Winter is here in India and it doesn't seem to leave where I stay in Australia.Best part of the winter is the treats it brings along.Each season has a special dish a special veggie and fruit.It is mangoes for the summer.Carrots and greens best denote the winter.Greens come in all variety mustard,spinach, Amaranth and sorrel.Each full of Iron.While sorrel or gongura is famous in South, Mustard or sarson is the greens ,which speaks to you up north. Saag or Sarson ka saag is a dish we have all grown up with.Households all across Punjab serve Sarso ka saag aur makke ki roti during winter.It is a dish which comes from rustic roots and flavors closest to heart.Simple flavor and hearty meal makes everyone happy.Traditional meal has loads of white butter or ghee.You may also use oil if choosing to go vegan.
Sarso ka saag or mustard leaves curry is a great way to have greens.We cook it along with other greens like bathua, palak. Serve this with maize flatbread or Makke ki roti.Thankfully we get mustard so easily here too.
You can know about the popularity of this dish with this famous punchline from Amrish Puri."Sarson da Saag te Makki di Roti.. Kurta Lamba te Voti Chhoti".This line from DDLJ is all about memories of cold winters of Punjab.
Greens are great for Iron and simple to cook too.You can simply blanch and store it over weekend.Temper and you are ready for a meal instantly.
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