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Good Living : Recipe of the Month – Indian-Style Mustard Greens (Sarson Ka Saag)

Recipe of the Month

Indian-Style Mustard Greens (Sarson Ka Saag)

Ingredients:

  • 11/4 pounds mustard greens, stemmed, or broccoli rabe, trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 pound cleaned spinach
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
  • One 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Salt

Method:

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the mustard greens and cook for 2 minutes. Add the spinach and cook for 30 seconds. Drain the greens, transfer to a food processor and puree. Sprinkle the cornmeal over the greens and pulse briefly to combine. Transfer the pureed greens to a bowl.
  • Add the garlic, jalapeños and ginger to the food processor and finely chop. Add the onions and finely chop.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Add the garlic-onion mixture and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Add the pureed greens and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally; add about 1/4 cup of water if the greens look dry. Season with salt and serve.
  • Serve with Naan or makki ki roti.

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