Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Makki da roti with sarson ka saag

In this chilly winter,makki da roti with sarson ka saag tastes heavenly. Local vegetable markets are full with fresh sarson saag and I really feel tempted to cook this whenever I visit market for vegetable shopping. Although I had used palak with sarson saag but it tastes best when bathua saag is also added. Actually bathua having medicinal value is highly used,in my native place in MP I observed that locals used to consume a lot of bathua saag. Anyways since I did not get good quality of bathua I made with combining palak and sarson saag in equal quantities. Needless to say it tastes as good. I have made some changes too,to suit my taste,but nonetheless the outcome is equally superb. Generally makki ka roti is being served with butter/ghee but I prefer vegetable oil to curb calories. So here is my version of the dish.

Sarson ka saag


1. Sarson saag - 500gms
2. Spinach(palak) - 350gms
3. Onion - 1 medium
4. Garlic - 1tsp(finely chopped)
5. Ginger - 1 tsp(finely chopped)
6. Amchur powder - 1 tsp
7. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
8. Makki ka atta- 2 tbsp
9. Cumin powder - 1tsp
10. Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
11. Salt to taste
12. Mustard oil - 3 tsp
13. Fresh cream for garnishing
14. Green chilly - 2 no chopped


Pluck the leaves of sarson and palak saag,wash well and pressure cook by adding very small amount of water for 2 whistles. Once pressure of the cooker releases,transfer them in a colander for all the extra water to drain out. Once cool,make a paste in a blender and keep aside.
Now heat oil in a pan,fry chopped onion,green chillies,ginger,garlic till oil starts separating. Pour in the saag paste and add salt,coriander powder,cumin powder,amchur powder and stir fry for 5 mins approx in medium flame. Now mix in makki ka atta and stir fry for 3 more mins. Sprinkle garam masala powder ,mix well and serve hot,garnishing with some fresh cream.

Makki ka roti

Make a dough in 3:1 ratio that is makki ka atta and plain flour,by adding some oil,ajwain seeds,little oil and water. Roll out rotis from the dough,applying some oil or ghee/butter while frying. Serve hot and enjoy :-)

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