Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Saag: Punjabi Style Spinach

500g mustard greens (or spinach)
2 cm piece of fresh ginger
2 hot green chillies
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp cornmeal
2 tbsp ghee


1. Wash, trim, and finely chop greens. Put 2 cups water into a large pot with the salt and the greens. Cover and cook about 15 minutes until tender. Remove from heat.
2. Drain excess liquid into a jug. Mash greens thoroughly in the pot then stir in cornflour. Return to heat with half a cup of reserved liquid. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside.
3. In another pan heat ghee and lightly fry ginger, garlic, and chillies for 3-5 minutes. Add contents of pan into the pot of greens and mix well.
4. Serve hot and enjoy!!

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