Sunday, July 3, 2011

Gajar,Gobhi Aur Shalgam ka saag

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Weekdays for me are spent meeting one time deadline after another. As the clock strikes 7AM the race begins. Every now and then I look at the red clock in our living room to ensure I am not running very late. Do I have enough time for breakfast ? Ohh how is the traffic today. What do i make for dinner ? and the questions in my mind just continue.
So I simply love long weekends like the these. No early morning rush. A few minutes more in the cozy bed wont hurt. And no struggle to wake up our toddler too. He can sleep as long as he feels like.
I love celebrating these days by treating ourselves to some indian breakfast. Pohe, upma, idlis and sometimes even cinnamon toast are usually on the menu on weekends. And add to that a cup of masala chai or even adrakwali chai. And breakfast is served right !!

However on the menu today is a curry that can be served at a homey lunch.I saw this recipe on zee tv 's khana khazana last week or so. It looked simple but an intresting composition. Just a few spices like cumin, ginger and turmeric complement the sweetness of the root vegetables. We had it with rotis for a filling weekend lunch.

Gajar, Gobhi Aur Shalgam ka Saag
(Recipe from
What's needed :

2 medium carrots diced
1 turnip or daikon root grated ( can be replaced with 2 to 3 red radishes also)
1 of cauliflower grated
1 medium onion finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger
3 green chillies cut into 3 to 4 pieces
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp cumin
salt to taste
oil to saute

1. Over medium heat combine the oil and cumin and wait till the seeds sizzle.
2. Then add the onion, turmeric and saute till translucent.
3. Then add the green chillies, ginger and the vegetables.
4. Add 1/4 C water and cover and cook till vegetables are tender.
5. Add salt and mix in a handful of cilantro. 
6. Taste and add more seasoning if required.
5. Serve with warm rotis. 

This tasted really good. I love that the saag uses so much of the fresh produce readily available during summer. And its super-easy isnt it ??

Have a great week ahead !!

1 comment:

Priya said...

Colourful and inviting saag,can have it with anything..