HAPPY LOHRI TO ALL
Mention Punjab and the first image that comes to mind is GOLDEN TEMPLE&that of lush green fields. Mention Punjabi food and the first thing that comes to mind is makke ki roti and sarson ka saag. Punjabi cuisine is like the Punjabis themselves. It is simple, sizeable and hearty - with no unnecessary frills.
. Besides the long preparation time, these vitamin rich dishes also require a lot of time to cook. Almost all the preparations are cooked on a slow fire to coax out that perfectly robust taste. Sarson ka saag is cooked on a slow fire for hours with a minimum of spices so that the fresh taste can be retained. In fact, the longer it takes to cook the saag, the better it tastes.IMPORTANCE OF SARSO DA SAG AND MAKKIDI ROTI
The festival of Lohri was celebrated on 13th Jan. The Festival of Lohri marks the beginning of the end of winter and the coming of spring and the new year
In the evening, with the setting of the sun, huge bonfires are lit in the harvested fields and in the front yards of houses and people gather around the rising flames, circle around (parikrama) the bonfire and throw puffed rice, popcorn and other munchies into the fire, shouting "Aadar aye dilather jaye" (May honor come and poverty vanish!), and sing popular folk songs.
The traditional Lohri food Sarson da Saag and Makki di Roti is specially cooked for the main course on this day along with sweets and other delicacies. I learnt this mouthwatering duo -the Punjabi way from my aunt. for dinner coz it tastes better if the Roti and Saag are both piping hot. So here’s a typical Punjabi recipe (aunt's) for Sarson da Saag and Makki di roti
For the Sarson Saag
1 big bunch Sarson leaves (mustard leaves)
1 bunch Spinach leaves½ bunch Bathua leaves (Chenopodium album)
1/4 bunch of green methi(optonal)
2 onions chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
green chillies 5 crushed
4-5 garlic pods finely chopped
½ inch ginger piece crushed
2tsp Makki flour (Cornmeal)
Salt to taste
Roughly chop the cleaned, washed leaves of Sarson, Spinach (don’t remove spinach stalks) and Bathua. Pressure cook for 1 hour. Cool and coarsely puree in a food processor.
Add makki ka atta green chillies and paste of ginger to this sag. Add salt.Cook for 10-15 minutes .
In a pan heat 1 tsp butter and oil. Add ,chopped garlic and onion .Sauté till onions become translucent. Add chopped tomato to it and cook till butter comes out .Add sag to itand cook for 5 minutes.
It is ready to eat.Serve piping hot with makki di roti
MAKKE DI ROTI:
2 cups Makki Flour (cornmeal)
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking
Butter for topping
balls. Pat each ball into a small round Roti between your palms, or make rotis by patting on a flat surface or on a plastic sheet taking care that the Roti is not too thin.Cook on a hoAdd salt to the Makki flour. Knead into a dough by adding warm water. Divide into small t griddle brushing oil on both sides.
Top up with butter and serve with sag.
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The roti looks so tempting dear...:)
Looks tempting and has come out perfectReplyDelete
That looks amazing Santosh, and you said it, when i think of punjabi cuisine its always green that comes to my mind!!!ReplyDelete
that looks so yummy...i'm a big fan og punjabi cuisine..ReplyDelete
good to know about the festival and palak dish looks yummy dear....ReplyDelete
I was waiting for this post from you for so long...this is our family favorite n yours looks so perfect an authentic..yum!ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event.
Definitely a combo that is worth making...ReplyDelete
Thanks Santosh ji, for linking it to "Celebrating Regional Cuisine"
Very tempting and mouthwatering dish,delicious greens with makke di roti.ReplyDelete
Tempting and delicious combo..will surely give this a try.ReplyDelete
i always wanted to sarso ka sag thanks for the recipe they look yum!ReplyDelete
Authentic punjabi roti and sag..looks fantastic..ReplyDelete
delicious.. sarso ki saag is my fav dish.. love it.. your looks so tempting. yummmmy... and makki ki roti is so delicious too..ReplyDelete
Healthy punjabi dish! So nourishing it looks.ReplyDelete
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Best winter cuisine !!! I used to enjoy this delicacy back in Delhi. Looks deliciousReplyDelete
Both the dishes look tempting..ReplyDelete
delicious healthy combinationReplyDelete
Santosh your makki ki roti & sarson da saag brought back memories of road side dhaba and manji's. We would drive long distances and then take a break and eat a meal in one of these dhaba's north bound mostly and enjoy piping hot sarson saag with makki roti,pyaz and hari mirch mmm-mmm I am loving the pictures you have posted :)BTW thanks for stopping by at my blog,I am adding myself to your list of followers:)Thanks!ReplyDelete
Wow that's an awesome combination!Looks very delicious!ReplyDelete
Makki ki roti n sarson ka saag is a lovely combo..I loved the dark green color of the sarson ka saag..it looks lip smacking...ReplyDelete
hi, First time visitor here. You have some very tempting creations. Makki ki roti and Sarson ka saag looks too good. I think i found a one stop for punjabi food.ReplyDelete
first time here..roti looks so tempting!!nice blog!!ReplyDelete
Roti looks perfect and yummy :)ReplyDelete
You have a nice collection of recipes :) will be back often for sure :)
Sarson ka sag is my hubby's favourite dish.I make it the same way except adding the methi...maybe next time I will try adding it.ReplyDelete
healthy delicious dish thank you for linkingReplyDelete
Delicious combination. Thanks a lot for linking...ReplyDelete
bookmarked your saag recipe.ReplyDelete
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o wow.... mere to mooh me pani. aa gya .. it looks so delicious . i wanna have it even in this summer season...ReplyDelete
Hi & Happy New Year Santosh,i love this combo.ReplyDelete
Happy Lohri to you.. :)ReplyDelete
Happy Pongal dear. Curry looks yummy!ReplyDelete
I followed your recipe and my sarson-ka-saag came out really well, Santosh! Thanks..and happy 2013!ReplyDelete
the combo looks fab....gud oneReplyDelete
My favourite sarson ki saag and makkai ki roti, looks fabulous and fingerlicking good dear. Would like to have now..ReplyDelete
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Wow !! Glad to learn about Lohri !! Lovely dishes !! Thanks for linking to WTML !!ReplyDelete
Lots of great looking dishes here! I can't keep up with all the dishes I want to make...there's always so many good ones :)ReplyDelete
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That looks really delicious! It's one of my favorites thank you for shearing this information.....ReplyDelete
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nice blog! makke ki roti aur sarso ka saag combination so awesome, and tasty so delicious.thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketanReplyDelete
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