritious.

Asha said...

In the south, all greens are staple in their diet, so we do get plenty of Mustard greens, Kale, Collards etc almost year long here in NC.

Using Palak and Broccoli is a great idea and I can imagine the taste! Looks great! :)

Preety said...

thanks deepa for letting me know..

ya asha this is gr8 combo and tasted delicious too

Andhra Flavors said...

spinach and broccoli da saag is a very healthy one. thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Thats a great idea of adding broccoli Preety, Saag looks great n really healthy..

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice combi.. looks perfect & yummy..

phanitha said...

Palak and Broccoli great idea...thanks for sharing a healthy post

Usha said...

I have never heard of saag with broccoli sounds delicious, would love to try this :-)

Archy said...

Hey, award waiting for u.. do pick it :)!!

Preety said...

thanks everyone, i really appreciate you guys for dropping by and leaving comments..

thanks archy for the award..

Cham said...

Couple of time I tried to leave a comment but I always had a problem in ur comment setting!
Lovely saag with broccoli!

Preety said...

i know cham Deepa informed me about the problem so i changed the option of comment to pop up and then it was working fine..sorry for the inconvenience..:(

Maya said...

Oh wow, this is a new type of saag, great idea to use broccoli and spinach in there, so healthy. Nice one Preety.

Purva Desai said...

Power packed and iron rich combo......very healthy dish

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hi preety,
the cutlets are crisp of the inside and soft on the inside because we dont use much oil. only when deep fried, you will will get the crispiness.. otherwise.. it will be soft only.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

then probably your should bake it.. try priya's baked chickpea vada... they look crisp.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

ooops.. i just realized i have blundered in my previous comment.. i meant the cutlets are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside since we use less oil.

meeso said...

This sounds so good... My daughter and I both love spinach and broccoli... We should try this :)

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