Mustard Greens with Garlic (Sarson Da Saag) Recipe

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Submitted by jailita

Makes 6 servings



Saag means greens; sarson da saag specified mustard greens, and palak da saag is spinach. This flavorful side dish often accompanies hearty whole-wheat griddle breads in Punjab, the wheat-growing capital of India. Notes: Hing is a very strong-smelling spice derived from a fennel-like plant. It is sold in brick form in Indian groceries and in powdered form in natural food stores. The slight bitterness of mustard greens provides a complex balance to this earthy dish. Trim off and discard the tough stems before use. You can substitute spinach leaves for a smoother, less bitter flavor, or use a combination of the two greens.

Recipe Ingredients for Mustard Greens with Garlic (Sarson da Saag)

1/2 cup onion, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon gingerroot, coarsely chopped
4 garlic cloves, large
2 tablespoons Ghee or vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon hing (asafetida) (see Notes)
1 1/2 pounds fresh mustard greens, or fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 large tomato, blanched, skinned, and finely chopped
1 teaspoon curry powder (or Garam Masaala)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tbsp lime juice, (from medium lime)

Recipe Directions for Mustard Greens with Garlic (Sarson da Saag)

  1. In a food processor finely mince the onion, gingerroot, and garlic.

  2. In a wok or 3-quart saucepan, heat the ghee over medium-high heat; sizzle the hing for 5 to 10 seconds. Add the onion mixture and stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes until golden brown.

  3. Stir in the mustard greens and turmeric. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the greens wilt and almost all the liquid leaching from the greens evaporates.

  4. Add the remaining ingredients and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes to blend the flavors.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 167.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
82
Calories from Fat
44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.9g
8%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Potassium
755mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
8.2g
3%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
3.9g
Vitamin A 220% Vitamin C 64%
Calcium 13% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in iron
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in magnesium
  • Very high in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sodium
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