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sarson ka saag

Kale Sarson Ka Saag

Jyoti Behrani
Kale Sarson Ka Saag is a highly nutritious, creamy dish made with green leafy vegetables, tempered with onion, garlic, and some aromatic Indian spices.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish/Entrees
Cuisine Indian, North Indian, Punjabi
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

INGREDIENTS FOR KALE SARSON KA SAAG

    TO BE PRESSURE COOKED

    • 1 bunch kale, leaves roughly chopped; around 4 cups
    • 1 bunch mustard greens, leaves roughly chopped; around 4 cups
    • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
    • 1 inch ginger, chopped
    • 10-12 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2-3 green chili, chopped [as per taste]
    • 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
    • 2 cups water
    • salt to taste

    FOR MAIZE FLOUR SLURY

    • 2 tablespoon maize flour [Makka ka atta]
    • 2 tablespoon water

    FOR TEMPERING

    OPTIONAL

    • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
    • Freshly squeezed lemon juice, adjust to taste

    Instructions
     

    CLEAN AND PREP GREENS

    • Wash greens thoroughly in cold water. Allow excess water to strain through a colander.
    • Discard the woody ends of the stems. Chop soft stems finely, leaves roughly.
    • Chop onions, garlic, ginger, and green chili.

    INSTANT POT KALE SARSON KA SAAG

    • In the inner pot of Instant Pot, add kale, mustard greens, onion, ginger, garlic, green chili, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt to taste, and water. Close the Instant Pot.
    • Turn on Instant Pot to MANUAL / PRESSURE COOK (high) for “3” minutes, vent sealed. Followed by natural pressure release for 5 minutes, and then quickly release the remaining pressure.
    • Open the Instant Pot lid. Using a hand blender or immersion blender, pulse the greens a few times, until desired consistency.
    • Turn ON SAUTE (normal), add maize flour slurry, and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn OFF SAUTE.
    • Prepare the tempering on a stovetop. On medium-high heat, in a saucepan, add ghee or oil. When ghee is hot, add cumin seeds, dried red chili, asafetida, garlic, and onion. Sauté until light brown, around 3-4 minutes. Turn OFF the heat. Add red chili powder, and pour this tempering over greens.
    • [Optional] Add garam masala, and some lemon juice to taste. Mix well.
    • Kale Sarson ka saag is ready to be served.
      Serve it with some  Makki Ki Roti, a tall glass of lassi, some gud, and onion and green chili salad with some freshly squeezed lemon juice.
      I also like to serve some Baked Bhindi Fry as a side dish. Enjoy!!

    STOVETOP KALE SARSON KA SAAG

    • In a pressure cooker, add kale, mustard greens, onion, ginger, garlic, green chili, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt to taste, and water. Close the pressure cooker, and cook on high heat for 3 whistles. Turn OFF the heat.
    • Let pressure release naturally for around 5 minutes, after 5 minutes, manually release the remaining pressure.
    • Open the lid. Using a hand blender or immersion blender, pulse the greens a few times, until desired consistency.
    • Turn on the heat. Add maize flour slurry, and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn off the heat.
    • Prepare the tempering on a stove. On medium-high heat, in a saucepan, add ghee or oil. When ghee is hot, add cumin seeds, dried red chili, asafetida, garlic, and onion. Sauté until light brown, around 3-4 minutes. Turn OFF the heat. Add red chili powder, and pour this tempering over greens.
    • [Optional] Add garam masala, and some lemon juice to taste. Mix well.
    • Kale Sarson ka saag is ready to be served.
      Serve it with some  Makki Ki Roti, a tall glass of lassi, some gud, and onion and green chili salad with some freshly squeezed lemon juice.
      I also like to serve some Baked Bhindi Fry as a side dish. Enjoy!!

    Notes

    Please refer to the recipe post for the following:
    1. How To Clean And Prep Greens
    2. Tips For Best Kale Sarson Ka Saag 
    3. Easy Kale Sarson Ka Saag Variations
    4. Frequently Asked Questions
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