The classic Punjabi dish is Sarson Ka Saag Aur Makki Ki Roti. the local language we can say it like Sarson da saag te Makki Di Roti.
This winter special combination of meals makes everyone drool in winters. As a traditional Punjabi dish, saag means green, and sarso means mustard. Best had with some white butter, jaggery, or honey.
You can know about the popularity of this dish with this famous punchline “Sarson da Saag te Makki di Roti.. Kurta Lamba te Voti Chhoti”.
You can simply blanch and store it over the weekend. Temper and you are ready for a meal instantly.
Ingredients for sarso ka saag
The core ingredient is sarson, i.e. mustard leaves. You can cook them with some water in a pot (covered with lid) or in a pressure cooker.
Boiled mustard greens, tomato puree, ginger-garlic-chilly, chopped onions, and boiled spinach.
Step-by-step pictures for Sarson ka saag
In another pan, heat oil or ghee for tempering. Add chopped onion, ginger, green chilies cook until the onion turns pink.
Add chopped tomatoes to this along with salt.
Cook till tomatoes soften
Add the boiled/blanched spinach and sarson
Mix well and let it cook in the open pan. Once it has soften, mash it with a hand masher or hand blender
Optionally, you may choose to add 2 tablespoons makai flour (unrefined corn flour) , this will help to thicken the mix.
Step by step makki di roti
- Take makki atta (flour) , add warm water to it
- Knead the makki ka atta into a smooth dough, if the dough is not smooth then the roti will break while rolling out.
3.Roll out the roti on a grease / baking paper
- Heat a griddle / tava , start cooking the roti
- Flip it once cooked from one side
- Cook the roti on the gas flame directly, you may cook on the tava if you do not have gas cooktop.Once cooked, brush with ghee,serve warm makki roti and saag.
Sarso ka saag aur makke ki roti is a quintessential meal every winter.Rich greens served with cornmeal bread is a powerhouse of nutrients.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course: Breads, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian Ingredients for punjabi saag recipe 1 cup tamatar/tomatoes
1 large pyaz/onion
1 tablespoon adrak/ginger
2 cloves lassan/garlic chopped
1 large hari mirchi/green chillies
2 tablespoon ghee/ mustard oil if vegan
salt as per taste
For Makke ki roti
- 2 cups makai ka atta/maize flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- water for kneading