Well this new year i have planned to try out new recipes…make dishes that i have never tried before… so to begin with..here goes Sarson ka saag and makke di roti
Sarson ka Saag & Makke di Roti
Pick the leaves from both the greens and wash them nicely in water.
Blanch the greens in boiling water , after 3-4 minutes of blanching the greens, remove them from hot water and immediately wash them with cold water (this helps in retaining the green colour).
Puree the onions and tomatoes and set aside.
Puree the cooked greens and set aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and add jeera to it. Once the jeera starts spluttering.. add the ginger-garlic paste.
Once the paste loses the raw smell, add the onion and tomato puree and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Now add the pureed greens.. Add salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder ti it and cook for 5-8 minutes.
Remove the cooked greens from the flame and add a dollop of ghee and then add lemon juice and set aside.
Add 1 cube of cheese and serve hot with makke di roti
Makke di roti
Mix all the ingredients with water and knead it into a dough.
Cover the dough and Set aside the for 1 hour.
Make balls of the dough of size equivalent to 2-3 lemons put together.
Take a plastic cover or greased paper for making the rotis.
Grease the plastic cover with oil and keep the maize flour ball on it.
Slightly wet your hands and pat the balls flat to a desired size.
Heat a tava and gently place the makke di roti on the tava with the help of the plastic sheet / cover.
Cook the rotis on both sides and set aside on a plate..
Serve hot with Sarson ka Saag
This is Pav Bhaji with a difference, have made this in the microwave (most of the vegetable cooking), but the result was good
Prick the potatoes all around with fork and cook on High for 9-10 mins in the microwave and set aside.
Cook the rest of the diced vegetables in the microwave for 10 min on high
(use a lid which has vents or else do not close the microwave container with a lid whiile cooking)
Peel the potatoes and dice the cooked potatoes.
Take 50% of cooked potatoes and mash them with a ladle or with hand.
Take half quantity of the cooked diced vegetables and mash them in a mixer to a pulp and set aside.
Take oil in a kadai and heat it. Once the oil is hot add choppped onions and ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute...
Once the onions are cooked, add the chopped tomatoes and saute till the oil seperates from them.
Add the various masala powders and saute for some more time.
Add all the cooked vegetables (pulp and diced) and mix well.
Add salt, pav bhaji masala and let the whole thing simmer for some time.
Before serving, add chopped onions, grated cheese, lemon juice and garnish it with corriander leaves
Serve hot with toasted pav / bread.